So here is Archive's "Wink Dog" painted in some slightly wacky colors.
For reasons I can't explain, the first time I saw this mini I wanted to paint it purple and pink. There's a lovable goofiness about this piece that just made me want to go with that color scheme.
I painted it with these colors despite the fact that I'm assuming this was supposed to represent a Blink Dog from Dungeons and Dragons. In fact, I didn't realize it at first but the pose is very similar to Tom Wham's illustration of the Blink Dog from the first edition Monster Manual.
I love that they added a horn and a row of spines on his back, turning this into another creature entirely. I'm more likely to use this in a game of Gamma World than D&D. Even if I had gone for a naturalistic color scheme I probably would have shot for something reptilian rather than anything like a dog.
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