|The Black Mist WIPs - Both models have been washed with black Shade and work has started on their faces|
I have still got quite a bit of work to do on these two “Reaper” miniatures of The Black Mist (Vigilante). But both the metal and Bones figures are presenting some unique differences. To begin with I’ve dry-brushed both of them with charcoal and unsurprisingly the plastic figure’s softer details made it somewhat harder to just pick them out without cover several of the flatter surfaces. What did disappoint me however was that I ended up having to ‘touch up’ the metal version as the simple process of lightly dragging the brush tip across the figure’s ridges caused some of the undercoat to ‘chip’ away.
As I want the pulp anti-hero to appear somewhat two-tone despite his predominantly all-black ensemble, I have heavily washed both models with black Shade and then repainted their heavy overcoat with more “Citadel” Abaddon Black in order to separate it from the swirling cloak. I’ve also managed to undercoat the cuffs and face. Originally I was going to have the figures wearing black gloves, but I have since decided to have them uncovered otherwise I really think it’ll be ebony overload.
|Hairy WIPs - Bongo The Chimp is almost finished. Still some way to go on the Yeti|
Speaking of which I’ve since washed my Bongo the Chimp with “Citadel” Nuln Oil and picked out his flesh details with charcoal. This model really only needs a couple of final touches to be ready to join his Simian brothers as part of a rather large Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge submission. Alongside him I started undercoating the areas of skin on the two large Sasquatch models from “Pulp Figures” PLT07 Hairy Hominids. I’m really in two minds with these big behemoths as I was planning on making their flesh somewhat pink. But now I think I may make them somewhat darker skinned, possibly even using an old pot of “Citadel” Dark Flesh.
|Pulp WIPs - Finally starting to work my way up these great Bob Murch sculpts|
Finally I have been pottering away on Boy from PLT09 Kojar Of The Forest Tribe and a couple of the figures from Bob Murch’s “Gangland Justice” Range. Having been rather unimpressed by just how dark the “Citadel” Shade Reikland Fleshshade dried on my Tweedy Mattison/Eleventh Doctor I’m considering watering the wash down before applying it to the model, otherwise I fear the flesh highlights I like to employ for the hands and faces of my models will look a little stark in comparison to the rest of the flesh areas.