|I'm not fat, I'm big-boned.|
When I ordered the hooded cultists, I had a look around the 15mm.co.uk site for some monsters to use for Eldritch Horror games. This guy and his pig-nosed friend (not yet painted) made it into the order. He was in the sci-fi section listed as a space Daemon. He was a lot bigger than I expected, but should be useful anyway.
I've seen a lot of Mythos art depicting the creatures in a sickly greyish green palette and I want to keep that as a theme in my collection, so I went with GW Foundation Gretchin green as a basic colour and used the ubiquitous Devlan Mud to wash it. Then came many many gradual highlights mixing white into the Gretchin green. Initially I did some good old fashioned wet-blending on the wings, but at 15mm table scale you could barely see it, so I did the bolder unblended highlights and it looked better.
You may not be able to tell, but a lot of my highlighting is just use of small, well chosen blobs. I think it's closer to the 28mm Foundry house style than to GW stuff.
One odd thing about photographing minis for the web is that they always look completely different to how they look to me on the table. Paintjobs that look great at gaming distance often look a lot worse close to the camera.
|Heavy Cult backup|
|Eat lead, monsters!|
I'm really enjoying a diversion from Sci-fi models right now and reading a lot of HP Lovecraft is making the whole project more fun too.
Next on the queue is probably the GZG Alien Mercs I finally ordered but haven't painted yet.. But I don't know, 1920's conversions of my remaining stock of The Authorities may edge them out. I'm so hooked on Eldritch Horror it's crazy. Maybe my unpainted Khurasan Zombies.. They are good for any era.
Thanks for looking!