Saturday, March 11, 2017

PTS XVI: Addition by Conflation



Almost by accident, a new batch of Red Ghouls graces my paint table. It all started innocently enough with the intention to paint Wyrd's Baby Kade (sculpted by Edgar Ramos). The miniature's tiny size and single lock of hair make it a good choice to stand in for Joey, sidekick of Dennis (the Red Ghouls having recently acquired a Dennis the Menace sub-faction).




A setback to actually completing Kade/Joey in a timely fashion came with my discovery that Dennis the Menace has both a US and a UK version. (I was unaware of the latter's existence.) This information was provided in the comments to my previous post by Roy of Never Mind the Jankers!.

We here at Minis by Finch pride ourselves in maintaining cordial Anglo-American relations so another sidekick was added to the mix. Say hello to Pieface (AKA Stinky from Heresy Miniatures, sculpted by Paul Muller).



The lack of hair is a concern given that he's slated to receive the Red Ghoul paint scheme (with its red hair). Sculpting a Mohawk hairdo remains a possibility but I think I'll just paint some red spots on his noggin and call it a day.

By now I was in a miniature-assembly mindset and pressed on with a couple more items.

Last year I received some outstanding Midnight Hag miniatures from Mike at Mortal Arrow Miniatures. As I had one earmarked as a second ghoul hag, the time seemed right to finally pull my finger out and get on with it.    


Midnight Hag A (Flying)
Midnight Hag B (Floating)
MA offers two variants, each with multiple head/arm options. The heads from one variant won't work with the other variant's body unmodified due to the way the locator pins are designed. It's pretty straightforward though to address the issue and attach a B head onto an A body as I did.


  
A bubbling cauldron from Heresy (that accompanies their witch) was my final addition.


It's time to paint.

15 comments:

  1. A lot of great minis:) Waiting for painting steps :)
    best regards

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  2. They look like one happy family ­čśŐ.

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    1. Most definitely. They put the "fun" in "dysfunctional".

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  3. I am already loving this, can't wait to see what happen next.

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  4. Such "lovely" models Finch. Can't wait to see them with your excellent paint jobs!

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  5. Great models and terrific posting Finch. I thoroughly enjoyed your rationale behind each mini's selection for your project. These should look awesome once painted.

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    1. Thank you, Simon.

      It helps that the lead-pile is filled to overflowing and this project draws on two of its main components: OOP Wyrd & Paul Muller. Witches/hags traditionally come in threes. I painted one for a previous Zomtober, this is the second... seemingly a third is required.

      I've enough on my plate currently without adding to it... but the gears in my head are turning.

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  6. Brilliant! Look forward to seeing them painted up!

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  7. Those are some cool minis. Looking forward to seeing them painted up!

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  8. These look cool dude. Look forward to seeing your Ghoulish treatment of them

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  9. I actually grew up reading the latter version of Dennis the Menace and wasn't aware of the US version until much later. Looking forward to seeing you work you usual magic with these new minis too.

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