Shin High Kobold

I haven’t had much time for painting this week, so I used what time I had on my smallest miniature:  an Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Kobold.  I picked him up cheaply with some other odds and ends I thought might come in handy during our Shin High Terror campaign.  He didn’t, and I don’t know much about him – except that he’s tiny even among other miniatures.

He was produced by Citadel Miniatures in the 1980s as part of a box of D&D monsters.  There’s not much written about him anywhere online.  Stuff of Legends and the Lost Minis Wiki both state only that:

This boxed set contained a selection of 11 basic low-level D&D monsters.  These figures were sculpted with integral metal shields . . . by Michael Perry, Alan Perry, Bob Naismith, and Jes Goodwin.

I chose a colour sheme based on Tony DiTerlizzi’s artwork in the AD&D 2nd Edition Monstrous Manual.  I bought all three DiTerlizzi Masterwork Kobolds from Dark Sword Miniatures at the same time I bought this one.  This seemed like the best way to tie together the very different old and modern designs into some sort of coherent whole – although I’m not sure when I’ll get around to painting the others.

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