Friday, 8 November 2019

"Turns Out A Talking Bengal Tiger Freaks Everyone Out."

"Maybe I should've picked something a little cuddlier to change into?"
This 28mm scale figure of a Tiger is one of the eleven multi-part resin miniatures which can be found inside the Teen Titans Bat-Box for the "Batman Miniatures Game" by "Knight Models", and represents the superhero Garfield Logan in his tiger form. Inadvertently given his transformational powers by his parents, when they subjected him to "an untested serum" based upon the West African green monkey in order to save his life, Beast Boy was created by Arnold Drake and Bob Brown, and made his first appearance in the November 1965 issue of "The Doom Patrol" by "DC Comics".

The Panthera tigris came in three pieces, and as a result was reasonably straightforward to assemble, albeit the thigh of its separate back leg left a bit of a gap when fitted against its hind quarters. The entire model was simply primed with a double-layer of "Vallejo" Heavy Green and shaded using a generous amount of "Citadel" Biel-Tan Green.
"Crooked Dice" WIPs - These Great Apes have been primed and dry-brushed
I then heavily dry-brushed the entire ensemble with some (more) "Vallejo" Heavy Green, before finishing the "solitary but social predator" off with a couple of spots of "Citadel" Abaddon Black for its eyes. To be honest I was sorely tempted at this stage to leave the figure well enough alone, especially as I had seen a few others plainly paint the megafauna. Yet even I soon succumbed to the necessity of having to pick out some stripes along the tiger's back, underbelly, limbs and tail.

Originally, I tried using some pure "Citadel" Abaddon Black for the animal's markings, similar to those seen on the real McCoy. However, these appeared a little too dark for my liking, so ultimately I mixed some "Vallejo" Dark Green with a smidgen of "Citadel" Abaddon Black, and used this combination for my stripes. As a last touch I applied a second dry-brush of "Vallejo" Heavy Green across the entire tiger in order to better blend everything together.
"Crooked Dice" WIPs - These multi-part Protoplasmic Terrors have been primed and dry-brushed
Staying within the animal kingdom, I have also received, based and primed three Great Apes from "Crooked Dice Game Design Studio". These dynamically-sculpted metal miniatures are significantly smaller than the Lincoln-based company's Giant Ape, but are a huge improvement over the paltry pre-painted plastic "Heroclix" figure of Mikhlo the gorilla I recently painted.

In addition, I have bought some their disconcertingly different Protoplasmic Terrors, which I stupidly failed to buy when I visited the "Crooked Dice Game Design Studio" stall at "Colours" 2019. These resin kits have proved a lot of fun to assemble, as they come with a variety of tentacles which can be attached (or in my case pinned into place) in a number of ways...

12 comments:

  1. Tiger certainly looks like something Animal Boy would change into.

    Love those ape sculpts too.

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    1. Thanks Dai. Hopefully I can get the Great Apes and Giant Ape finished sometime soon.

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  2. Nice job in the tiger. Looking forward to seeing the apes and terrors done.

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    1. Cheers Simon. Simple stuff again, but the Great Apes in particular are nice sculpts.

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  3. Cool and I had missed the additions to Crooked Dice's ape selection, that's more money you will cost me this week. :D

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  4. Wow a fantastic week so far for you. I like the Protoplasmic Terrors very much, so many gaming options.

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    1. Thanks Phil. I think once the teeth and eyes of the Protoplasmic Terrors have been picked out, they should certainly attract some attention on the tabletop :-)

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  5. It's a great tiger model, but still tricky getting my head around it being green !
    The Crooked dice apes are super sculpts, full of character and even if sammler than their "great Ape", they're more in keeping scale-wise with 28mms.
    Love the tentaclesd abominations, very Cthulu-esque

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    1. Cheers Joe. I hoped you'd like the Apes, and I certainly like the Protoplasmic Terrors :-)

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