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16Jan/152

Elf Ranger

I picked up this ranger ears after my first two attempts at painting WotC wood elf sculpts back in 2001 with the intent of doing a comparison piece.  The brown leather color scheme wasn't anything extraordinary but that wasn't the point - the point was to create a spiritual successor to the Chainmail wood elves using what I'd learned over the years.

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12Jan/150

Strach, Overlord Hero

Comparing Strach here to the original sculpt I made a few minor changes.  The original sword was damaged pretty much beyond repair, and my attempts at straightening it weakened the blade to the point I decided to replace it completely.

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9Jan/150

Half Orc Assassin

This old Wizards of the Coast miniature is a relatively simple sculpt but he's got some nice character. The sculpt of the face in particular was fun to paint and took the darker skin tone I wanted to use on this miniature perfectly.

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5Jan/150

Lord Jester, Mercenary

I was particularly happy with how Lord Jester turned out.  Faces are always hard and this is one of my better products.  Likewise the bright teal jacket turned out to pop sufficiently.  The end result is one of my favorite recent pieces.

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2Jan/150

Black Legionnaire

The Black Legionnaire is actually a repaint.  It was originally one of my first paint jobs and while functional I wanted another shot at the sculpt.  After a Pinesol soak and scrubbing I forced myself out of my muted-color-safe-zone.

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29Dec/140

Saxon Orrik

I painted up Saxon to use as an RPG figure for a desert-flavored character in my Earthdawn game.  This required a replacement for his left hand which held a rifle that would be out of place in that game, and mounting on a smaller 25mm base which is easier to use on 1" grids the few times we actually use them.

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26Dec/140

December Acolyte

While the stock December Acolyte sports an (aptly) wintry color scheme, I wanted to do something a little more temperate.  I started by playing with trying off-white for the cloak and wound up taking a very Assassin's Creed-y route.

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11Dec/140

Deladrin, Female Assassin

I've shown Deladrin a while back in a previous post but never got around to posting the finished version.  Only about four years later, no biggie right?

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8Dec/140

Anastasia di Bray

Sometimes I think I go too far with muted color schemes.  I always prefer them for something like Anastasia here instead of painting the spy in bright and garish colors but it doesn't translate to the table top nearly well.

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4Dec/140

Leisynn, Mercenaries Mage

Leisynn probably lived on my painting desk in various stages of completion for close to a couple of years.  I started and stopped him a number of times as I picked up other projects until I decided to finally buckle down and finish him up.

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