A long, long time ago, I attempted to convet a regular bear mini (probably from a children’s playset) into a World of Warcraft Druid Bear form. This was going to be a present to a friend who helped me learn the ropes in World of Warcraft, stuck with me through levelling a bunch of characters and overall endured my painful healing while tanking everything in sight.
One of the guys from a DnD group just had a massive near-TPK happen in another game he plays at. His brother is going to re-roll a Dwarf Paladin, and I thought I’d print something customised to cheer them up.
After binging videos on YouTube about 3D printing, I finally got myself a printer. My Creality Ender 3 arrived in the mail last weekend, and after building it, calibrating the bed and getting some filament, it was ready to start pumping out critters. 3D prints are notorious for looking “layered”, but what if there was a monster whose skin is supposed to look “wavy”? Enter the Naga.
One of the new players decided to roll a Gnome Druid. Looking around for any suitable miniatures, I eventually came across a Dwarf Sorcerer that, despite the obvious size and build differences, would fit the bill. Another Wizkids miniature, this one is part of the Pathfinder Deep Cuts line.
I recently moved country and had to leave my players behind. Luckily, one of them took up the mantle of DM and the adventure continues. But I couldn’t leave them to play with bottle caps and markers, now, could I? Enter the new Wizkids line of unpainted minis.
The campaign I was running needed bigger drakes. I had been sparingly using the the Ambush Drake monster, but an unpainted miniature did not really instill the fear into my players the way such a beast should. Time to remedy that.