Vrock

This is a Reaper mini I got a few years ago.  He’s mounted on a cheap plastic poker chip I got in a pack at the Dollar Tree back when poker was a big fad.  Though cheap, they are fairly heavy and solid; great for basing.  I went with garish bright colors because he reminds me of those Warhammer demons of Tzeench.  We were playing 3.5 D&D in a Warhammer-type setting then.  That campaign really soured me on 3e, actually. One player really “mastered” the rules and we spent way too much time trying to get our characters “buffed & polished” (optimized is probably the word for it).  I played a half-orc rogue/ranger/barbarian.  It was fun but after a while the DM couldn’t stand the characters.  I can’t say I entirely blame him.

The flash on my camera drowns out some of the subtlety of the colors…the wings are actually purple at the top, blue in the middle, and white on the flight feathers, not teal.

His pose kind of reminds me of a samurai.  The sword is painted greenish with white highlights, and looks a little like a green stone.  I’m not sure if there was a reason for not painting it metallic, but I do like how it turned out.  If I should ever come across another vrock mini, I think I’d paint it much darker, like a filthy vulture.  I’d have to remove the comb though if it’s another Reaper mini.  Otherworld has a very nice one too.

We beat two of these guys in the D&D game, in the last or penultimate session.  The campaign ended with the party trapped underground in an orc lair, with no real hope of escape.  We called it a TPK.   But I think my half-orc might have been able to figure out something…maybe switching sides, or laying low for a while…

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  1. That’s a sweet mini!
    I love the pose and the shoulder plate made out of another demon!

  2. That is a pretty figure. Make me want to break out my old, unpainted Ral Partha ones and paint them.

  3. Great looking model here Mike!

    It sounds like the flash really altered the color balance but I even like how they look here. LOL

    • In hindsight i should be at least trying to use the ‘autocorrect’ in my picture editor, huh?


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