Stuffed fables

OK so this is a strange one.

Not my normal genre.

We bought the game stuffed fables for our granddaughter(it was on her list provided by her parents) we know nothing about the game but Becky (our daughter in law) said all the characters in the game are just grey plastic “there are 6 of them” she said but she had seen somewhere someone had painted them to look like the characters and they looked so much better.

She said with my modelling background could I paint them (I did think to say I’ve never done figures but then thought, it’s only six and it’s just a game they will be really simple )

Well as you can see it’s not 6

And they are no simple they are very detailed, so no pressure only have to do them by Xmas.

I love Megan (my granddaughter) so will do my absolute best but this is totally new waters to me.


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Thanks very helpful.

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Go Grandpa ! I’ve got my first grandchild - a girl we’re told - due in May .


Depending on age and location, what about painting just 6 or so and setting up time after to paint with the grand daughter as an activity together and the colors she wants?

Richard there’s nothing like a grandchild. They melt your heart everytime you see them, there is nothing we wouldn’t do for them (we have 2) Megan 8 and finley 1 1/2
They are our world I nearly forgot our other grandchild Frankie (he’s a doxie) we love him too.

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Before you get started be sure to ask which color she wants them…


Ive been told they are to be the colours in the game.
well I’m quite enjoying this. In the game play and the instructions there are pictures of the 6 main characters but not much of the protagonists which is why there are so many different colours of the other characters (other people are having the same problem as me) so I’ve decided any I can’t find official colours of I’m going to do as colourful as possible.

I’ve got to say it’s quite a morbid game the characters (even the goodies) are quite gothic.


Well I guess this spells the end of the 1/12 race cars - enter Ken the figure painter ! LOL

No mate I love my cars and ships too much, that said , , ,

I could really get into this, I have to keep reminding myself this is for an 8 year old and she won’t appreciate subtle shading and weathering, oh how I would love to go to town on those wolves (I’m calling them wolves I don’t know if that’s what they are) I could take the seam lines out but I’m on a tight schedule, and anyway they are cleverly molded where the creatures are stitched together (a lot of kit manufacturers could take lessons from the way these are molded I’ve only found 1 release pin mark and unless you were looking for it you wouldn’t see it.


Well there are a few more done.


Well they’re done, given time I could have spent ages on them but they’ve got to fully cure then I’ve got to pack them back in the game and wrap it up.

I’m pleased I got them done in time and I think to a standard an 8 Yr old will appreciate (even if she is a real brain box and way ahead of all the other kids in her class) seriously you should see her school reports (I’m especially proud of the statement of her school head saying “Megan’s manners are impeccable”

That girl is awesome and so kind.

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