5E Making an Atropal Miniature
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    Making an Atropal Miniature

    For the climactic encounter of an unnamed published WotC adventure, I needed an Atropal miniature. But there's a decided lack of deformed undead stillborn godling fetuses.
    So I needed to make my own.

    Step one was getting something to serve as a base:

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    Dollar store purchase. I had hoped for an actual baby, or ceramic figure. But this had to do.

    I cut its hair and rammed a bit of wire through its belly, coiling that around it. The wire was to serve as the umbilical cord, and also hold up the mini.

    From there I covered it in Green Stuff and two-part white sculpting epoxy. I was trying both out. My first time trying both, and I wanted to compare.

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    The green stuff was sticky and tended to pull off with my fingers. But it was less pasty and doughy than the white stuff. But having the two different colours helped contrast a little.
    Right now things looked effed up but I was hoping primer would cover some of the imperfections of my lack of skill (and the absence of appropriate tools).

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    Not bad so far.
    At this stage I realised I put waaay to little crap and imperfections on the legs. Bugger.

    After it dried I painted while listening to an episode of Critical Role. Painting minis is a great CR activity.

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    Here's it mostly done.
    I'm not a great painter, so this isn't a fantastic miniature.
    I decided the cords around the umbilical didn't stand out enough from the rest of its veins, so I added a little extra pink.

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    This is it on a huge-sized base.

    I can't wait to spring this on my players.
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    Here’s a pic with PC minis for size comparison:

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    It would've been cool if the umbilical cord was wrapped around its neck, like it choked on it.

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    Big props for that!

    What was the expression on the players' faces when you produced it at the table?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenstone.Walker View Post
    Big props for that!

    What was the expression on the players' faces when you produced it at the table?
    Haven’t sprung it yet. Wanted to get it done with lots of extra time. Soooo....
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    That’s great. I’m all for creating home-made minis.

    I sprung this on my players recently:

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    Why does the adventure need to be unnamed?

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    Well done! DM Scotty would be impressed.

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    That's a really horrible mini.

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