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How do you make an octopus laugh?  You give him ten tickles!

Wanted to show off this little octopus that I sculpted from some leftover green stuff.  I don't have much experience with sculpting other than a few simple embellishments on minis and a couple of snake swarms I made once.  Wanted to try something relatively simple and figured an octopus would be pretty forgiving.

 

You can see more about how I made this guy and more of my nautical minis in my Dark Tide WIP thread HERE.

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I sculpted and painted this guy in two evenings and am happy with hos cute it turned out.  It's not the most accurate, but I'm proud of it.  It definitely has given me greater confidence in my ability to make something out of nothing.

 

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Here he is next to Capt. Ashe of the Blood Hawk for size comparison.  You can see better photos of the captain in the Show Off Thread HERE.

 

 

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