Sunday, 29 June 2014

Graboid a load of this.

Well, after a productive couple of days 'off the field' as they say I have a few pics of my new space-worm for you.

To the left,


to the right,


step it up,


step it up, s'alllright.


The model is a bendy so and so which made focusing on it tough so I have layered on a few effects with picasa, a bit like ink washing over a mini. Still, you get the idea. It's a bones Great Purple Worm (who names these things, seriously) and it was my first time working with the material. It works fine with something this size and this solid but I'll not be buying humanoid miniatures made of the stuff. There is a single irritating mold line that I just couldn't erase, another criticism I've heard is common, but frankly everytime I look at it I think of the price (under £2) and instantly feel a lot better.

Size-wise, that is a 28mm GW tank crew model in the fourth picture for comparison. It'll do great as a nice 'fun' surprise in RT games. I still harbour a deep desire to pick up the £50+ Forge World Dread Maw though, probably as a result of playing too much Mass Effect.

Thanks for stopping by!

12 comments:

  1. Nice. Can you bring it with you to Gauntlet? I'm sure it could play a fun part in a scenario.

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    1. Sure, no problem. Glad you like it.

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  2. And now, Warlord Paul, take the hook of our sietch and ride as a leader of men!

    An amazing piece! I love it!

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    1. Unforgivable of me not to have a Dune reference in this post, thanks for taking care of that for me. Glad you liked it Mouse.

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    2. Aha, even your name gave you the duty to quote Dune !

      A 2 quid modle that instantly adds some fun and stress in a game, well, I say it's big win ! Having a NPC monster you can't hide from on the field must be an experience to live.

      Well done.

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    3. Thanks very much JB, I will be letting this experience loose in a game on the 5th of July by the looks of things, I will let you know how it goes!

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  3. It's absolutely repulsive Paul, I love it.

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    1. Thanks Bruno, hope the players I introduce it to feel the same way!

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  4. You've just reminded me that I have TWO boxes of the original Bones Kickstarter largely unpainted (I got sent two in error, and Reaper said that I could keep them). And I'm due a box from their second Kickstarter at the end of the year.

    Despite their lack of definition, and the strange bendiness (bad for spears etc, but then only as bad - in a different way - to the old lead spears that tended to be as thick as a lamppost), I think that cheap Bones, rather than £10+ per single figure resin minis, might be the future of miniature of gaming. They paint up nice (and the big models such as giants and dragons are very good, the greater size reduced the bendiness and allows for more detail) and are durable, which combined with the economies at work means that people are more likely to get the up and running and in play.

    Could be wrong though... after all, there is something that feels 'grownup' about metal minis (and I guess resin too). The Bones can feel a little like kids toys. But I'm increasingly comfortable with that.

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    1. I remember you doing a couple of bones related posts, lots of toys there to play with. I would happily buy more if the model looks solid enough and has no long, thin bits. I am the same pretty much with lead because I am a travelling gamer/GM and need to be able to rely on my minis when I transport them. I completely subscribe to the metal minis tactile experience, they will always hold the top spot in my heart.

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  5. Hey you made a Tremors reference - definitely forgiven for missing the Dune opportunity.

    Man I love that film!

    Nice job on the worm too.

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    1. Thanks mate! I have a feeling I should have mentioned the Sarlacc or the Exogorth in some way too now that I think about it.

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