Sunday, 25 October 2015

"Think Of It, A Marvellous New Species Of Plant."

"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.
Harrison Chase WIP - The well-dressed maniac essentially just needs his head and shirt finishing
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.
Sarah Jane Smith WIP - Plenty of work left to do on this delicate but delightful miniature
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. 

20 comments:

  1. Great stuff Simon the gutsoups are brilliant, as are the muto's. But I have to say I do love that SJ Smith model!

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Thanks Roger. I've two more of the Krynoid 'Fatties' to go and obviously I want to try and get as many of the 'infected' and 'Survivors' finished as I can before next weekend. I don't think you'd be quite so enamoured with SJS if you'd spent as long as I have painting her shoes!!

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    2. " I don't think you'd be quite so enamoured with SJS if you'd spent as long as I have painting her shoes!!"

      There's a really rude comment I could make here but I'm too much of a gentleman to make it.

      Cheers Roger.

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  2. I am so glad i suggested those golems to you, Simon, as the transformation you have achieved is superb! I have to say I am a little concerned, as you do seem to have rather a lot to achieve before next weekend, but I have faith that your Seeds of Doom game will be as awesome as I am expecting.
    Regards Jez

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    1. Cheers Jez. I've another couple of postings planned so don't think I'll be too far short of my goal. Your suggestion regarding the Gutsoup Golems was very much appreciated, and even if I just get SJS and a couple more of the 'Runners' done I should have enough minis for a game of "Zombicide".

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  3. More great additions for your 'Seeds' game. Kudos. :)

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    1. Thanks PulpCitizen. My other two Krynoid 'Fatties' are now finished, so its all 'Runners' and 'Survivors' from now on...

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  4. Looking good dude. I'm not a big who fan but with some of the funky characters in 7TV2e I am starting to watch a few episodes of Pertwee Who on Horror channel :)

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    1. Cheers Simon. Pertwee is a good a good place to start. I'll probably pick up a copy of "7TV2e" myself. Though I still have plenty of the first edition material yet to use.

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  5. Good to see that it's full steam ahead, but not long now - keep going Simon, we all want to see the game.

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    1. Thanks Michael. I've a few more minis finished already. But still a few more days to go in Zomtober for me :-)

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  6. Great looking figures, Simon. Your "Fatties" have turned out exceedingly well. That figure of SJS is superb and I do hope you finish her in time for your Zombicide scenario, which I'm immensely looking forward to.

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    1. Cheers Bryan. Two more Krynoid 'Fatties' will be the focus of my next posting, and then I'll be trying to paint up as many more of the others as I can before the end of Zomtober 2015.

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  7. Great job on the golems Bk! The runners and characters are coming along nicely too. Love the figure of SJS, major crush on her as a youngster. Like everyone else, I'm really looking forward to your game at the real end of Zombtober!

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    1. Thanks Bob. Looking forward to the game myself now... and having most of this project under my belt as a result. They'll be a couple of minis left over for another time. But next month is Mo'Vember and that means my "Frostgrave" project begins.

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  8. More progress; just need to keep the momentum until they are all finished...

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    1. Cheers C6. Surprisingly, for me at least, I've still plenty of enthusiasm for this project left in the tank, and will doubtless add to it over the coming months.

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  9. I like the look of the 'female' miniature. Might end up buying that myself at some point.

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    1. SJS is indeed a very nice sculpt Roy... One of the best from "Crooked Dice".

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