May 282015
 

In my continued adventures of cupboard cleaning, here’s something I’ve had primed and good to go for ages but never got round to painting. I can identify two reasons for that; it’s not a particularly interesting model nor do I have any idea at all how to use it. I have plenty of vague ideas, of course, but there’s nothing that triggers my imagination about this model. So why the hell have I painted it? I have no idea, really. I can’t remember how it turned up in my collection, and I can’t remember why I picked it out and primed it. Now it’s painted and I can tuck it away at the back of the display cabinets.

Derp!

Itchy feet!

So, what is it? It’s a slime from the eclectic C18 Night Horrors range. Yup. A “slime”… some sort of license-less proto-shoggoth from back in the days when Citadel produced the rather Lovecraftian range Gothic Horror in an attempt to bag an official Call of Cthulhu license. It didn’t pan out and this guy got dubbed The Slime. Poor guy!

The model is more or less painted with a single paint (Vallejo Game Pale Flesh) which I’ve just washed repeatedly with various red and purple washes. I want it to look more like a freak mutation (or possibly chaotic) than an alien or eldritch species. It’s a bit low on contrast and not very “discernable” but at least I have a tentacled thing on two legs that looks like he could use a dash or two of some soothing ointment.

May 222015
 

I bought this angel quite a few years ago, in 2012 to be exact. Now, three years later I have finally managed to paint it! It’s not a model intended for gaming, but actually a present for my cousin who collect angel figurines. She have been ill for a while so I wanted to paint her an angel as a way of showing that I think of her even if we don’t talk often.

Mmmm... glossy.

Mmmm… glossy.

The model is a Reaper Dark Heaven “Angel of Mercy” sculpted by Sandra Garrity. I can’t say I enjoyed painting it much, and the face is a little chunky and weird. The gloss varnish didn’t do the paintjob any favours either… Regardless, I’m happy to have it done as it hopefully will be a treasured addition to my cousin’s collection and it feels good to have that monkey off my back. I no longer have any obligations to finish models for a third party, it’s just me and my lead mountain now!

Hopefully, I’ll have time to clean up a few more stragglers from old projects. Like the last few guys for my Doom Forgers Dungeonbowl team… or the guys from the Golden Horns of Bashalot… or maybe I can finish a few more minis for Stillburg. But first, I must do the last six of the Raizze.