Thursday, 10 March 2016

From Barks - Battlelore Monsters (40 points)

I struggled a bit this week, but pushed myself to finish these guys. I had plans to finish another 30, but that didn't happen... Maybe next week?

These are Grotesques for Battlelore, to expand my existing forces. I had to revert to the older painting style I was using back then. They're a quick no-frills paintjob befitting a single piece monopose boardgame figure, but are infinitely better than unpainted plastic!


This is their heavy hitter, a Doombringer beetle. I'm wondering about adding a bit more red to tie it further in to this faction, maybe some freehand icons or a deaths head on the carapace?


Barks treats me to something I've never seen before to finish up my minion duties. What a thoughtful gent he is! In addition to being previously unseen it may also be the spikiest entry of the Challenge so far...
Monopose or not mate I very much like the Grotesques and they very much live up to their name. The pick of the entry though is the Doombringer and I really like the grey flaring you've added to the edges of the exoskeleton or whatever you call it.
I'm judging the Doombringer as a 28mm vehicle so in total this nets you a tidy 40 points. Well done! Cheers, Millsy.

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  1. Some creepy creatures spectacularly rendered - your 'quick, no-frills' approach certainly doesn't look like a rush job!

    Well done!

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    1. Thanks, Evan! If I didn't have to match my earlier style I would have washed all the spikey bits.

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  2. A scary looking beetle. No need , in my opinion, to add anything it is quite scary enough as it stands.

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    1. It's a little too black... It stands out a little much for me.

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  3. Great stuff Barks. You've done well with the monopole board game pieces. But the killer is the bug, this is what we northern hemisphere types have been told inhabits the Antipodes.

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    1. Six legs fine, eight legs scary.

      (apart from the bull ants, ow)

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  4. Love these - that Doombringer is scary as hell...

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    1. I wasn't that convinced, but once I got a few colours on him he started to look menacing.

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  5. Infinitely better than unpainted plastic is an understatement - wonderful work Barks. I really like those Grotesques.

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    1. Thanks, Curt, I'm going to try and finish this faction before Challenge End!

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  6. excellent work on these the doombringer is a triumph! Just be careful of people trying to squash him on instinct, I hear you have a few scary bugs down there ;)

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  7. Very cool, Barks! I never seen these models before, but I really like that big beastie!
    It seems to have potential for all sorts of mayhem across themes and scales...I wonder how much trouble it would give my 15mm Scifi! ;)

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    1. It is quite scale-agnostic, and could certainly give a few 15mm figures a scare...

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