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Thunderbolt Mountain Squidboy, sculpted by Tom Meier


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45 minutes ago, 72moonglum said:

So hello there all you Reaperlies!

 

So here is Squidboy, a figure sculpted by Tom Meier originally for his Thunderbolt Mountain range and currently available out at Ral Partha Legacy.

 

The hardest thing with this figure was to figure out what color are squids and eventually made him pink.

 

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Judging by his t-shirt, I have a feeling he is supposed to be the archenemy of Whaleboy, in a recent posting of mine.

 

Anyways, please enjoy!

Makes sense as sperm whales love to eat giant squid!

 

Really like the look of his squidness, looks very much like squid skin... wonderful shading/highlighting

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2 hours ago, Iridil said:

Makes sense as sperm whales love to eat giant squid!

 

Really like the look of his squidness, looks very much like squid skin... wonderful shading/highlighting

Thanks Iridil!

 

It was hard to figure out what color I wanted his squiddy squid to be.  I thought of purple, or blue, maybe orangey, but ultimately, he became pink!

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2 hours ago, KruleBear said:

Another nice one to make me smile. Great job on the t shirt free hand. 

So for the purpose of full disclosure, there is no freehand done on this figure. The front and back of his t-shirt are both sculpted in raised fashion. I just painted what was already there. 

1 hour ago, Chaoswolf said:

Good work!

Thank you Chaoswolf!

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Nice work, I like the innocent dufus type expression he has, which contrasts nicely with the "nuke the whales" sentiment. If I recall correctly "Nuke the Whales" first appeared as a bit of background detail in a MAD magazine page sometime in the late 80s/ early 90s. Or at least that's when I first came across it.

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5 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Great job!

Whales, Squids, pffff, time that these youngsters go to work instead of forming gangs!

It's basically a problem of limited employment opportunities at the bottom of the ocean.  Too many young folk with time on their hands

2 hours ago, Lord of the Dish Pit said:

Nice work, I like the innocent dufus type expression he has, which contrasts nicely with the "nuke the whales" sentiment. If I recall correctly "Nuke the Whales" first appeared as a bit of background detail in a MAD magazine page sometime in the late 80s/ early 90s. Or at least that's when I first came across it.

Interesting, I had no idea where this little phrase might have been invented. When we were kids we didn't read MAD magazine that much. My limited funds usually went to miniatures, fantasy books, and D&D stuff, and a little bit to comics.

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