Thursday, 19 March 2015

From SimonM - The Gentleman Ghost, Chemo And Johann Kraus (20 Points)


These three plastic miniatures are made by “Wizkids” and are part of their “Heroclix” range of pre-painted figures. Once rebased I applied several thin layers of “Vallejo” White over The Gentleman Ghost in order to ensure a smooth(ish) covering all over his transparent sculpt. I then liberally washed the model with Pale Grey before dry-brushing it with more White. 

Chemo, who stands an impressive 70mm in height, was initially undercoated with “Vallejo” Heavy Green before being thoroughly washed with Green Shade. I wasn’t terribly happy with how this transparent acrylic dried out. So I dabbed a load of “Citadel” Thrakka Green over the towering mass of chemical by-products and this seemed to really help bring out all the swirling detail which was on the model. I was then going to dry-brush the behemoth with more “Vallejo” Heavy Green. But in the end thought that would ruin or at least cover a lot of model’s blotchiness, so I simply picked out the super-villain’s eyes with spots of Dark Vermillion.

Lastly this model of Johann Kraus from the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense was undercoated with “Vallejo” Heavy Brown before I picked out all his body armour with Heavy Sienna. Both areas were then washed with “The Army Painter” Strong Tone Quickshade. The disembodied ectoplasmic spirit’s head was then given a coat of “Vallejo” White before being washed with Pale Grey.

Finally I’ve quickly painted a large plastic stone gargoyle squatting upon a tombstone as an objective marker. 

From Curt:

Oh, I like these guys, a lot! The Gentleman Ghost is a fantastic model and I like your minimalist approach of using grey with a white highlight - very effective. Kraus is awesome with that freaky ectowhatever head of his. Nonetheless, my favourite has to be 'Chemo' with that fabulous green you've created - it really helps to convey his name!

Wonderful work Simon and congratulations on achieving your Challenge target!

12 comments:

  1. Woot woot Blax! Excellent figures to finish off your Challenge with :)

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    1. Many thanks Tamsin... just over 500pts and rest... :-)

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  2. Another interesting submission, nicely done

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    1. Cheers Dave. Close but got there in the end :-)

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  3. Cool assortment of figures. You really make the clix look appealing.

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  4. Love the gentleman ghost though the green meenie is mighty impressive as well

    Ian

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    1. Thanks Ian. He was annoyingly difficult to finish as the model is terribly fragile... The transparent plastic is extremely rubbery.

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  5. Gentleman Ghost is great! I really like him a lot. Chemo turned out very well too. My son is taking a strong interest in clix, I'll have to see if he has extras he wants to "share" ! ;)

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    1. LOL :-) Actually its my son always badgering me asking for extras as he plays with my spares.

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    1. Thanks Chasseur. Much appreciated :-)

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