Friday, 2 August 2019

Crooked Dice Abomination and Beastmen

Wow July has been crazy busy. Daughter left primary school had a prom various high school meetings and transition days and other activities and the month has flown by!

I haven't done a lot of painting to be honest the warm weather and being so busy has really encroached on the free time. All I see to have done is clean, assemble and sometimes prime minis.

The past week has seen get half a dozen figures done for my next 7TV cast for September's 7TV Day 3 at Board in Brum on the 21st.

I have gone with my Mumm Ra and his mutants cast for it. I ordered two more packs of beastmen from Crooked dice and converted all the duplicates with the intention of using them as generic mutants so will get different paint schemes as well to the original four.

 The 8 duplicates all based. I am waiting on some wire spears for the two Vulturemen there poses are a lot more awkward to adjust than the others.
 So repositioned arms slightly and shield added to the left Jackalman and the right one has had a weapon swap.
 The Slithes had weapon  swaps and their ears trimmed as the normal Lizardmen seemed to have smaller features. I shaved off the one jem on the sort of mask. But will paint them as leather and keeps Slithes gold coloured.
The left Monkian has had his mace turned into a morning star. I trimmed off the head carefully then filled a groove in the cut off section then gluing  in some old chain I had in the bits box. As you can see above it sits on the base. The other had the arms repositioned slightly and a shield added. 

Painting wise I got these done last week. The Abomination which is of course a good representation of Mumm ra was done first followed by Jackalman and Vultureman. I left the first Vultureman unarmed and made him more ornately dressed as in the cartoons he is more of an inventor type so I will use him as such on my games. I think I shall use him as a VIP.








My first Jackalman. Quite enjoyed painting this one. The next two will have simpler schemes.

Vultureman who will be my VIP, Doctor, Scientist etc.

 This week after catching up with the new arrivals I painted Slithe and two Lizardmen. The Lizardmen have had weapons swaps, ears trimmed and dress simpler with now gems or bold coloured items.









The whole cast so far. Monkian's coming up next hopefully will have them finished next week. Leaving just two more Jackals and Vulturemen. I also have got a big mutant from the Reaper Bones Black who will be joining this cast but will based for use in Burrows and Badgers but more on that in another post.

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  1. I love those but the abomination is beautiful, great colour!

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    1. Cheers I really enjoyed doing him though I hate red normally it wasn't a painful this time.

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  2. Does Mum-ra get a 2nd sculpt for when he yells that he's the "Ever-Living"?

    All bloody good though. Sculpts are spot on and your paint jobs are likewise.

    Reminds me of being a young lad running around the house playing "Underpants" with our undies on our head and my little sis playing the part of Bum-ra whilst I was Pants-thro. LOL

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    1. I am not sure what the plan is. Four feline beastmen are planned not sure on what else. Maybe some lizard guards. Thanks they are really fun to paint!

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  3. Very good figures and paint jobs, Simon.

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    1. Thanks Bryan the figures are wonderful and nicely detailed!

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  4. Terrific stuff, Simon. Its always a joy to watch you working upon a "7TV" project with such gusto :-)

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    1. Cheers Simon! Yes its easy with such great sculpts as well!

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  5. Love the Mum Ra figure. Excellent. 😀

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  6. Another fun project, as Blax said you do seem to get a lot of enjoyment from 7tv.

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    1. Cheers Vagabond. I like the fact that I don't have to relearn the basic rules each time and that the countdown cards change the flavour each game.

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  7. They look great! Love the lizard men and the conversions are excellent!
    Best Iain

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    1. Cheers Iain. I am quite chuffed with the lizrdmen's skin. I have some cold blooded creatures todo for Burrows and Badgers.

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  8. Glad you found time to do these Simon, awesome work!

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    1. Glad you like them Michael thanks very much!

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  9. Great conversions, and painting Simon

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  10. Creepy cool figures, Simon. Love those Lizardmen.

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  11. Great stuff Simon! What paint/color did you use on the cloak? It doesn't look red, it has a bit of an orange color to it - looks fab 🙂

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    1. Thank you very much Ivor! It is mostly just out the pot reds.

      White undercoat. AP Red, Washes with AP Red Tone with a second coat in the creases. Then I layered it back up using good old Blood Red (hex pot).

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  12. The not He-man villains are very cool. Clever use of the duplicates.

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    1. Thanks so much! They are Not from Thunder cats though :)

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  13. Simple conversions always look effective, as yours do.
    I love Mumm Ra and the reptilians.

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    1. Cheers Joe. I think they are my faves out of the series for the bad guys.

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  14. Some cracking looking models there Simon :)

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    1. Thanks so much Frank they are really nice to paint. They are ever so slightly bigger which just makes that bit easier to do.

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  16. I especially liked how the mummy as well as Slithe and two Lizardmen turned out.

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  17. Amazing conversions sir, these weapon swaps make a whole lot of a difference.

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