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#23872
Cool new Reaper mini 7 Years, 4 Months ago  
I would post a link to the Reaper site, but for some reason their own picture doesn't show all the accessories that come with this guy. You'll just have to wait for me to paint him up and show him off, I guess, if you can't find him locally...

Anyhoo, the figure is 3186, Wizard and Apprentice. I wondered why this was given that name from the early pics, which just showed a seated wizard with a big book. Sure, there was an imp of some kind supporting the book, but did that constitute "apprentice"?

But now I get it. The figure is a very Disney mage, with a pointed hat and big robes, not seated (frustratingly, it really looked like he was sitting in the pics I'd seen) with a big book, AND a small round table (on the table: a plate, with a mouse nibbling at the crumbs, and a stack of books with a candle on them, melting wax over them) AND he comes with a young boy who is laboring under a huge stack of books he's carrying. He's also pretty Disney -- he's got tattered britches on, and he's taking a comically wide step, goose-stepping almost, etc.

In any case, for people looking for accessories and innocuous NPC-types, it's a good set. The mage is a nice basic mage, could be a scribe or a wizard in combat, but the table and the stockboy are classic background stuff. I'm definitely going to use this kid in my Fenryll bookshelf-stocked MBS libraries...

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#23873
Cool new Reaper mini 7 Years, 4 Months ago  
The minion holding the book looks a lot like a goblin. If it's not a goblin, I'm Santa Claus. I just picked this set up Tuesday at Paint Night. You're right--these are definitely "must haves" just for the accessories. At $12.99 + tax though, you'll want to make sure you get them painted up nicely! (man is tin getting expensive!)

Providing it doesn't rain this weekend here, I'll be priming these up and painting them over the next week!
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#23874
Cool new Reaper mini 7 Years, 4 Months ago  
You mean this fellow?



Yep, he looks nice, and the goblin (?) with the grimoire is terrific.
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#23875
Cool new Reaper mini 7 Years, 4 Months ago  
That's the one. Don't he look like he's sitting?

Anyhoo, I can't believe they left out the table and the boy holding the stack of books. The figure is called "Wizard with Apprentice," and they aren't showing the apprentice! I thought they meant the goblin with the book, but once you get the set, it seems that they don't.

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#23876
Cool new Reaper mini 7 Years, 4 Months ago  
In that shot he sure does look like he could be sitting! There's a very weird foreshortening of his legs from the sash down to the foot. Definitely something about that shot/angle that looks "off" a bit.
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#23877
Cool new Reaper mini 7 Years, 4 Months ago  
Maybe it's a dwarf wizard?
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#23878
Cool new Reaper mini 7 Years, 4 Months ago  
It looks like his cloak is dropping straight to the floor ... indicating a standing pose rather than a seated one. I'll have to check out the whole set ... it sounds great. Thanks for the heads-up !!
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#23879
Cool new Reaper mini 7 Years, 4 Months ago  
Myrthe--it is indeed standing up. No question about it when you're looking at it in your hand. But I've figured out what it is about that picture that makes it looks stunted or seated... there's a heavy shadow in the mid-section between the bottom of his sash and the top of the area near his knee that makes it look like he's shorter than he really is, or like he's partially seated. The highlight on the portion of the leg from the "knee" area down is really bright so it makes it look like it's projecting forward a bit (as would your leg if you were sitting down).

L--does that sound about right?
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#23880
Cool new Reaper mini 7 Years, 4 Months ago  
If you can get a copy of Casket Works #22, it has a picture of the apprentice carrying a stack of books/scrolls and a small circular table with 3 books, a candle and misc. stuff on it.
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#23881
Cool new Reaper mini 7 Years, 4 Months ago  
I found a pic with all the accessories at Fantization.com

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