LPL13 round 4: AUGH! The Great Pumpkin Came!


Round four of the Lead Painters League has concluded. This round was active the week of Halloween, so I made a Halloween-themed entry.

 

AUGH! The Great Pumpkin Came!

 

In reference to the longstanding Peanuts theme of Linus sitting alone in the Pumpkin Patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin to come bringing gifts, Santa Claus-style.

It’s a pity for him that Halloween is all about the scary…and the Great Pumpkin probably is not a very nice being.

 

The miniatures are all by Reaper, the fences are from Mantic’s Kings of War Vanguard terrain. I found the simplicity of the fences really helped to sell the story here. As one of the commenters in the LPL-post stated: “Less is more”.

 

 

Linus is from a pack of three minis called “Townsfolk: Modern Children”, in the Chronoscope line. This model comes on a skateboard, which I cut away. The security blanket is rather ineptly “sculpted” by me in so-called brown stuff. This is the first time I used that putty and it was much more soft and floppy than expected before it set. At least I managed to avoid fingerprints.

Linus is usually clothed in a red t-shirt with thin black stripes, black shorts and brown shoes, I had to adapt it a bit as the model is wearing a jacket. The setting and the blanket should still make him recognizable.

The thin black stripes are drawn on with a fine tipped pen. The ink is a bit more reflective than I would like, leading to a lot of bright spots in the pictures.

 

Linus van Pelt

adapted from the skateboarder in

50042: Townsfolk Modern Children

Reaper Miniatures – Chronoscope series

Sculpted by Bobby Jackson

Made in Metal

25mm 3D-printed base.

available from reapermini.com

 

The Great Pumpkin, aka The Bonesylvanian Jack. Bonesylvanians are a series of superdeformed / Chibi horror-themed Bones miniatures made by Reaper. I believe they were first seen as add-ons in the Bones 3 kickstarter. I bought this one for this entry. It was actually quite fun to paint.

 

77604 Bonesylvanians: Jack

Reaper Miniatures – Bones KS3 2015

Sculpted by Bob Ridolfi

Made in Bonesium PVC

25mm 3D-printed base.

available from reapermini.com

 

The Grave Minions from the Graveyard Expanion of the Bones 3 KS.  I painted them in the colours of the three munchkins from the 1939 Wizard of Oz movie.

 

as that is what they reminded me of. Must be the collars.

 

77537 Grave Minions (3)

Reaper Miniatures – Bones KS3 2015

Sculpted by Bob Ridolfi

Made in Bonesium PVC

25mm 3D-printed bases.

available from reapermini.com

 

The mini is cast in one piece, and therefore a bit flat, as can be seen in the sideways pictures. To fill out the base, I added some pumpkins I downloaded from thingiverse and printed out.

Of course, there should have been vines going to all the pumpkin tops, but there wasn’t time and I think it might just have muddled the impression a bit by making it too busy.

In all honesty, it looked a bit patchy until I added some of my autumn flock.

 

03377 Rotpatch, Pumpkin Golem

Reaper Miniatures

Sculpted by Jason Wiebe

Made in Metal

50mm base

available from reapermini.com

 

ah-HAH! You fiends will not harm this innocent child!

 

Painted so far this year:   (Miniatures:  378 /365 goal // scenery and terrain: 61)

January: 30

February: 44   //  10

March: 17

April: 45

May: 46

June: 4

July: 42  //  38

August: 70

September: 45 //  12

October: 19  //  1

Future LPL13-entries etc that I cannot post quite yet: 16

 

 

Categories: Bones / PVC, FOGS, Kickstarter, Lead Painters League, Metal, Random Fantasy, ReaperTags: , , , ,

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