Monday, November 25, 2013

Fiend Folio Update

The Fiend Folio Project rolls on with the completion of two Fenris gorilla bears.

Painting their faces was thoroughly enjoyable but concerns over whether their fur looked too bland caused some agita for me. Ultimately I convinced myself that the fur looked fine and moved on.

 A verdant forest/jungle look was the goal so everything but the kitchen sink (including some scavenged aquarium plant bits) went onto the bases. The purple flower is from a model railroad store. 

Elsewhere, Center Stage miniatures revealed the first of two Dire Corby greens as part of their Tome of Horrors Kickstarter. Sculptor Drew Williams did an outstanding job. As a project backer I'm in line for this and other forgotten FF classics. (Sadly, the flumph is still under wraps.)

Because my lead-pile isn't nearly vast enough (yeah, right), I picked up a couple items with Fiend Folio potential. Chief among these is a Wyrd jackalope with "al'miraj" written all over it. I ask you, what miniature collection could be called complete without at least one  killer-unicorn-bunny?

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Shamble On

Too late for Halloween, another Heresy zombie limps into view. He did his best to be punctual, but it would seem that undeath takes a toll. The old boy just doesn't get around as well as he used to.

This was an exercise in producing results comparable to the first Heresy zombie from a couple weeks ago. They were painted entirely separately and, to my eye, match up nicely.

Less pleasing is the white, comma-shaped marking on his shin. I could try to pass it off as necromantic sigil of some sort; an unholy symbol of great power.  In truth, I slopped some paint in the wrong spot while finishing the base and only noticed while I was taking pictures. Oops.

I'll touch that up while painting the final two minis from the blister. Speaking of which, here they are in various stages of completion:

Left) Primer, Center) Basecoat, Right) Near completion

Before proceeding, I'll likely finish the owlbear and two gorilla bears that spent October on the back-burner. More on that next time.