Wednesday, 20 March 2019

From SimonM: "Wizkids" Dire Wraiths (20 Points)

These four 31mm tall plastic pre-painted Dire Wraiths by "Wizkids" are all number 010a from the "Marvel" Guardians Of The Galaxy "Heroclix" range, and are based upon "the main opponents of Rom the Spaceknight." Created by Bill Mantlo and Al Milgrom for the December 1979 issue of "Rom", the extraterrestrial species "are Skrullian Deviants engineered by the starfaring Celestials.
Having removed the "stocky and troll-like" aliens from their clicky-bases and super-glued onto "Citadel" 40mm circular bases, they were all primed with two coats of "Vallejo" Heavy Red, and enthusiastically washed with "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade. In the past when I've painted these villainous shape-shifters I've actually undercoated them using a layer of "Vallejo" Squid Pink first, but with hindsight don't believe the vibrant Game Colour ever had any effect on the model's subsequent hue so missed this additional step out completely.

Instead each "evolutionary offshoot of the Skrulls from the Andromeda Galaxy" was simply dry-brushed with more "Vallejo" Heavy Red, before having their tiny heartless eyes 'picked out' with a spot of Heavy Ochre. As I wanted these sorcerers' merciless pupils to especially stand out, I didn't bother washing them, and instead just tidied their edges up with some additional "Citadel" Abaddon Black.

A nice quick project! These will make nice generic monsters for anyone, and dare I suggest are scale-agnostic.



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