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Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP writes:

True to my nature, I would brush on Minewax Polyshades Royal Walnut urethane stain, then matte coat it. You could still do that, by selectively brushing it onto his non-skin bits, if you don't like the effect it has on his skin.

I find it dirties up my figures, and as we all know, per Monty Python's, Quest for the Holy Grail, only noblemen are clean, and not covered in <expletive>. LOL!

Seriously, a dark wash over bits of the figure will take it up a level in painting quality and finish, for minimal effort, whether it be oil-based urethane stain, or an acrylic paint wash.

Thanks for sharing that this is a FR-specific monster. Not an FR gamer, so I had no idea, having never seen/heard of a Blackscale Lizardman before. Cheers, Bill!

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian writes:

I'm not sure how this figure ended up in my hands. It's an official Dungeons & Dragons figure, a pre-painted figure made out of a stiff rubbery material.

Blackscale Lizardfolk

The base identifies it as a Blackscale Lizardfolk. It's apparently from the Angelfire series and is an Uncommon. As far as I can tell, it's no longer in production, but still available on the aftermarket. It's about 38mm from ground level to eye level.

According to the Forgotten Realms wiki, Blackscales are native to the Cormyr Swamp, and are bigger, dumber versions of standard Lizardfolk.

Blackscale Lizardfolk

After looking the figure over, I decided it was good enough as-is. Yes, I could have repainted the 'too silver' macehead, or added more highlighting to the dark armor… but I just wanted a quick 'monster' or NPC for my gaming.

Since the cast-on rubbery base was fairly stiff, I chose not to replace it, and simply flocked the top. (I used grass flocking, so he must be a wilderness encounter!)

Blackscale Lizardfolk

To help keep the flocking in place, and also to tone down some of the shininess of the pre-painted figure, I sprayed the figure with Chalked dull clearcoat.

Blackscale Lizardfolk

For storage purposes, I slapped an adhesive FlexSteel base from LITKO on the bottom. I trimmed it by hand for a better fit.

Blackscale Lizardfolk

And since the original base is now covered, I used a white Gelly Roll pen to write an identification on the 'new' bottom.

Quick and easy project.