Tuesday, May 4, 2021

AHPC Entry The Mimic


The blurb for the Pit and the Pendulum says "Something Terrifying" and in my own world I am constantly beset by vicious attack furniture.  As I quietly go about (ok noisily go about as I seem incapable of doing anything quietly) my daily business I run in constant danger of being impaled or bludgeon by seemingly innocent tables, chairs, door knobs, walls, bookcases, cabinets...the list of horrors goes on for ever.  You are not paranoid if the furniture is really out to get me...I swear it's got nothing to do with my own gross motor skills or level of distraction.

I am pretty sure that this is a Reaper Bones Mimic in 28mm.  It has a distinct Harry Potter or Muppet feel and was a lot of fun to paint.  It's also the first time I've ever painted a tongue on a mini.  Assuming that this meets the Terrifying criteria enough this nets me another 5 points for the mini and 20 for the Chamber.

*knock, knock*

"Ahhh, come in Victim #7, errmm, Peter."

Oh, yes, the mimic. I definitely think that counts as terrifying.

25 points it is.



  1. It might qualify as Terry Pratchett's "The Luggage".

    Sapient pearwood, you know...


  2. Reminds me of something I read that Gary Gygax wrote wayyyyy back in the "olden times" (when D&D was still something new). The context is vague (might have been one of the spaces in the original Castle Greyhawk "dungeon"), but he described a "living" room where the furniture would come alive (a hilarious concept based on the linguistic twist alone).

    1. Thanks Ed. I too am of an age that I recall when dnd was new.