Friday, July 16, 2021

Nolzur's Marvelous Miniatures - Fire Bat

Recently finding the Nolzur's Marvelous Miniatures release of the Eidolon and Aarakocra alerted me to many miniatures based on my designs and illustrations that I was completely unaware of. Next up, I have for you a miniature based on my design for the Fire Bat that I updated for 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons. This is not the first time this design has been turned into a mini, but this version is superior. To start things off, here is the final design for the Fire Bat.

Fire Bat - Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual - Redesign
© 2014 Wizards of the Coast

Nolzur's Marvelous Miniatures release of the Fire Bar is part of a three-pack of familiars. The other minis in the set are an imp and a small dragon. From what I can tell, this is a very detailed miniature. With it being translucent, it is a little hard to get a good look at it while still in the package, but I have faith it is at least as good as the other miniatures in the line. Being made of fire and bones, it makes sense to produce a translucent mini to highlight the fire body. Once painted, I bet this is a superb figure. Here is the unpainted Nolzur's Marvelous Miniatures release of the Fire Bat.

Nolzur's Marvelous Miniatures - Fire Bat

As I have stated above, the Fire Bat has already been made into a miniature. It was a prepainted mini that was part of the Icons of the Realms line of miniatures. Even in this first iteration, the mini is translucent to add a more fiery feel. The bones are a negative shape on the underside of the mini and then painted black. Here is the original Fire Bat miniature.

Fire Bat
Icons of the Realms miniatures - Elemental Evil

 That's all for another exciting week on the blog. See you back here next week. Until then...  

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  1. I have been researching the Fire Bat mini that comes in the Nolzur's Familiars set and came across your blog. I have been trying to figure out why there is a mini for a creature that does not seem to be a 5e monster. I cannot find it in any book. Do you know what the backstory is? Your blog looks great, BTW. Glad I ran across it!

    1. Hello. Glad you are enjoying the blog! I designed it, they made TWO miniatures of it. I am pretty sure someone else painted it for a book - though I am not sure off hand which one at the moment. I design and paint them, what happens beyond that is out of my hands :)

    2. I thought that might be the case -- thanks for the reply, though!