Monday, 11 January 2016

From AdamC - 28mm Two Pandas and a Dragon (15 points)

Because of travel this weekend through Monday night I will only have one post this week.  I have lots of figures almost finished so look for lots of stuff next Monday.
 First up is a weary panda who has stopped on a a rock ledge to watch the sunset at the end of a weary day of travel.  I found the stone on one of my walks and knew it would be good for some project. Its naturally reddish but I gave it a wash and then used a red brown to pick out some details then did a little yellow and orange on the edged and a few raised surfaces to try to simulate sunlight on the cliff face.
 A few Army painter tufts to help break up the monotony of the rock.
 The Figure is from Dark Swords Critter Kingdom line and I didn't know what to do with it until inspiration for this rather artsy fantasy vignette came to my mind.
The smaller panda is also form Dark Sword and I got it in the same kick starter set. He's rather cute but I have no idea what I will do with him.  He might make a good "treasure token" for some game which is why kept the basing very simple. 
I had originally though I might use him with the adult Panda but they just didn't seem to go together readily.
  This figure is a Reaper miniatures special edition I got with some orders I placed before Xmas.  A young dragon slumbers guarding his holiday hoard.
 The rock is from the same source... I did it with a black was to darken the scene a bit. and I wish the camera let me fully captures the facial expression of this little guy.
 There is great detail on the spine and wings of this fellow... truly an neat piece that will be a holiday decoration in my hope for many years to come.
I did a little snow to suggest that side is the cave entrance and just a little snow form out side has drifted into the cave. I love the wing claws wrapped around the packages.

These are all technically 25mm scale figures but the big panda is a bit larger and the other two are actually a bit smaller I leave it to Peter to judge my point total and to decide if the custom basing should count for anything extra.

Well done Adam.  I especially like the adult panda who looks like he could fit into many adventures.  I also like the use of the rocks as bases.  IMHO modellers could find a lot of useful bits in Mother Natures spare parts bin.  I make this 3 25mm figures =15 points.

29 comments:

  1. Nice use of those stones you found Adam :)

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  2. Having painted a panda once before they are trickier than you first think. Yet you have tackled them both well.

    Dragons I just don't paint due to... well you don't need to Know. But I have never EVER painted one. So I might have to claim this one.

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    1. Agreed getting their black and white pattern correct is harder than one would think.

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  3. Great stuff Adam! I second the point about the bases.

    If you want to continue the panda theme you might want to check out Black That's great Chinese range.

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    1. I assume you meant Black Hat? Thanks I will check them out

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  4. The Panda's are so cute-love 'em!

    I see you got the Reaper stone as your surprise in the Halloween "Trick or Treat" goody bag.

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    1. Reaper stone? No the stones were picked up off the ground. The Dragon was a reaper 12 days of Christmas extra if that is what you meant.

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  5. Great looking figs. Now where did I put my noodles

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  6. Lovely job on these figures Clint. I really like the Junior Dragon - he's very, very cute.

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    1. No worries we all start to look alike after a while 😉

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    2. Of everyone in the challenge I am happy to be confused with you. I fear I may come across as a grumpy old git (Actually I am) so you may not be as happy with the comparison as I am !

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    3. I'm not unhappy in the comparison :)

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    4. Sorry lads, I'm in the midst of a horrific head-cold and the meds are making me a bit loopy.

      Now, Adant (or is it Cladam?), how did you do the sparkly star effects in your piece? Wait...

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    5. Embossing poweder but, but... I haven't event finished that figure... get out of my mind Curt!

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  7. What a great idea, love the tired Panda

    Ian

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    1. Thanks he's a great figure surprisingly expressive.

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  8. As much as I like the Pandas, I really like the dragon snoozing with the treasure, that would make a nice ornament for a gamer too!

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  9. A very entertaining and unusual entry Adam!

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    1. They are fun figures the whole Critter Kingdom's Line is quite fun.

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  11. I like the rock bases a lot. I think the Panda with staff is my favorite.

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    1. thanks He's my favorite of this set too.

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