|"Have you any idea what it can be, Doctor?"|
This 28mm metal model of a Failed Experiment Minion is from code SKU: 26 by “Crooked Dice Game Design Studio” and is the first of several miniatures I’m currently painting up to represent some of the hapless staff of botanist Harrison Chase, who have been partially infected by the Krynoid virus. As a result the figure is shown slowly ‘turning’ into one of the alien invader’s plant-zombies, and is my latest entry for Zomtober 2015 and my “Doctor Who And The Seeds of Doom” project. The security guard not only comprises of the company’s “supersize mutated” body but also uses their wonderfully sculpted Failed Experiment Heads and Arms.
The model was initially given an undercoat of “Vallejo” Heavy Blue before I picked out his zipper and name badge clipper with “Citadel” Iron Breaker. Both his jumpsuit and these metallic areas were then washed with Nuln Oil. The lackey’s tendril and fungus-covered face were painted using a combination of Vallejo “Heavy Grey”, “Citadel” Thrakka Green and Carroburg Crimson, and “The Army Painter” Strong Tone Quickshade. These ‘infections’ were then dry-brushed with more “Vallejo” Heavy Grey. The plant-zombie’s human flesh was painted using Heavy Skintone and some watered down “Citadel” Reikland Fleshshade. I left his one remaining eye vacantly white so as to better tie the model into my theme that the person is actually dead and that his cadaver is being animated (as well as eaten) by the extra-terrestrial plant.
|'Fattie' Krynoid WIPs - Plenty of detail yet to be picked out on these three walking plant-monsters|
Thanks entirely to Jez over on “Carrion Crow’s Buffet” I have bought and starting painting three Gutsoup Golems by “Wizards Of The Coast”. These formidably sized 50mm tall monsters will act as Krynoid ‘Fatties’ when I try and replay the 1976 British Science Fiction television program using the “Zombicide” rule-set at the end of the month. For now I’ve simply used a sharp knife to remove them from their “Dreamblade” stands, re-based them upon 40mm round bases and begun undercoating, washing and dry-brushing them. Despite their somewhat soft sculpting, there is still plenty of raised detail to pick out on the models so as to better tie-them in with the way I’ve painted my (smaller) “Crooked Dice Game Design Studio” Spawn miniatures.
|Parent Krynoid WIP - It'll take some time to get round to washing and dry-brushing this resin monstrosity|
Finally, I have based the tremendously impressive 90mm tall resin model I plan to use to represent the fully-matured parent Krynoid. Also by “Crooked Dice” I hope to use The Weed as an Abomination in my games of “Zombicide” but strongly doubt I’ll be able to get him finished in time for the end of Zomtober 2015. However he should prove a real show-stopper once on the tabletop…