My latest obsession...

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  1. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Many Years ago, when I played every weekend, I got myself hooked on building, and painting Miniatures, AKA Minis, for Dungeons & Dragons... Now fast forward 30 odd years and A company called Wizkids is making nice quality plastic minis, relatively cheap. Between Bandai Star Wars kits, and work, I've been working on some of these little jewels.
    A pair of small monsters called "Mimics" they "mimic" an ordinary item that an adventurer would expect to see, then when the adventurers are not expecting it, they attack... insidious.
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    But his little gem is a Beholder, or Eye Tyrant, Floating balls of hate that destroy or devour everything that crosses thier path
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    now ya gotta remember, these are hand assembled (where necessary) and hand painted by me. The Mimics represent less than a days work, I started them last night, and finished them today, but the Beholder is a good 3 days work. I took nearly 4 hours just on the center eye.

    As I get and do more of them, I'll post to this thread...

    Thanks.
  2. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    The Beholder came with 2 sets of 4 of the eye stalks, here are a few pics with the alternate eye stalks installed
    this pic has the other 2 spell effect eyes swapped out
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    and this is all plain eye stalks installed
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    I decided to not glue any eye stalks in place so I can change them out as I want...
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  3. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    That's some crazy azz sh*t!! ;)
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  4. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

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    Great Fun... I used to do Tin Soldiers back in the day, had a ton made in England, Knights and mounts jousting, that sort of thing... I wish I still had them!!
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    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    D&D Monsters range from the every day goblins and pixies, to the down right weird aberations and such, the Beholder is an Aberation, created by foul magics, for dire purposes,
    I had a few tin soldiers, the last one I had was a tin of Field Marshal Rommel.... then the wife's eldest melted him down for some unknown reason.
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    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    That's a design I could use for the story I'm working on! :)
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  7. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    The latest project,
    Treasure piles in the making,
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    and my new acquisitions, a Rust Monster and his lunch, and a pair of Dragonborn Fighters.
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    the treasure piles are very simplistic, just molded to be piles of coins, a couple gems, one piece has a chest, the other two have bags,
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