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 Super Kingdom Death Explore! updated- The Hand 
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Mini-Boss
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There's no doubt that the Phoenix is the great centerpiece of the core Kingdom Death board game. It is a massive, twisted and brilliantly detailed mini.

For my own set, I've decided to follow Super Dungeon Explore logic- as the creatures get larger, they also become less chibi. This follows the way that old videogames would work (good examples are Final Fantasy or Pokemon- proportions become less chibi as the characters get larger).

Also, the mini already has a massive head in comparison to its body. Ultimately, I decided to simply change the face instead of rearranging the whole thing.

But my pics were too big for the forum... so here's a link instead

http://www.gardenninja.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/Kingdom-Death/Chibified-Phoenix.jpg

Inside you can see how the human face inside the mouth has been replaced with a chibi face. More subtly, the other eyes on the phoenix have been re-scupted to be a little larger.

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August 29th, 2017, 4:06 pm
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crazy awesome paint job on that pheonix (have yet to assemble either one of mine) and the face looks like it was always meant to be there. I think it even manages to make it a little more creepy, like they guy is wearing the bird as a suit and has gigantic hands.

any shots of it next to the twilight knight?


August 29th, 2017, 7:16 pm
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I think my wife has taken a few photos while we were playing, but I don't have any size comparison shots right now.

To be fair- there always is a face inside of the phoenix head- it just isn't always as cute.

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September 26th, 2017, 4:27 pm
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I knew the original had a face but its smaller and not as noticable. I like your version better.


September 26th, 2017, 9:37 pm
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This is my ‘conversion’ of Kingdom Death’s monster “the Hand” in chibi form.

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I put those quotation marks there because I'm not sure at what point I'm crossing a line between conversion and original sculpt. I started out with a Tanchyo Yajiri:

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I cut and reposed the legs, hollowed out the head to sculpt the brain and crown, and sculpted the helmet over the remains of the head. I was planning to use those ears for the crown, but it didn't work out, so they got removed completely.

I also removed his arms and resculpted them completely. I sculpted the cape, and added the sword from another Kingdom Death mini.

I was planning on keeping the breastplate, but in the end I cut it out and re-sculpted the whole thing.

In the end, only a small portion of his pants and belt came from the original mini. I basically just had an elaborate armature underneath there.

I entered him into Reapercon's Open competition, and he got a gold medal.

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