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Monday, May 11, 2009
Reaper: 3294 Tobias Winterthorn
This was a difficult figure in both painting and construction. Construction: Even though the extended foot had a plug and the base of riding vines had a socket, it wasn't enough for a secure connection -- perhaps, if this was to be a display piece-- but this figure is to be used in D&D games.
My solution was to drill and pin the heel of the same foot to the vine, so I would have two points of contact. I got lucky with the placement of the pin placed in the foot and the hole drilled in the vine- the fit worked out so well that when I first test fitted the figure, the foot almost snapped into place.
Painting wasn't too difficult, I guess, just seemed like there was a lot of different things going on with the figure, so it was difficult to focus on certain parts of the figure at a time.