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Alxbates20 Feb 2017 2:56 p.m. PST

I haven't painted anything in a long, long while! So, when I felt inspired to paint a few days ago, I rode that wave until I finished one of my new terrain pieces, a Doom Serpent idol sculpted by Dave Cauley:


I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!



I've got some painting commissions coming up soon, so it felt good to do this as a warm-up.

-Alex in Alaska

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2017 3:13 p.m. PST

It looks good; I really like the eyes.

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2017 3:18 p.m. PST


Terrement20 Feb 2017 3:21 p.m. PST


Alxbates20 Feb 2017 3:33 p.m. PST

@Terrement – I was initially going to just paint the eyes like stone like the rest of the model, but even with the gold neck ornament, it looked a little plain.

I thought that gemstone eyes might make for an extra incentive for adventurers to pillage the statue (as if adventurers ever needed incentives to pillage!), and eyes are natural focus points. I never really thought of trying anything other than green or red.

The lizardman is one of mine, it's a Histath warrior (actually a serpent man, but, that's a fine line to parse).

I'll eventually have an entire tribe of them made.

Der Krieg Geist20 Feb 2017 7:33 p.m. PST

Alxbates, do you know if John Dennet sculpted any more of those Histath miniatures? Idol looks really nice as does the serpent dude. :)

Alxbates20 Feb 2017 8:50 p.m. PST

@Der Krieg Geist – Sadly, John was unable to commit to sculpting any more of the Histath.

That's a main reason for my delay in making any more of them… I want to find another sculptor who can match John's quality!

Der Krieg Geist21 Feb 2017 8:13 p.m. PST

Kind of a shame. I have loved John Dennets sculpts for decades and bought all of the Grenidier minis he did and still have a great many of them. I still have the Terronus Queen of Dragons, he gave me at a gaming con. I was asking him how I could replace or sculpt a missing piece because the one I bought at a store was missing the end of the tail section. I was a teenager then. Almost fifty now. I don't tend to forget good people. :)

Cacique Caribe21 Feb 2017 11:40 p.m. PST

Wow!!!!!!!! Those look incredible.

I love it, love it, love it.


dndgeek28 Feb 2017 11:27 a.m. PST

Did the link go missing? I see nothing.

Baranovich28 Feb 2017 12:33 p.m. PST

Fantastic!! I had a flashback to my child and the TV show "Land of the Lost" when I saw those alien guys!

They look like the Sleestack! Is that what they were originally sculpted to be?

dndgeek28 Feb 2017 12:41 p.m. PST

Tried 3 different browsers. I still see nothing, except there was a brief flash of an image frame.

tyrela02 Mar 2017 6:53 a.m. PST

Who makes those sleestack

Alxbates05 Mar 2017 1:43 p.m. PST

I make those Sleestacks – they're Forge of Ice miniatures, too.

Sorry that the images aren't showing up – they're hosted through Imgur, it should be good.

But, if you can't see them – I do have more photos up on the Forge of Ice FB page:

dndgeek15 Aug 2018 1:02 p.m. PST

Oh, hey Alex!

I still see no link, but I've seen the Sleestacks by now elsewhere and they're very cool!


repaint15 Aug 2018 8:52 p.m. PST

It looks very good! Very tempting for Conan & Co…

Darn I Zhaan10 Oct 2018 7:42 p.m. PST

Always love to follow your work. I painted up some of your mutant terror birds for my vulture Dwarf army.

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