Thursday, 22 December 2016

From LeeH - Tentacled Beasty (12 Points)

I've been looking forward to this years Analogue Challenge all year and no sooner had the echoes of the starting pistol faded away than I was struck down by my second cold in as many weeks. This one has really kicked five bells out of me and I have literally spent the last 48 hours in bed. Not a very auspicious start to my challenge!

My first entry isn't the greatest model I have painted but given the fact that I did most of it while still delirious I guess its not so bad. The model is actually my daughters, she bought it at Salute a couple of years ago and she recently asked me to paint it for her. Unfortunately I can't tell you much about the model other than it is cast in resin, came in three parts and stands about 56 mm tall. I'm not even sure what scale it is supposed to be compatible with.

The resin is quite good, with very few defects or bubbles and the three parts of the model fitted together very nicely.

I gave this model a rather unusual red undercoat and I think it worked well with this colour scheme.  

Ok, that's it, I'm done in. Time for some more medicine and an early night!


What a wonderful and ghastly beastie! It reminds me of the plant in 'Little Shop of Horrors' who continually pleaded to Rick Moranis, 'Feed me, Seymour!' The purple turned out terrific and the green sets it off very nicely. 

I'm sure your daughter will be delighted with it.

Now, get some rest so you can emerge from the plague-ward, brush in hand, ready to conquer!


  1. Looks suitable horrific, but in a good way


  2. I am sure you got the inspiration by looking at one of posties "spam Sandwiches"! Not the normal thing one would expect to see in the shed of war, so different one can almost here Ray complaining from Here.

    Personally though I like it!

  3. Curious and interesting beast.

  4. I can't help feeling that the delirium from your cold might have helped with the paintjob on this ;)

    Excellent opening shot Lee :)

  5. Great job! Currently there are no games that can be put next to the flowers on the windowsill!

  6. Lovely floral arrangement there Lee!
    ; )
    This Spring in Chelsea for sure!

  7. Very nice shading - and painted so well while you're under the weather - nicely done

    Feel better

  8. Lovely work, but then I always was a sucker for tentacles ... get it? tentacles ... suckers ... I'll get my coat.
    Certtainly an unusual entry!

  9. Certainly has the icky look down, no doubt influenced by your current malady! Hope you get better good comes from trucking with the elder ones! ;)

  10. It's your cold personified! Wonderfully disgusting...

  11. Very nice beastie indeed. You have chosen the perfect scheme for him,!

  12. Nice work. That's a cool looking model.

  13. Yuck! In a nice way :) that beastie is a beaut.

  14. Great colour scheme, really well done.