Saturday, 14 March 2020

"Green Slime... The Deadliest Denizen Of All!"

"Don't touch it! It is certain death!"
This 28mm scale pewter model of some Green Slime is produced by "Otherworld Miniatures", and can be bought as Code DM7a from their range of Dungeon Monsters. Hand-sculpted by Paul Muller, the creature made its first appearance in the original 1974 Dungeons & Dragons set and represents "a large colony of green slime; a very unpleasant plant-based life-form that lurks on the floors, walls and ceilings of dark dungeons, ready to drop on careless low-level adventurers."

Despite being advertised as only being 45mm wide, I soon found the "bright green, sticky, wet moss" to actually overlap the edges of the "50mm round plastic slotta-base" it came supplied with. So in the end I decided to super-glue it to a 60mm circular base instead. I then applied a basecoat of "Vallejo" Russian Uniform over the deadly ooze and washed it with copious amounts of "Citadel" Biel-Tan Green.
A trio of adventurers battle a pool of Green Slime, a mound of Yellow Mould, and two Barrow Guardians 
As I wanted to use the mindless monster as a test piece for my recently acquired "Vallejo" Green Fluorescent Model Color, I first dry-brushed the miniature with some (more) "Vallejo" Russian Uniform, before individually 'picking out' each and every lethal blob with some "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade. These pustules were later repeatedly dry-brushed using an increasingly lighter combination of "Vallejo" Russian Uniform and White.

Once I felt the "horrible, fetid growth" was highlighted enough, I dabbed the entire thing with "Vallejo" Green Fluorescent and allowed it to dry. As a final touch, I went back in and reapplied more "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade to the highly corrosive creature's numerous bumps and bulbous stalks.
"Wizkids" WIP - The Walking Statue of Waterdeep: The Honorable Knight has had all its shading finished
Due to being firmly in the "Dungeons & Dragons" zone currently, I have also made some quite appreciable progress on my 300mm tall Walking Statue of Waterdeep: The Honorable Knight by "Wizkids". Considering that this plastic stone construct actually came pre-painted and cost in excess of forty quid, I have definitely had to push through a phase in its pigmentation where I strongly questioned why I had stupidly decided to re-do the huge figure in the first place.

However, having now finished both the model's initial dry-brush of "Vallejo" Heavy Bluegrey, and its subsequent weathering using copious amounts of "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade and Biel-Tan Green, I'm rather pleased I've invested all the energy and time on it. In addition, having managed to get the walking statue's enormous sword and shield shaded too, I now just need to spend a few hours patiently dry-brushing Waterdeep's guardian before the entire project is almost finished...

12 comments:

  1. argh, love it, the slime, it looks great.
    the walking knight that looks awesome, as always you amaze me with each post.

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    1. Thanks very much indeed, Mr. Martin. That's very much appreciated. Hopefully the Walking Knight will be finished this weekend.

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  2. That slime looks great! Really nice job. Tell me more about this fluorescent paint. Thoughts? Ease of use? Final finish etc? Well, those WIPS of the statue look really good. I think it will look awesome when done. Top stuff once more this month.

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    1. Cheers Undercoat. The "Vallejo" Fluorescent Paints were recommended by James Wappel's Painting Channel, so I've bought yellow, blue and green. I've previously used the Yellow on Zzzax, which I thought worked really well, and now the green. Both are excellent, and in my books work like a thick glaze more than anything. This Green Slime has definitely convinced me I now have a recipe for toxic waste whenever I now need it. Hopefully, the Walking Knight will be finished soon, as the AHPC ends next week, and I want to submit it for that.

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  3. Impressive. So what can you use the Walking Statue of Waterdeep for?

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    1. Thanks Phil. The Walking Statues have a few uses for "D&D", they can either be just used as scenic (guardian) pieces for Waterdeep, as they have a few dotted about the city. Or summoned to the aid of the city's defence when besieged/fighting other big monsters, or, as in the Knight's case he can be the aggressor (as he was when he first arrived at Waterdeep). I'm hoping "Wizkids" release at least another of the Walking Statues, as they have been known to fight one another too.

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  4. At las, something that was instantly recongnisable to my old ventures into DnD.
    Great choice of green - I'm pretty sure I've coughed yp stuff that looks pretty similar.

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    1. Cheers Joe. I think a lot of 'old skool' "D&D" players will recall the Green Slime with horror. It certainly is one of my fondest memories :-)

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    1. Thanks Simon. Its a really nice sculpt, plus the "Vallejo" Green Fluorescent has turned out very nicely too, imho.

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  6. Great work on your pool of goo Simon, has a great sheen to it. The waterdeep statue is coming on great as well

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    1. Cheers Dave. "Pool of goo" was definitely a fun learning experience. Almost finished my Waterdeep statue. Just waiting on some washes to dry, and then a little bit of a clean-up drybrush is required.

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