Oct 172016
 

The handsome fellows over on the Scale Creep blog invited me to join their Heroquest Hero Quest and I could hardly turn them down. After all, I had already embarked on this journey myself and could use an incitament to revisit the project. A week later, I can offer up a rough looking bog cyclops for your viewing pleasure!

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I chose to submit a fimir, because it was… already a work in progress. For me, the hobby is all about cutting corners and reaching results with the least level of effort. I’m a firm believer in “80/20″. Applied to the modeling hobby, one can say a model reaches 80% of the potential result when you’ve spent 20% of the total effort on it. For me, that’s a pretty good spot to stop in. Could I do another level of highlights? A few more glazes? Maybe a free hand pattern? Sure. Would it matter, in the long run? Nope. Instead I can spend the same time finishing another few models to an acceptable level… or browse interwebz forums. At least, it’s better than my old paint jobs from the early 90s.

There’s not much to say about the finished fimir. Gretchin Green base coat, washed with Devlan Mud and highlighted with Gretchin Green mixed with Vallejo Pale Flesh and Bronzed Flesh, and another wash of Gryphonne Sepia. The basing used is the same as on all my fantasy models. A 25 mm metal washer, with painted sand and static grass. Simple things!

It’s a bit more traditional in colour scheme than what the godfathers of Fimir (Mr Saturday and Fimm) have used, but I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. I spent some unnecessary effort on the eye. A yellow eye ball with a black pupil would’ve sufficed. Instead I did a white eye ball, black dot, yellow iris and then a black pupil. Doesn’t even show in the photo. Nuts!

Coming up next over at the Creeps’ – Curis, master of elbow painting and sphincter trumpeting! Knock it out the box, Chris!

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.