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19Mar/150

Gray Elf Snakestrike Duelist

The Snakestrike Duelist is an older D&D Chainmail figure I painted as a side project back in 2009 ago.  The sculpt itself is typical for the Chainmail line, relatively flat and almost 2D-ish compared with more intricately sculpted miniatures.  Done mostly speed-painting, the skin isn't as smooth as I'd like but is a solid tabletop piece.

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27Nov/140

Human Shadow Priest

I worked on the Shadow Priest, another figure from the old D&D Chainmail line, on and off for a while as a side project.  It was originally meant to carry a shield, but I gave the shield to the a Death Cleric I painted from the same line as part of a weapon swap conversion.

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11Aug/110

Human Death Cleric

This miniature is a converted Human Death Cleric from the old Wizards of the Coast Chainmail line. The original miniature (shown in the last image below) carried a heavy scythe which I replaced with a sword and shield. The shield was graciously donated by a Human Shadow Priest from the same line and army as the Death Cleric and the sword was from an old Ral Partha Half-Elf Ranger (also pictured in the last image) I've had sitting around for way too long. I had other options to choose from, but most were far too large for this miniature.

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11Aug/110

Dwarven Hammer Priest

This is another of Chainmail's two-dimensional sculpts - the Hammer Priest was a member of the Mordenguard faction. I picked this one up cheap from the local shop after the game went under since I didn't have many dwarves to use in rpgs. Eventually a player requested it for their character, so it made its way to my painting area.

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11Aug/110

Half Elf Sorcerer

This miniature is the Half-Elf Sorcerer from the Talos faction in Wizards of the Coast's now defunct Chainmail game. They put out a plastic re-sculpt for their D&D Miniatures which looks similar, but this is one of the original metal versions. This miniature was originally painted to be used as a Zheol-Jhe in Misguided Games' Children of the Sun RPG. He was a spear-wielding Kwai Chang Caine type of character - a healer/protector.

 

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11Aug/110

Gray Elf Wizard

The Gray Elf War Wizard was a miniature from the Ravilla faction of the Wizards of the Coast's now-defunct Chainmail miniature game. Like many of the Chainmail figs, the Gray Elf War Wizard was very two-dimensional and lacked any real depth but were reasonably priced... especially once the line was cancelled and the blisters were introduced to the FLGS's discount bins.

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10Aug/110

Troglodyte Warrior

The Troglodyte Warrior came in the Chainmail Kilsek faction box, which I picked up in a discount bin back when I thought the box's contents would make good antagonists in an RPG I was running at the time. I finally got to this guy a few years later when I was trying to find figures for some of the nonstandard races in the Earthdawn RPG. I figured the Trog here would make a good t'skrang (a race of lizard people) but I didn't like the two-handed mace he was wielding so I replaced it with a sword from the Mordheim Mercenaries boxed set I had laying around.

 

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10Aug/112

Stonechild

This miniature is a Chainmail miniature - WotC's metal predecessor to D&D Miniatures. The line as a whole contained mostly two-dimensional sculpts with no depth, but the Stonechild makes an excellent obsidiman for Earthdawn. It's even scaled a bit taller than most 25mm figures which is perfect, but it's also nearly impossible to find at this point.

 
 

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10Aug/110

Gray Elf Dualist

There's not a lot to say about this older model I painted what now seems like ages ago. He's another one of the rather 2-dimensional Chainmail sculpts that lack much depth. I mostly drybrushed the black areas but the green sash on this figure was one of my first ever attempts at highlighting via layering.

 
 

The hair was another experiment on my part. I initially painted it black and highlighted it with drybrushing up almost to white. After that I stained the entire thing with a mix of the old GW Flesh Wash and brown paint to create a reddish-brown hair color. Later refined the technique a bit to use it elsewhere in my collection.

This was another model from the era of craft paint metallics and it really shows on the sword blades.

10Aug/110

Wood Elf Ranger

Back when Wizards of the Coast was releasing Chainmail, the metal unpainted non-collectable precursor to D&D Miniatures, their price point was low enough that I picked up a few figures to use in RPGs and the like. Back then I had just started painting and I was using the Wood Elves (this one and the Scout) to work on my basic techniques. At the time I was really happy with how the Ranger here turned out; particularly my first successful layering on the inside of the cloak and the highlighting on the back of the cloak.

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