Monday, 20 April 2015

Painting Challenge 2015: Fortnight Two - 28mm The Hyena And Her He-Wolves By "Heroclix" and "SLAP Miniatures"

Werewolves WIPs - The three main undercoat colours have been applied
This fortnight’s personal painting challenge is to complete nine 28mm models. Something of a big ask bearing in mind I usually only manage to actually finish one or two miniatures in this scale per week. However ever since December last year, thanks to an excellent review by Bryan on his “Vampifan’s World of the Undead” blog, I have owned two sets of He-Wolf figures by “SLAP Miniatures”.
'Armless Monsters WIPs - Three of the models still needs their arms and tails glued on to their main body
These rather unique-looking 40mm tall multi-part metal figures are absolutely full of character and should make a great-looking were-wolf pack for the “DC Comics” Super-villain the Hyena; a former member of the Peace Corps who was bitten by a were-hyena. As a result I have started assembling and undercoating eight of the figures as well as ‘dug out’ my “Heroclix” plastic model of the criminal lycanthrope Summer Day.
Super-Villain WIP - Due to her model's wide stance The Hyena has been glued on to a 40mm circular base
To try and mix up the colour scheme of my wolfmen I have undercoated some brown, some dark brown and a few grey. I have also undercoated my Hyena reddish brown, and washed the model with brown ink in preparation for dry-brushing her fur.

If you want to know more about these models, or indeed anything to do with werewolves, then please follow the link to Bryan’s posting here: SLAP Miniatures Werewolves 01

12 comments:

  1. they are all looking really good. I like the idea of a super villain and his entourage of werewolves. They will be a very characterful group. Do you just glue the arms on or pin them first?

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    1. Thanks CW. They should be an impressive group of minis when finished. The arms are super-glued in place but I do use a bit of green stuff just to give the limbs a bit more contact with the main body - that is why some of the arms are a little bit by their side, as I filed down part of the bicep to flatten them a bit more and then once glued built the muscle back up with a bit of greenstuff. Ideally I need a Firestorm mini for The Hyena to battle, but as there aren't any good ones, she'll have to fight Batman :-)

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  2. Oh, I'm very happy to see you painting these ferocious beasties, Simon. Because they are multi-part models you can make quite a horde of them with no two looking alike. The Hyena makes for a good leader for them. I particularly liked your group shot of them all together. Many thanks for the blog plug and mention. By the way, I pinned and glued the arms and tails for mine but for the heads, a drop of superglue was sufficient to hold them in place. I reinforced my joints with modelling putty as well.

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    1. I hoped you enjoy my painting some of these wonderful models up Bryan. I must confess I'm not convinced the 'v'-shaped join for the arms is the best way for these models to be put together but I hope the glue and green stuff will survive normal handling etc. They seem solid enough when I've applied pressure to the joins. Obviously I've another four to do at some later point - which will be ideal numbers for a "Dog Soldiers" type battle ;-)

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  3. Nice start on these Bk! They look like nice models. I'm rather impressed with your colour choices too. Looking forward to seeing these finished.

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    1. Many thanks Bob. Hopefully they'll form quite the merry band once they're painted, and shouldn't prove too tough a challenge.

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  4. Great! Love the variation in colours! These will be a formidable looking bunch!

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    1. Cheers Gordon. They should look rather menacing once finished :-)

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  5. They're off to a great start, BK.

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    1. Thanks Finch. Hopefully they'll be a colourful bunch.

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  6. Yep a great looking bunch of beasties there Simon, some interesting colour choices with the undercoats, looking forward to seeing the final colours.

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Cheers Roger. I was planning on them all being just brown. but thought that'd look rather boring (and be boring to paint too).

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