Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense - WIP - Part Three

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.

10 comments:

  1. They are all looking good so far, Simon. One final push and hopefully you'll finish them very soon. That's a good idea to make use of the tombstone as an objective marker. I'm particularly looking forward to seeing Hellboy finished. I hope he turns out as good as Hellbaby, who looks very good indeed.

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    1. Much appreciated Bryan. Hellbaby has come out nicely imho and should easily be ready for the Comedic Bonus Themed Round of the Painting Challenge. I'm hoping to have four of them finished as well as the Tombstone objective marker by this weekend and then Hellboy and the others by next Saturday. Of course I have a load more "Black Tree Design" Doctor Who waiting in the wings...

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  2. Hellbaby looks ace! How tall does he stand next to the proper job sized Hellboy?

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    1. Thanks Dai. I think the Hellboy model is slightly undersized scale-wise with regards to his comic book bulk, so Hellbaby is a little over half its height but a far slighter sculpt.

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  3. Looking good, BK. The contrast between Herr Kraus' headgear and the rest of him is quite striking.

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    1. Cheers Finch. I'm really pleased with Johann and think that headgear will really help make him stand out on the tabletop.

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  4. These ate looking lovely, always one of my favourite characters, Hellboy.

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    1. Thanks Michael. Hellboy will probably be the last one to be finished... but we always do that with the best, don't we ;-)

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  5. All progressing nicely dude! Nearly there now on a few and they're looking really good. Great job all round.

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    1. Cheers Bob. Be good to have some of these done and shooting zombies on the tabletop :-)

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