Tuesday, 13 February 2018
From SeanS - Gorilla my dreams (14 points)
This was a rush job to try and get something actually published this month. I seem to be having issues with unmixed, perhaps not totally dry matte varnish. So please forgive any shine, I'm just running out of time to fix it.
This is Girron from Bombshell Miniatures, however he doesn't appear to be on their website anymore. He is an all resin affair and was a fairly clean casting. The arms are all separate, so I had to add green stuff to the gaps. My sculpting to blend them into the fur was hit and miss.
I tried my greenstuff world mesh roller to make his base. I still need a lot more practice, but I'll accept it.
My conception was a nod to the cartoon character Grape Ape. My original conception had been a white ape, but there are a ton of those. I built him up from Black in five steps to a light grey, but the Purple and then Black ink washes muddled the colors a lot. The flesh I did in my Vampiric Flesh triad from Reaper, but again the washes altered the final color. Although the triad does have a purple tint to it.
I'm really hoping to coordinate my Bretonnian Retainers this month so I can share them here as well as on the Old World Army Challenge.
I provisionally scored him for 10 points, same as a 54mm figure. He is 28mm scale but 55mm tall.
Thanks for looking.
Congratulations, Sean - I think that's successfully given me nightmares for the rest of this week, or maybe much longer. Wow, what a terrifying miniature. You've really done wonders with his fur, the extra greenstuff work looking really wonderful around his arms. And kudos to you, Sir, for using the greenstuff roll so successfully - that's a really good looking base you've created.
The painting is brilliant - and I can certainly see why you've gone for brown-purple-black themes in this monstrous simian.
I love it, and in fact I love it so much I'll adjudicate you with the 10 points for a 54mm figure, and another 4 for the modelling, greenstuff work and the fine base. Tremendous, if nightmare-inducing, work, Sean!