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"The Iconic Rust Monster, repaint" Topic

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Xintao13 Apr 2017 8:23 a.m. PST

The D&D Rust Monster was inspired by a bag of plastic figures Gary Gygax found in a dime store. I've had one forever and can't even remember where I got it.

The other day I was inspired to paint it so I dug it out and slapped some paint on it.







Maybe this needs to hit the Frostgrave table was well as a Dungeon.

Cheers, Xin/Jeff

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2017 8:57 a.m. PST


Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2017 9:09 a.m. PST

Very jealous!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2017 9:43 a.m. PST


shirleylyn Inactive Member13 Apr 2017 9:44 a.m. PST

My husband has met Mr. Gygax, and he tells a sad tale of meeting an "Icon" who was very drunk and very bitter.

Andy Skinner Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2017 12:13 p.m. PST

I kept reading the topic name as "Ironic Rust Monster", which does make sense, sorta …


djbthesecond13 Apr 2017 3:50 p.m. PST

I have that same figure. I hope I can do as well a job repainting it :-)

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2017 9:08 p.m. PST

I kept reading the topic name as "Ironic Rust Monster", which does make sense, sorta …

Oh the iron eeeeeeee as monster eats axeman.

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2017 10:24 p.m. PST

Ooh, I was lucky enough to buy some similar bags of plastic critters back in the day and find a few rust monsters in them! (Also bulettes, land sharks). They've since been sold off as D&D collectibles. Sometimes I wish I had them back. But there are surely official, sanctioned metal versions now?

Shirleylyn, I worked at TSR in 1980-81, and even then, E. Gary G., God bless him, could be less than sterling. Your husband is likely not alone in his experience. But, then, de mortuis nil nisi bonum.

Personal logo Wolfshanza Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2017 10:50 p.m. PST

Rust monsters worked great against iron golems !

Lonkka1Actual14 Apr 2017 9:02 a.m. PST

Great repaint!

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2017 11:11 p.m. PST

I've got one of these on order from an eBay seller and I want to paint him just like the above example!

If I had a D&D character again, I'd go out of my way to obtain a baby Rust Monster as a pet and train him to go after my enemies (keeping him safely under a Rust Monster magic sweater for protection against his power at other times).

Tgunner29 Oct 2017 5:48 a.m. PST

Oh I hate those things! I was always a fighter and my DM LOVED making one of critters appear. GRRRRRRRRRRRRR


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