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I've managed to steal away for long enough to put together another photo from the series I took the other day. This time its Reapers take on the intellect devourer. I painted it with the help of my son, who was excited to use "Clear Magenta." The "clear" series has become very popular in our house because they add a nice bright pop, even when used sparingly.
I had seen this model disparaged on the internet some years ago, but I actually think it is an excellent interpretation - very alien and it fits with reapers portfolio of similar creatures well. I prefer the insect like scythe legs over a dog body, for sure (so many dog monsters already). That it is available in bones is all the better. I foresee needing to repose a few at some point to create a pack of them.
These were made by me out of fimo air (I have recently strated making these whenever I have leftover clay from my other sculpts, which is always ). They are super quick and simple sculpts but I like them. They were actually painted by my sister and I think she did a lovely job.
I apologize for the flash in advance, I just didn't menage to set the lighting right so their faces can be seen
Finally finished the Gravewailers. Bought two ages ago and then the Bones 3 Mythos ex-pack had one. So I waited until I got the third one before painting. Seems I started on them ages ago. But things kept getting in the way to finish. Including my cat who decided they were delicious to nibble and suck on.
Rather then doing in pink and reds. Decided I wanted to go for something a little more alien and starspawn like. So tried to make them purple with the look of bluish light showing from within. Trying to get that alien Lovecraftian feel of something beyond explanation. LOL think I need some sleep. Hopefully not about anything Lovecraftian :)
I happen to be an engineer, which is a more fancy word for "super-lazy". As such, I started thinking of shortcuts as soon as I started sculpting, and I've been gathering different stuff that could make for some interesting texture for bases, conversions and such things. I have now used these stuff as "stamps" on some fimo, and then painted it black and dry-brushed white on top, so I have these little references that show the texture more clearly. So, here they are!
An interesting button. Might work as a screen behind a druid, or a floor tile of sorts. I didn't remove the button hole marks, but that could be fixed quite easily.
Rough, but thin, rope. Two marks, side by side, might look like tire tracks. A bunch of these marks together look more natural, sort of like wheat.
A big bead. Makes for an interesting effect, sort of reminds me of a bee hive.
Another button. This texture was very subtle, but when dry-brushing it I was amazed at the effect. It could be something made out of glass, like a window.
"Natural" cork. Looks like rough wood to me, but might be the side of a cliff or stone as well.
Fine-grained cork. Could be sand, dirt, or some other natural base.
Rough cork. As above, I think this would suit as some sort of stone-base, just a bit rougher.
The wrong end of my hobby knife. Very industrialized and pretty cool I think. This would probably fit well in a sci-fi environment, maybe as a steel floor.
The side of a matchbox. Almost the same effect as the bead, but more subtle and a bit more structured.
Maybe these pictures can inspire you, or you could give me some advice on what you think the texture might look like. Feel free to add your own pictures in this thread as well, I think it is pretty interesting since some things will look quite different when there inverted.
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