Thursday, 16 February 2012
From today's TMP preview announcement:
"Many strange creatures evolved in the End Times, but few were stranger than the hairless beasts that lived in tunnels in the ground, or in city sewers, breaking out enough concrete and asphalt so they could use gutter drains as access points. In the cities the scavengers called them gutter gophers, and the name stuck, even in the blasted wildernesses of the world.
They had evolved from something, but what? No one could say for sure. Were they giant rodents or, as some said, lions bred with the giant crickets of the desert? How was that even possible?
No matter what their origins the creatures were a terrifying menace to all, especially at night when they preferred to hunt, scrabbling up from their holes, creeping silently, then setting on the unwary victim in a pack, snapping at him. All it took was one bite and the venom did its job, immobilising the victim, slowly dissolving its muscle tissue.
Silent on the approach, when they finally did attack one pack member would rear up and loose a deep bass howl that froze even the stoutest heart in mortal terror."
I painted these soon to be released Khurasan minis very quickly. Basing them took longer than usual, as I cut up plasticard to simulate broken concrete... But the painting was super fast.
I basecoated them with Vallejo basic skintone, which is very pale.. Paler then Citadel Elf flesh. In fact I'm so used to Citadel foundation paints that I was a bit surprised at having to do 3 coats or so to get an even finish.
Next i washed the whole mini in Citadel Ogryn flesh wash. I went back and did some highlighting with the thinned original color after it was dry.
The teeth and eyes were painted in with yellow and bone respectively, then had Citadel Devlan mud wash applied over them with the tip of my brush to seep into the detail and "line" them. When dry, I did a dot of white to give them some pop. It worked well for the subject I think, and was easier than what I normally do (paint the item black and then dot on the color).
These are great minis for all my favorite genres: Sci fi, post-apoc and Cthulhu, they fit perfectly and disgustingly into any game I might run!