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    BEHOLD(ers)!

    When life gives you styrofoam balls, make Beholders (or call a doctor).


    I was running a D&D campaign with Beholders in it, and to my surprise, Wizards of the Coast has not made any freakin' Beholder figurines! (Not that I could find, anyway.) They're only one of the most trademark monsters in the system, so why would we want to go and do something like make some figures of them - especially when we could make a fiendish gnoll warlock instead. Everyone knows there are just dozens of them running around. 9_9

    Anywho, I corrected this shortcoming by making my own out of styrofoam balls, brown paint, pipe cleaners, googly-eyes (yes they move) and my trusty glue gun (also useful for making drool). The mouth I grabbed from one of my many pics of Cthulhu type monsters and printed them out and glued them on.

    Here you can see that I used homemade stands to put them on (courtesy of my husband). I placed an unpainted figure there for scale. The Beholders are about the right size in comparison to the human figure.



    The finale of my campaign had a Beholder "Hive Mother" in it. They're bigger and nastier. Mine also happened to be a lich, but that's niether here nor there. ;-)

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    Hive Mother in scale.

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    That's REALLY awesome! :D

    You should applaud yourself!

    Definatly better then any old figurines! :D
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    Those are just adorable. Some great-looking beholders you got there. Nice work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ink View Post
    Those are just adorable. Some great-looking beholders you got there. Nice work!
    Never heard 'adorable' as an adjective for beholders before. They are like real-world OOTS-Style beholders! I don't have good arts & crafts expertice, but I do have an eye for it, and you are pretty good!

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    Sweet! If the cool mouths and drool didn't do it for me, the googly eyes definately did! Those look pretty awesome.
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    ^^ They do look adorable. It's the googly eyes that does it.

    I'm just reminded of a friend of mine who made a beholder plushie for her young son once. Of course she made the menacing eyes and mouth all cute and cuddly instead. After that her son kept wanting to go to the zoo to see beholders.

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    I was running a D&D campaign with Beholders in it, and to my surprise, Wizards of the Coast has not made any freakin' Beholder figurines! (Not that I could find, anyway.) They're only one of the most trademark monsters in the system, so why would we want to go and do something like make some figures of them - especially when we could make a fiendish gnoll warlock instead. Everyone knows there are just dozens of them running around. 9_9
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    http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/mi/20050113b

    First picture should cover you pretty nicely if you want a nice official beholder mini. I like yours more though.
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    Wow, my limitation on things to represent D&D was some war hammer figurines I found around the place.

    Need a white chromatic dragon? Use a clan rat.

    I think I may need to steal those and add them to my collection of all things cute.
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    :D they're great.
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    They...Are officially better than Ink's avatars (Sorry Ink).

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    ^ Well I've certainly never made a beholder-on-a-stick before so no arguments there.

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    Heh, thanks all! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beleriphon View Post
    http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/mi/20050113b

    First picture should cover you pretty nicely if you want a nice official beholder mini. I like yours more though.
    ACK! Figures 9_9 (no pun intended). They even kinda look like mine! They ripped ME off! :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ink View Post
    ^ Well I've certainly never made a beholder-on-a-stick before so no arguments there.
    One of the things my players said when engaged in combat with them was "I attack the stick that's holding it up." :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevermind View Post
    Ever think of selling stuff at craft fairs?
    Heh, I'm not THAT good. But thanks. :-)

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