|"Godzilla is the son of the atomic bomb..."|
This 28mm pre-painted plastic model of Godzilla is by “Wizkids” and can be bought as number 001 from their Godzilla Collectible Miniature range. An “enormous, violent, prehistoric sea monster awakened and empowered by nuclear radiation”, the “King of Monsters” first appeared in Ishiro Honda’s 1954 film “Godzilla” and “has gone on to become a worldwide pop culture icon, appearing in… 29 films produced by Toho and two Hollywood” movies.
Inspired by Jez’s outstanding “Forgotten Heroes” conversion on a similar-looking model from the same range (Link: https://carrioncrowsbuffet.wordpress.com/2016/06/18/super-dinosaur-banana-forgotten-heroes/), I originally bought this 52mm tall figure in order to create my own orange-coloured “Marvel Worldwide” super-villain Stegron. However, having fallen behind with the miniatures I had already started ‘transforming’ I ultimately shelved such an aspiration and set about simply replicating the creature’s original colour scheme.
As a result Tomoyuki Tanaka’s co-creation was initially undercoated with an old OOP pot of “Citadel” Adeptus Grey and subsequently washed with Nuln Oil. Godzilla was then dry-brushed with more of the Foundation paint in order to bring out all of the sculpt’s impressive detail. However, having finished this phase I found the model to be a little too lightly coloured for my liking, so having picked out the Alpha Predator’s paler underbelly with “Vallejo” Heavy Bluegrey, I gave the entire figure a second wash of “Citadel” Nuln Oil.
Satisfied with the much darker effect, I then set about carefully dry-brushing its stomach and tail with “Vallejo” Heavy Bluegrey, and the majority of its torso, arms, legs and flanks with “Citadel” Adeptus Grey. Finally I painted Monster Zero-One’s eyes and tongue with “Vallejo “ Heavy Red, and having determined I wasn’t going to be able to pick out his teeth, simply applied more “Citadel” Nuln Oil to its mouth in order to darken the red inside…
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With this simplistic yet pleasant ‘distraction’ finished, I am still persevering with my “Games Workshop” Host of Nurgle for “Age Of Sigmar”. As I am now reasonably settled with my paint scheme for both its Plaguebearer and Nurgling units, I have begun painting the last of my currently assembled daemons as a single batch.
This practice is a little gruelling for my usual painting patience. But now I’ve finished all the "Citadel" Abaddon Black basecoats on my figures, I am hopeful that I will soon have additionally completed picking out all the white, red and violet organs, which the diseased fiends seem to wantonly display. This should then mean a fun session or two washing the horrors with all sorts of grungy-looking Shades; albeit dotting all of their numerous pimples afterwards will doubtless prove a bit of a chore.
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