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Ian Phillips, founder of Iron Tusk Painting, is a painter and consultant of miniatures and terrain pieces for Critical Role since the beginning of Campaign Two. Most notably, he painted the miniatures for the player characters of Campaign Two, UnDeadwood, Exandria Unlimited, and multiple one-shots. He and his work are featured in all episodes of Mini Primetime.

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Ian Phillips began working with Critical Role at the beginning of Campaign Two, where he painted the miniatures for the Mighty Nein.[1] His work on the Nein miniatures was featured in every episode of Mini Primetime.[2] He later painted the miniatures for Essek Thelyss appearing in "The Streets of the Forgotten" (2x134) to "Fond Farewells" (2x141)[3] and the miniatures for Trent Ikithon, Astrid Becke, and Eadwulf Grieve appearing in "Fond Farewells" (2x141).[4]

Outside of the main campaigns, he painted miniatures for multiple one-shots, for both miniseries, and videos featuring the Uk'otoa board game.




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 See "Curious Beginnings" (2x01) at 0:10:56.  The second set of miniatures for the Nein were painted by Mat Hart of Steamforged Games.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Critical Role Logo Mini Primetime with Will Friedle! on
  3. 3.0 3.1 Twitter logo Matthew Mercer (@matthewmercer) on Twitter: "#criticalrolespoilers Man... folks seem to have a singular mind to tonight, hahaha. Had I more time, I would have customized him to be floating, but you get the gist. :) (Painted by the lovely @irontuskpaints, and mini made via @eldritchfoundry)" (2021-03-26).
  4. 4.0 4.1 Iron Tusk Painting on Instagram: "#Essek #Trent, #Astrid, #Eadwulf Miniature Designed by @matthewmercervo" (June 24, 2021).
  5. Twitter logo Iron Tusk Painting (@irontuskpaints) on Twitter: "#CriticalRole OG Minis BY @C4RP3R (Veth by me). Updated the bases for ease for camera and player to track in the battle mat" (2021-03-04). See also the similar post on the Iron Tusk Painting Instagram.
  6. See "The Night Before Critmas" (Sx41) at 0:1:53.
  7. Critical Role Logo The Adventures of the Darrington Brigade on
  8. Twitter logo Ian Phillips (@irontuskpaints) on Twitter: "DOOM ETERNAL BY @idSoftware Miniatures for @CriticalRole one shot with @matthewmercer @samriegel @executivegoth @LauraBaileyVO @ThatBronzeGirl @sweeetanj" (2020-03-20).
  9. Critical Role Logo UnDeadwood Part II: God Don’t Play Cards on
  10. Critical Role Logo How to Play Uk’otoa from Darrington Press on
  11. Critical Role Logo Let's Play Uk'otoa! on
  12. Twitter logo Critical Role (@CriticalRole) on Twitter: "Relax to the soothing speed paint of our Exandria Unlimited miniatures meticulously crafted by our friends at @EldritchFoundry and hand-painted by the incredible Ian Phillips of @irontuskpaints! Thank you both for bringing this chaos crew to life!" (2021-07-21).
  13. Critical Role Logo EXCELSIOR on
  14. Twitter logo Iron Tusk Pinting (@irontuskpaints) on Twitter: "#CriticalRole #ExUCalamity #exu #dnd #dungeonsanddragons #ExUSpoilers" (2022-06-21).
  15. The headquarters of the Navigator's Guild of Avalir painted by Twitter logo Iron Tusk Pinting (@irontuskpaints) on Twitter: "#ExUCalamity #dnd #CriticalRole" (2022-06-15).
  16. Vespin Chloras painted by Twitter logo Iron Tusk Pinting (@irontuskpaints) on Twitter: "#ExUCalamity #dnd #CriticalRole" (2022-06-22).
  17. Iron Tusk Painting on Instagram: "Channeling my best @foncostudios vibe and one of my SFX heros @fonhdavis. Total dream come true to be able to create/paint/3D print these space ships. My childhood Star Wars dream is now real (kit bash/starship building). Thank you @kyleshire for bringing me on board this amazing project." (September 14, 2021).
  18. Iron Tusk Painting on Instagram: "#TheNautilusark ... minis A Oneshot GM by @ashleythejohnson" (September 21, 2021).
  19. Iron Tusk Painting on Instagram: "#TheNautilusark Character Minis A Oneshot GM by @ashleythejohnson" (September 22, 2021).