Saturday, 24 August 2013

Grenadier Chimaera.



Multiple animal characteristics, kind of a thing for Chimaeras. Should I call this one Tony?


Managed to knock Puss here out in 90 minutes flat (starting from the black spray) using simple drybrushing techniques, washes and a bit of strategic highlighting here and there. I'm more impressed with the time than the end results tbh (I'm a bit slow usually) but even so he is actually not too bad at all.







I retouched a couple of spots after the photos, amazing how that becomes necessary every time. This beast is for Thantsants' Orcs and Goblins to play with tomorrow (Sunday). He is stuck in the lakes with no wifi today so it will be a nice surprise for him. ;)

No doubt he will be prowling the tables at the Oldhammer Weekend too, I might even make time to invade Padre's jungle game and scoff a few pygmies!

*UPDATE*

The Etruscan 'Chimera of Arezzo'.

Thanks to Suber for alerting me to the sculptor's muse! The model's sculptor, John Dennett, is apparently active on the Lead Adventure Forum under the username Moondevil. *UPDATE*


A Yorkshire based Oldhammer cell called YOBBOS is forming on the BLOOD forum (HERE) so if you live in God's country and want to have a game of Rogue Trader, 40k 2nd edition, Warhammer 3rd or 4th edition or any game of your choice that you want GM'd; give us a shout.

Thanks for stopping by!

13 comments:

  1. Great job, I love the color transition and the unique take on the front to back orientation of the heads.

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    1. Thanks Sean!

      The style of the model itself is fascinating. It ends up with a sick, twisted, Chaotic feel which you don't get to the same degree with a traditional multi-headed pose. It's a true aberration of nature that lacks an evolutionary purpose.

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  2. That's a really cool model. I've never seen a chimaera that looks like that. Lovely paintwork too!

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    1. Amazing isn't it! Mr Dennett has captured both the spirit of Chaos and the motion within the original bronze version in 28mm size, very impressive.

      Thanks for the compliment!

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  3. I didn't know that model but it looks chaotic like none. Really impressive, you painted each part right like it should though the transition is really smooth an natural. I find you achieved the same kind of balance between realistic and fantasy as on Lord Savage which is very good (IMHO)? 90 minbutes for such a result, I say it's a WIN !

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    1. Many thanks Mr A! I certainly drew on the experience of painting Lord Savage when it came to painting the Chimaera, well noticed. Glad you think it looks cool!

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  4. That's truly great. It's just like seeing the Chimera of Arezzo coming to life. Really love it. :)

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    1. Thanks for pointing that out Suber, I hadn't noticed! Many thanks for the compliments.

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    2. Haha,you're welcome :) Again, lovely work ;)

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  5. I agree with all of the above - the transition from brown to green is superb. I love it! Now I want one...

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    1. Many thanks Steve! I'm really pleased with the reception for this fellow.

      There are several for sale on Ebay from across the pond under the tag 'Grenadier Chimera'. The prices are very reasonable but the postage costs might be a barrier?

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  6. Great mini and the close resemblance with the the Etruscan version just add something special. /Hans

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    1. I quite agree, it's a lovely mini to look at. Not too shabby on the tabletop either!

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