I found this cute SDE sized Gelatinous Cube on Shapeways and as the Cubes are some of my favorite monsters from D&D, I decided I needed one.
I ordered the model in “Plastic: Frosted ultra detail”, which is one category below the printing quality I chose for the Ghost model. I don’t know if it was due to the printing quality or the model itself, but there were noticable steps on the surfaces of the sides and top of the cube. As there were none on the front and the eyes I think it is an issue with the model, rather than the printing quality. The problem was only minor, though, as a few strokes with a file removed the steps.
I have to admit, that I was very disappointed with Kasaro To’s sculpt when it was released. The other SDE Relic Knights crossover mini sculpts look great, but his proportions are just off and he doesn’t have a chibi flair at all. Nevertheless, he is a SDE mini and so he had to be painted. 😉
I chose to paint him in an original paint scheme, heavily inspired by the Mogu from World of Warcraft’s Mists of Pandaria expansion. To further the Asian theme I added a small lantern from Wyrd Games Asian Zen Base Accessories to his base.
I used the time around christmas to polish the website a bit. The preview pics I used until recently were rather small and showed only a small section of the actual image, so I redid all of the preview pictures on the mini pages. Updated the category pages, too, to get more of a gallery feeling.
Additionally I added a painting timeline where I list everything I paint:
While going through lots of old photos I found some photos of terrain elements from June and July 2010 which I forgot to add to the page. Fixed that:
Finished Codifier Kisa, the last of the SDE Relic Knights crossover mini heroes. The only crossover mini left to do is the miniboss Kasaro To.
Added a small cat from Maow Miniatures to the minis base.