Thursday, 16 July 2015

The Jabberwocky

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son 
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! 
This is easily one of my favourite figures that I've completed in some time! Finished a few months back, it's the brilliant Reaper Bones Jabberwocky. I had it undercoated and washed for about a year before I finally found the courage to tackle it!
I broke out the old Citadel Inks to get a glossy finish for the creature - I wanted it to look sickly and ill to match the unnatural look that the creature has in general. I'm especially happy with the result on the eyes. 
I had to add the piece of branch to the base following assembly and undercoating - I love the Bones plastic material, but the leg joint on this particular figure was sadly just a bit too weak and it began to slump forward over time. I'm very happy with the end result!

Comments and suggestions are most welcome!

14 comments:

  1. The Bones Jabberwock has been in my ever increasing "to buy" list for some time. I would love to drop it into my Pathfinder RPG campaign that I'm running.

    You've done it proud, that is a fantastic paint job. A creature of madness and terror, it's slick scaly skin writhing as lunges upon the adventurers.

    I love it. (I think it has just been bumped up in priority on that "to buy" list)

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    1. Thank you very much, very kind words! It definitely needs something to hold it up, or a strong pin in the ankle! I'd love to see you paint it :)

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  2. Wow...that is a gorgeous and somewhat terrifying model! Nice job on him!

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  3. Fabulous! Loved working on this myself:

    http://28mmvictorianwarfare.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/beware-jabberwock-my-son.html

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    1. I'm sure it was seeing your wonderful take on it that made me finally finish it off! Looks like I even subconsciously stole your blog post! Bugger! Hah :) thanks mate.

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  4. Love the eyes on this. A fine and yucky looking terror.

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    1. Thanks Dai! Very happy with the way they've turned out! Yucky indeed!

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  5. Haha. Glad to know I'm not the only person to prime it and.....wait.
    It's definitely a wonky model for standing upright, I ended up pinning the same problem joint, and may hide that with a plant or something.

    Very nice paint job. The scales almost look black lined, although it's a great effect from the highlighting of scales on the muddier coloured 'skin'. Top drawer.

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    1. Thanks very much! I look forward to seeing your take on it!

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  6. Very impressive and very nicely done. Kudos to you sir. :)

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  7. Thats an awesome beastie!! Nice work.

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