Yup, I used to play D&D! No, we didn’t get dressed up.
One thing I could never find was a decent miniature to use as my character. Eventually I gave up looking and decided to make my own.
He’s made out of epoxy putty with acrylic and model paints. He looks a great deal like Ezio Auditore from Assassins Creed as that is still one of my favorite game storylines. and I kept him in an old cigar box.
He wasn’t supposed to make it to New Zealand with my shipment over. The packers packed a section of things in our living room meant to go to our storage unit. So having traveled half way around the world and me finally making a decent mitre jig. I figured it was time build him a proper display case.
I have seen life sized displays of mannequins with old suits of armor from all over the world. Usually in museums, like the Natural History Museum of Pittsburgh. I also remember seeing some in a Japanese Steak House in Seattle probably 10 or more years ago. This is what I wanted to replicated. This is the home I wanted for him.
So yeah D&D is nerdy and all that but with a good group of folks with imagination and math skills paired with an excellent Dungeon Master, It’s the best fun. – Beer, Mead, ports and pizza usually help a lot as well. That said this really would be a great way to display a lot of things. It’s also a fantastic way to practice molding/moulding and miters!
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