|Hellbaby WIP - Red flesh has been tidied up and washed. Johann Kraus WIP - Just needs head finishing|
A handful of these “Heroclix” Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense miniatures just need a few touches to be finished ready for this Saturday’s Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge submission slot. Hellbaby simply needs the black areas around his (soon to be) yellow eyes tidying up and he’ll be ready for varnishing. I’m really happy with the way the red wash has pooled around his ‘Right Hand of Doom’. Johann Kraus is also close to completion, as I just need to apply a grey wash to his head, dry-brush it white and then ‘pick-out’ his breathing nozzle. I must say I am really pleased with how brilliantly bright his containment suit’s mask stands out, and I think it makes for a great looking model.
|Daimio WIP - Just needs jacket and flesh areas painting. Hellboy WIP - Lot of detail still to be painted|
I’m only slowly progressing Captain Ben Daimio as I’ve had some difficulty painting his belt buckle. The round fastener has proved impossibly hard to ‘pick out’ with black, so I’ve now decided to leave it alone, and simply let the detail be brought out through a brown wash. I have though had time to glue the superbly sculpted tombstone which accompanied the “Wizkids” miniature onto a 40mm round base so I can use it as an objective marker. I’m also having a little trouble with Hellboy himself, as the figure contains an awful lot of detail and some of it is both hard to reach with a paintbrush and sadly quite softly sculpted. As a result I have just managed to finish his brown leather boots.
|Lobster WIP - Just some washes to go. Abe & Roger WIPs - Just started on these models|
Lobster Johnson on the other hand is nearly ready, despite my not having spent that much time on him at all. His charcoal highlights have been toned down with a black wash, and I’ve already painted his pistol and leather jacket’s chest studs with the “Citadel” layer Ironbreaker. I’ve also picked out his legendary blue lobster motif. In addition I have managed to ‘box off’ the different areas on both Abe Sapien and Roger the Homunculus with black. I am not sure whether I’ll have these two finished by this coming weekend, but both appear reasonably straightforward models to paint.