|"I shall need some equipment to monitor this experiment."|
This 28mm plastic “Wizards Of The Coast” model of a Gutsoup Golem is miniature number 23 from their “Dream Blade” Chrysotic Plague range, and is the first of three such figures I’ve bought to use as Krynoid ‘Fatties’ for my Zomtober 2015 project “Doctor Who And The Seeds of Doom”.
The 50mm tall carnivorous extra-terrestrial was originally given an undercoat of “Vallejo” Heavy Grey in order to ‘mask’ its pinkish pre-paint, and was then indiscriminately washed with “Citadel” Thrakka Green and “The Army Painter” Strong Tone Quickshade. Once finished I dry-brushed the Krynoid with more “Vallejo” Heavy Grey and then painted its eye, as well as some of its vegetable growths and tendrils using either Heavy Kakhi, Heavy Sienna or Heavy Red. All of these areas were then treated to an appropriate “Citadel” coloured wash such as Carroburg Crimson or Thrakka Green, before I applied a final dry-brush of “Vallejo” Heavy Grey over the majority of the model.
With just under a week left to Zomtober 2015 (in my books at least) I have been beavering away at some of the other models I want to have painted before I play my end-of-month “Doctor Who And The Seeds of Doom” inspired “Zombicide” game. As a result I’ve continued to make some progress on the remaining “Crooked Dice Game Design Studio” miniatures I want to use as ‘Runners’, as well as a couple of ‘Survivor’ personalities – Harrison Chase and Sarah Jane Smith.
The millionaire botanist is already well on his way to being finished on account of his predominantly blue/black colour scheme and straightforward sculpt. However the Doctor’s ever-faithful assistant has taken some considerable patience just to get as far as she has on account of the model’s staggering detail, such as the laces on her shoes. Hopefully though, now I’ve almost completed this painstakingly difficult area (to me at least), I should be able to get my painting of the feisty reporter back on schedule.