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Painting 28mm miniatures

Do other DM's paint models for specific campaign NPC's and monsters??


I was wondering are there are DM's out there who search wide and far on the internet for the "perfect" model for a specific NPC, monster or character they are going to play? 

I have to admit I am a bit OTT when it comes to this, I like to have new models painted and ready for when I play D&D and I also like to have the correct models for monsters and NPC's that are in the dungeon I am running.

Have you gone to extreme lengths to find that perfect model?

When I started to read the Hoard of the Dragon Queen module I search high and low for Dragon Kin models for NPC's and also for monsters and characters later in the story....I won't write which ones yet as my friends who I run this dungeon for read this blog.


But I'll post some pictures so illustrate what I am talking about.

To follow on from this post, I have always found it hard to paint eyes and faces for 28mm models....have you? To that end I found this great blog which has given me some great ideas on how to paint my next set of NPC's and monsters who's faces aren't being hidden by helmets or hoods.


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