Deadzone Rebs Sorak Swordmaster

One of the metal specialist or hero-types delivered in the second wave of the kickstarter rewards.

 

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My name is Sebulba Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!

The Dugs Sorak are the aliens that use their upper arms for legs, and have a lower set of more delicate arms for most other tasks. This one has rather large pair of cleaver-like swords. So I tried to make them look lighter with blue paint. Something like the blades used by the covenant hunters in Halo. Not sure if it worked.

 

Mantics’ metal minis do leave a bit to be desired, there is usually a lot of flash and often some of the parts are badly cast with prominent mould lines. I think they might use their moulds too long before making new ones, or maybe their mould makers are not all that good at their job. When cleaned up , though, the minis usually are quite nice.

 

This casting, though, was not all that bad. The sword arms naturally required pinning, and I also pinned the mini to the base.

I like the look of the Sorak, and I think they suit the classic “red devil” style look well. So I am doing them as such.

 

Rebs Sorak Swordmaster

Deadzone

Mantic Entertainment

Metal

25mm base

 

 

Painted so far this month: 33

Painted so far this year: 225

Ack Ack Ack Ack (again)

Finished a second squad of the Mars Attacks! Martian Grunts.

 

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Some of the helmets are a bit wonky in the picture, as they are not glued down yet. I use thinned PVA for this, because it sets transparent, and can be removed with ease if the need arises.

 

Martian Grunts

Mars Attacks! the miniatures game

Mantic Entertainment

PVC (that is rather similar to the more rigid bonesium from Bones 2 KS)

25mm integral bases.

 

Painted so far this month: 32

Painted so far this year: 224

 

 

The Hungry Dead

aka the Saloon Shuffle Quintet.

 

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…five more to be precise.  The remaining seven are in the works.

These are the minis with the softest details of all the SoB. Still, they work as low level mooks.

For some reason I have not bloodied these up at all.

 

 

The Hungry Dead (2 out of 3 sculpts, 12 in total in the game)

Shadows of Brimstone: Swamps of Death game set

Flying Frog Productions

HIPS plastic

30mm bases.

 

Painted so far this month: 22

Paintes so fat this year: 214

MOAR TENTACLES!

…because you can never have too many tentacles!

 

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Six more of the Giant Tentacles from Shadows of Brimstone.

I went for a “Simple Squid” colour scheme instead of an “Easy Octopus” this time around.

Not much more to say about these.

 

Tentacles

Shadows of Brimstone (in both game sets)

Flying Frog Productions

HIPS plastic

30mm bases.

 

Painted so far this month: 17

Painted so far this year: 209

From the Bog of Eternal Stench!

In Norway there is a mythic beast known as Dodraugen. A monster that lives in the sewer pipes and pulls the unwary down the toilet when they are at their most vulnerable. This is the kind of story that vengeful uncles and other thoughtless adults who think they are really funny tell to kids. Which invariably scares them from ever getting toilet trained and keeps them wetting their beds right up til they start school (where bed wetters get bullied by the other children. Usually they get toilet trained pretty fast at that point.)

And here it is, the bog monster:

 

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I call it Foul Ole Ron. And his stench.

This one was mostly painted with inks and generous helpings of Citadel Nurgle’s Rot technical paint.

 

 

Filth Beast

Bones KS2 92909

Reaper Miniatures

Bones PVC

60mm round MDF base from Warbases

 

Painted so far this month: 11

Painted so far this year: 203

Red Devil

The semi-random selection of the day:

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Bones KS2: 92671 Lesser Demon.

Your basic nasty man sized demonic entity. It does have the spade-shaped tip of the tail, so it should also have had a trident. And horns, come to think of it.

Maybe I should have painted it blackish grey to make it more like a Conan type demon?

 

Which background works best? Is the red to samey?

 

Lesser Demon

Bones KS2 92671

Reaper Miniatures

Bones PVC

30mm round lipped base.

 

Painted so far this month: 10

Painted so far this year: 202

Transparent Bones: The second Slime lessons

Continuing the experiments on the transparent Bones, we come to the other clear slime.

This one was undercoated with Army Painter Anti Shine Clear Varnish spray like the others, and given a coating of Vallejo Green Ink.

So far so good. But it was far too dark, so I tried to lighten it a bit. FAIL.

Here are two points to remember:

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Lesson 1: The base and / or underside of the model should have been painted first. (Duh!) Captain Hindsight has a few choice words for me here. The bones are transparent, and that goes both ways. Some time ago I had a basing frenzy, gluing most of my bones to bases. Including the transparent ones. Probably should not have glued those. Expecially this one, being broad, thin and flat.

The black of the base darkens the flat slime and makes it look much darker than I wanted. And since superglue sticks to Bones like shit to velcro, I could not get it off the base.

 

 

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Lesson 2:  Do not try to use opaque paints to make any sort of transparency, even when they are thinned considerably.

The chalkyness does not go away when thinned. As soon as I put the paint on, I realized my mistake, followed by trying to wipe the paint off. To no avail. The chalkiness stuck.

So I consider this one a failure. Just need to remember the lessons for next time.

 

Transparent Slime

Reaper Miniatures

Bones PVC

50mm round lipped base.

 

Painted so far this month: 9

Painted so far this year: 201