Tuesday, 11 August 2020

"Found In The Colder Regions Of The World..."

"...White Puddings are thought to be offshoots of black puddings by many scholars."
This 28mm scale pewter model of a White Pudding is produced by "Otherworld Miniatures", and can be bought as Code DM7f from their range of Dungeon Monsters. Hand-sculpted by Paul Muller, this miniature was actually bought as part of the Hertfordshire-based manufacturer's now long OOP blister entitled Slimes, Oozes and Jellies II, and had at some point in the past been primed in a brilliantly bright light blue...

In addition, the denizen of the deep had been afixed to a "Citadel" 40mm circular base which meant the vile slime-creature's edges almost overlapped its stand. So before undercoating the "very dangerous opponent to a party of novice adventurers" with a couple of layers of "Vallejo" White, I sliced it off its underwhelming based and swiftly super-glued it to a 50mm round plastic slotta-base instead.
"If touched roughly, it may emit a cloud of spores in a ten-foot radius."
The White Pudding was then drenched in "Vallejo" Pale Grey, before being thoroughly dry-brushed with (more) White. As a final touch I flocked the large unaligned ooze's base with a mixture of different snow powders rather than my usual static grass. I did momentarily think that the whiteness of the solitary stalker would contrast very nicely with the green grass. But as the monster's camouflage is entirely based upon it looking like "normal ice and snow when at rest", it didn't ultimately make much sense to me...

Alongside this particular inhabitant of "cold, frigid lands" I have also completed a 28mm scale pewter model of another Yellow Mould. This creature, which is "most commonly encountered in dark, damp locations" was also sculpted by Paul Muller and is available via "Otherworld Miniatures" as DM7g from their range of Dungeon Monsters.
"Crooked Dice Game Design Studio" WIPs - George Taylor, General Ursus, Cornelius, Taylor and Kira
Described as a "deadly threat to adventurers", the "nasty fungus-like infestation" was undercoated using a double-helping of "Vallejo" Heavy Goldbrown, before being enthusiastically shaded with plenty of "Citadel" Gryphonne Sepia. It was then patiently dry-brushed using a little (more) "Vallejo" Heavy Goldbrown.

Lastly, I have  managed to complete the third of twelve dedicated painting sessions for my twenty-four hour 'Paint An Entire Project" Challenge using "Crooked Dice Game Design Studio" models. After a bit of 'toing and froing' over the eyes of the Albion Rocket Corporation (ARC) astronaut I plan to use as a "Planet Of The Apes" proxy for George Taylor, I am finally within reach of finishing the first of my main character figures...

12 comments:

  1. The only white pudding I'd heard of before today was the stuff that goes on a cooked breakfast! It looks well painted and I think you made the right call with the base. The mould looks nice too and you just have a fair few of these moulds and jellies painted now right? Good progress on TPotA stuff too. Coming along nicely!

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    1. Thanks Undercoat, LOL!! I think the white base works well too. I have a fine collection of moulds, jellies and slimes now, but still have a couple more to go before I've finished all those I own. I've also got the first of my PotA minis completed, so they'll start to get posted soon too :-)

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  2. The moulds and jellies you've been producing are great reminders of DnD adventures of long ago - but much better not being in various colours of plasticene like the ones we used!
    The PotA figures are looking good, you've got the greens of the chimps well in hand.

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    1. Cheers Joe. Glad you're enjoying these trips down memory lane. Love the idea of Plasticine oozes etc, LOL!! The PotA postings should start this later this week, but I've a few more slimes to come too before I've finished all the moulds I own.

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  3. Great work all round, and nice to see you being so productive over the last couple of weeks, keep up the good work.

    Cheers Roper.

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    1. Thanks Roger. Definitely in the zone again currently and already have enough painted minis to post for the rest of the month.

      Btw, huge thanks for the comics - which arrived this morning. Very much appreciated :-)

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    2. No prob mate, you are most welcome.

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    3. "Sgt Rock" #340 was especially welcome. I don't own many comics pencilled by Dick Ayers, and I love its Joe Kubert cover :-)

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  4. Loving your trip back to the D&D games of my youth in the 70s. There were a number of nastiest that resembled the jellied salad and/or desert selections at the local church supper.

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    1. Cheers Peter, LOL!! I'm pleased I took the time to scramble around and find my previously-painted slimes too, just so I could give them a proper colour scheme.

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  5. Great work on your slimes Simon, and good that you've been making progress on your POA project

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    1. Thanks Dave. All straightforward stuff on the slimes. But I'm almost through them all now and then it'll be on to something else to clear more space on the painting table.

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