Sunday, February 26, 2017

Something Newish This Way Comes


Three additions to the Red Ghouls are done. As the title suggests, the painting here isn't entirely new. The penanggalan was nearly complete last October while the boy and dog had their base colors blocked in at about the same time.

These, and a couple others, were intended for Zomtober '16. I'm either quite tardy with that or getting an early start on Zomtober '17.

All three miniatures were sculpted by the incomparable Paul Muller.



The Penanggalan is from Otherworld... a strange Malayan vampire that appears in the old Fiend Folio. The sculpt is a nice homage to the Russ Nicholson artwork from that book.




The boy/dog combo is something of an undead tribute to Dennis the Menace and his dog Ruff. I may be dating myself with this, I suppose. In my defense, I am rather old... cut me some slack.

Truthfully, it was mostly the sling that lead to this notion. My first impulse was to remove it so the mini would better match Otherworld's unarmed ghouls I'd already painted. Then inspiration struck... Dennis the Menace carried a slingshot... he was small in stature... so was the mini... he had a dog... I had a suitable dog mini languishing in the lead-pile. In short, one thing led to another and here we are.

The boy is from Reaper while the dog is from Wyrd's sadly discontinued line of metal miniatures.




The two were painted in the evil-clown scheme I've been using for the Red Ghouls; the only problem being that red hair was required while they were both bald. I addressed this by sculpting some hair on Dennis and, after rejecting red ears, painting Ruff's tail the appropriate hue.





Yes, Ruff is lifting his leg. Would undead canines need to relieve themselves in this fashion? Perhaps not. I guess old habits are hard to break.

29 comments:

  1. Well worth the wait Finch... Incredible painting and I love the contrast between the blue and pink(ish) flesh. Superb!!

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    1. Thanks, Simon. The clown paint-scheme has worked out nicely on my various ghouls.

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  2. Lovely minis mate, I particularly like the boy/dog combo

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  3. Oh wow! They look superb Mr. Finch, a joy to behold - in a gruesome, scary sort of a way.

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    1. Relative to ghoul-painting, gruesome, scary joy is the best kind of joy. Thank you, Michael.

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  4. Must admit you had me confused there, for a moment. Seemingly the US and UK have their own Dennis the Menaces-es, quite unique to themselves, and I was only familiar with the UK version.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_the_Menace_and_Gnasher

    In fact, my only exposure to the US version was from the 90's film, which was re-titled, simply, "Dennis" so as to not confuse UK audiences. It obviously helped confuse me in this situation :))

    Anyway, I'll stop blathering on and pass on my compliments on these paint jobs. Top work, sir!

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    1. I was totally unaware of the UK version of Dennis. Evidently they first appeared in the same month of the same year, independently of each other. What are the odds?

      I have two large minis, currently unpainted, one of which was destined to be Mr. Wilson (I hadn't decided which). I can now conflate the US version with its UK cousin and have Mr Wilson and The Colonel. Problem solved.

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  5. As always, impressive paintjobs. They look great together. :)

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  6. Evil clown scheme = genius work. An inspiration as always :)

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    1. Thank you, sir. One should be careful when throwing words like genius around... it might go to my head. ;)

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  7. Stunning as always Finch. I do love seeing your Ghoul collection grow its awesome. I passed on some of the figures you've used in the collection onto a Facebook friend as they like to collect ghouls.

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  8. They look amazing, the painting is spot on and the sculpts are simply genius.

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    1. Many thanks. Muller's work definitely hits a sweet spot for me too.

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  9. Finch, you have outdone yourself. They are brilliant and beautiful. And I'm so glad to see a Penanggalan rise up from the murk of the Fiend Folio. That illustration used to scare the pants off of me when I was a tiny tot.

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    1. Thank you, Mathew. The sculpts's a triple threat: from the Fiend Folio, based on a Nicholson illustration, sculpted by Muller. How could it be anything other than cool?

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    1. Lovely(?) work, as ever!
      I think the butcher and hag were the stronger Reaper sculpts.
      - Full team shot please.

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    2. Thank you, Baron & Mr. Mouse.

      @ Baron: A second wave of this lot is currently in the works. I'm definitely working towards a full team photo.

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