Tuesday, 16 August 2016

"You Will Be The Instrument Of Our Revenge, O' Godzilla!"

"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.
Host of Nurgle WIPs - All the sores, innards and bones have been undercoated with "Citadel" Abaddon Black
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…
Plaguebearer WIPs - The Icon Bearer continues the running theme of the army carrying severed heads as trophies
 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.
"No Man's Land" - Batman and Cyborg discover Robinson Park contains a bigger danger than Poison Ivy.

30 comments:

  1. Up from the depths 30 stories high!!!

    Cool beanz Simon, looking forward to the rather eccentric batrep next week

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    1. Thanks Andy. These side-minis are essential to help me break up my work on Nurgle. Hopefully the BatRep will prove as successful as my last "Lost patrol" posting.

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  2. It was the Hanna-Barbera cartoon of Godzilla, which I saw as a small child in the 80s, that made me aware of the monster - I have to say it was the opening theme tune that I eagerly waited for, just checked it now on Youtube and I'm thinking there's a similarity to the tune to the 1964 film Zulu.

    Funny how the amount of cartoons I saw in the 1980s still stay with me, to a lesser extent those I also saw in the early 90s; X-Men, Defenders of the Earth, Thundercats.

    Much to the horror of my Primary School teachers my film influences were Robocop - Which I misquoted and wrote about that he shot a baddy in the willy - and the alien from Predator, which I was more than a little fixated with - Not bad for a ten year old. Not sure what that all says about my Parent's parenting skills, allowing me to watch violent, horror-like action movies at such a young age :))

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    1. Roy, thanks so much for bringing back such vivid memories of the cartoon horror that was Godzuki!! :-) I too am a huge fan of X-Men, Thundercats and Defenders of the Earth. Whilst Robo-Cop and especially Predator are regularly viewed in my household.

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  3. King Godzilla, Kin' Brilliant!
    And you know I am a fan of your Nurgle stuff!

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    1. LOL Clint. Thanks for the praise. Hopefully you'll keep on liking my Nurgle as the Host's numbers swell :-)

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  4. A simple but very effective colour scheme for Godzilla. He's certainly turned out very well.

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    1. Cheers Bryan. Godzilla was a nice distraction from all the green I'm currently painting.

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  5. Godzilla pure awesome enough said! Nice progress on your plague enshrouded demons :D

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    1. Thanks Simon. Much appreciated. Lots more Plaguebearers to come, and some other Nurgle units too.

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  6. Love Godzilla. Next can we have Mothra please. Pretty please

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    1. Sorry Martin. I'd love to oblige, especially as having painted Godzilla I'd quite like to do some more. But Mothra isn't one of the minis in the set. I'll keep my eye out for a cheap capsule toy though ;-)

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    2. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Godzilla-Monsters-Mechagodzilla-Trendmaster-Gigan-Anguirus-10pcs-Action-Figure-/231962308889?hash=item360207f119:g:7s0AAOSwq7JT-AVE

      Try these, about 70mm tall. Roger

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    3. Thanks Roger. But you've already 'forced me' to buy one chibi Godzilla today with your eagle-eyes and lightning texts!!! :-)

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  7. Very nice work on Godzilla. He needs company though. And Japan. He needs to have a stomping ground.... :)

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    1. Thanks Leon. I am very keen to get some more but the range is predominantly minis of different Godzillas. However I will be looking for suitably sized minis on the interweb as I know they do turn up in the UK from time to time.

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  8. Batman vs the Weeping Angels? Can't wait! Oh...and those Plaguebearers/Nurglings really do look ace!

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    1. Cheers Gordon. Glad the BatRep sounds encouraging. hopefully it'll live up to its promise :-) Lots of Nurgle yet to come as I'm assembling more minis as I type!!!

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  9. Some very subtle colouring on Godzilla there, to great effect.
    The nurgle/plaguebearer things looking particularly digusting now they're finished - another great piece of brushwork.

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    1. Thanks Joe. Bit of a mix. But hopefully fun stuff no less :-)

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  10. The new Japanese film trailer was released recently. It looked pants though.... Your fig looks much cooler.

    Batman vs the ANgels!? Need someone with eyedrops so his eyes don't dry up.

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    1. Most kind Dai. I thought a grey blend would suit such a highly scale-covered mini well. Fingers crossed the Dark knight won't find himself turned to stone.

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  11. 10 out of 10... specially that Nurgle Beastie.

    {{"No Man's Land" - Batman and Cyborg discover Robinson Park contains a bigger danger than Poison Ivy.}}

    Coming Next Week: oh my, Want want want want want it NOW now now hehe.

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    1. Most kind Steve, much appreciated. Lots of BatReps coming over the next few weeks as I really get to grips with "Lost Patrol" and return to some more "Zombicide". Hopefully they'll be something you'll enjoy :-)

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  12. *Claps slowly and begins to chant "want want want want WANT"*

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    1. Cheers T - I hope it won't disappoint...

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