Monday, 11 January 2016

From SimonM - 40mm Mindless Ones (20 Points)

These two brutish-looking 40mm tall plastic “Wizkids” models of a Mindless One are both miniature number 05 from the Marvel “Heroclix” Giant Size X-Men range. Summoned via magic to do the bidding of others, for they have no will of their own, these extra-dimensional beings have a rocky hide and no face except a single glowing eye. “Most often seen in the employ of Dormammu” the savage humanoids were created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, and made their first comic book appearance within the pages of Issue One Hundred and Twenty Seven of “Strange Tales” in December 1964.
 
Unsurprisingly, despite their girth, these figures required incredibly simple paint-jobs. But did give me the opportunity to try out my “Vallejo” USA Olive Drab as an undercoat. Once dry the models were heavily washed with “Citadel” Nuln Oil and had their cyclopean eye ‘picked out’ using a combination of “Vallejo” Heavy Red and the “Citadel” glaze, Bloodletter.

They do look imposing if mindless Simon.   I believe that the Heroclix figures are kinds 28mm and these monstrosities look about the size of a cavalry figure so I am counting them as 10 point each.  The mono colour can be problematic but the muscle details show well on your work.  And the "eyes" have a suitable sinister red glow.  

Barring any last minute posts that concludes our Monday programming so it's over to Tamsin for the Tuesday report.  Clint and PaulS seems to have been busy boys, but Ray looks to be AWOL.

24 comments:

  1. Nice job on this big fella Simon. I like that one big eye and you've made it really stand out.

    Ray won't be posting tomorrow? A day without Ray is like a day without sunshine :0)

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    1. Thanks Anne. Just a simple way of trying out a new "Vallejo" colour -)

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  2. Another nice pair of figures Simon :)

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  3. Suitably menacing! Nice work Simon.

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  4. Don't fancy meeting that on a dark night,,, !

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  5. Blax you are doing it again. yet more comic book goodness. I now have a firm idea for a comic based show game thanks to you. Pure 4 colour!

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    1. You are very welcome Clint:-) it's the least I can do as you're really tempting me wiv a VBCW at present. I look forward to your 4 colour stuff!!!

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  6. Lovely work, Blax, it's pretty damned menacing!

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    1. Cheers Evan. Simple but menacing :-)

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  7. Tough to pull off when it's a more limited colour range in use but you did it well

    Ian

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    1. Thanks Ian. I did consider a dry-brush but didn't think it would work as well as simply letting the ink wash pool around the raised detail.

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  8. Another on ht of the presses. I also like learning some comic book history. Win, win.

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    1. Cheers Sean. Glad you're enjoying these comic book postings.

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  9. Sharp looking brutes for a simple paint job! I think I have that issue in my attic, where my kids can properly find them! ;)

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    1. Simple is always good in my books, David :-)

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  10. Nice bit of retro comic history. cool. cheers

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