N1S asked me, given a shortage of funds in the Precinct Omega household for birthday parties, if I would run him and a half-dozen friends through a Hogwarts-themed RPG over birthday food and pizza. It's hard to say "no" to a request like that, and I set to designing an adventure structure and a handful of player characters. Then, thinking that a bit of tactical play would be fun, I discovered a massive dearth of schoolboy wizards on the market.
What with me taking on more of an "agent" role, distributing work within a pool of freelancers in return for a percentage of the net, I'm doing a lot less painting than I used to, so I've been turning my hand to sculpting with a view to developing an exclusive Precinct Omega range of miniatures (and saving me the expense of paying someone else to do it). I began with a couple of contemporary sculpts, which I'm still working on, but decided to put them aside to build a small selection of schoolboy wizards, guessing that, somehow, there might be a market for that sort of thing...
Here's the first.
He's not finished completely, but needs to set for a few hours before I can continue work. I've got a second in progress, although I'm not so happy with it. *I'll be starting a third mini later today.