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Made in gb
Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

So I've been getting my 8 year old into gaming. He's a keen story teller and one of his favourite characters in his storys is a little hedgehog toy of his that he calls Hedgee.

Hedgee is the hero of countless tales and it's only fitting that that should continue on the gaming table too. So now it's down to me to sculpt a Hero Hedgee for us to use.

So here's the man himself, er hedgehog that is.

Now I've never done this before. I've done some sculpting of bits and pieces but never a full miniature from scratch. So this'll be a first for me. I asked him to do a little artist sketch to base my sculpting on and here's my little wire armature to start with. I've read that that's the first thing.

So here we go, one Hero Hedgee on the bench. Wish me luck.

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Very cute. Good luck with bringing the spiny one to life!

Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Thanks Flinty. Stage one. Slap on the green stuff and make it about the right shape.

Couldn't resist giving his tum some fuzzy texture.

   
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Long-Range Black Templar Land Speeder Pilot





Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan

Looking fantastic already! The pose is especially nice - something about the size in relation to the sword and his lil left arm sticking out for balance makes him look really innocent and pure, like a bonafide kids character! Great work, and a lovely way of playing with your boy! I'm sure he'll be thrilled with it when you finish!

   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Thanks PMcB. I was really just going off the sketch!
Obviously the boy knows what he's doing when he picks up a pencil.

Next stage has been on with any hedgehog's most defining feature,

Thanks to a couple of (different coloured) brushes for donating some plastic bristles.

Next thing is his little snout. And glue that sword back on.


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One little Hedgee face on.

I had a crack at a cobbled floor too. Just some little feet to add. And maybe a cute furrowed brow, think angry pikachu.

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Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

That is a bold and powerful looking hero of hedgehogs! I would have loved seeing one of my childhood stories made real like this and I am sure that your 8 year old will too

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Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot






That is one friggin’ cute Hedghog! Excellent sculpting, has your lad been an artistic advisor or is Hedgee a surprise?

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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

thanks both.

no not a surprise, he's been a very active participant in the creative process.

Got some paint on the little guy and I have to say i'm delighted with the result.






Look at his wee adorable face. Cross this hedgehog at your peril!

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Aw, he is aggressively adorable.

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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

He is.

Next up, my younger son now wants one too. His toy, also a Mini Motsu beany plush, is a little black and white kitty called Kitty Mitty.

I wanted to have Kitty Mitty be a magical kitty, little wand and maybe a hat but no. My 6 year old has some pretty hard restrictions in place. No wands or weapons or additions of any kind. Only cuteness is allowed.

   
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Wise Ethereal with Bodyguard







So grumpy for.such a small hedgehog

If your son hasn't seen Tumbleleaf, you should.all.check it out for.more.awesome hedgehoginess.

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Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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That is one determined little cute hedgehog! Your creative director gave good direction! Kitty Mitty sounds adorable too !

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That is so cute, nice work mate! Good luck on the kitty.

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I'll join the praise, that's a really cute hedgehog.

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Hah, that's a cool hedgie!

Thanks,

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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

But of a rocky start to Kitty Mitty.


Not the strongest wire frame but I'm going with it.


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Filled it out with a bit of paper and cut it down some because she was a bit taller than I wanted. Still is. I might drop the legs down a bit too. Looking forward to getting the green on and seeing the shape coming together.

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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland


Stage one of greenstuffing on Kitty Mitty.
My 6 year old (who has a will of iron) has made one concession. Kitty Mitty may have a butterfly on her hand.


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Sculpting almost done for Kitty Mitty. Might tidy up those spaghetti arms. But otherwise in pretty happy with that.

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That’s really cool! I’m very impressed that you sculpted a butterfly! Kudos!

Is kitty by any chance lining up for a hug? Prior to assaulting her unsuspecting prey with claws and razor sharp teeth of course!

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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland


And Kitty Mitty is done! Bit of a different feel to this one. All sweetness and light and not much by way of smiting the enemy. Unless you count being smitten as a kitten.


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One more shot for another angle.
I should've gotten a shot with the original Kitty Mitty toy. It's the same kind as the Hedgee one.

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Very well sculpted and a lot of fun to play- well done!

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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Thanks M–C. They've been hitting the Heroquest board hard.

Also...

Here's the original Hedgees heroes. Including the subject of my next sculpting attempt, a panda called Noodles.(Sorry, that's the name the Mini Motsu people gave him!)

   
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Wow! Great sculpting yet again! Two very lucky kids indeed! Can’t wait to see what noodles turns out like, will he have a weapon or rely on cuteness?

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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland


Work has begun.
And yes, Noodles will indeed be wielding an offensive weapon. And his lunch. It's going to be a bamboo staff.

   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Looking a bit more like it...

It takes a bit of greenstuff to help it look like something. Something to work with anyway.

   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland


Noodles is really coming together now. Just the head and a some leaves on the bamboo stick to do.

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Go Noodles!


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Excited for Noodles. I hope the kids are too. What a great project!

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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Noodles is Go!

Looking forward to getting some paint on this little fella now.

   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Don't mess with this bear's bamboo or he'll make you eat it!




That said, he looks like a pretty happy fella.



I'm pretty happy with him anyway. Bit more of a badass than Kung-fu Panda.

   
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Awesome! Noodles is one bad-ass bear! His bamboo staff complete with leafy bit is inspired! Bravo sir!

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