Saturday, 31 October 2015

Mythos - Deep Ones

I finished up these fishy fellows this evening - a perfect painting task for Mischief Night! These are a Tiik Champion and three Tiik Warriors from the Reaper Bones range.
I chose a colour scheme for them that matched some art I'd seen online - I almost feel that it could have been the basis for the sculpt, or vice versa. The general theme was slimy, fishy, scaly - I created a wash for them using the Nurgle's Rot Citadel Technical paint and Strong Tone Wash so it would retain the slimy finish. I found an image of a salmon eye and tried to follow that on their inhuman eyes. Finally, I mixed up some Strong Tone wash, Nurgle's Rot and gloss varnish to make a muddy/marshy glaze for some of their bases and feet.
This is the piece of art that inspired their scheme - I love that what I assume is Innsmouth is in the background...
 
Comments most welcome - hoping to get some final zombies completed to round out Zomtober tomorrow!

 

15 comments:

  1. Wonderful painting on some astonishingly good models, and based upon my fave Lovecraft story. I'll have to hunt some of them minis down. Many thanks for the posting :-)

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    1. You're most welcome! I just need some hybrids now...

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  2. Great work, the lighter flesh allows for the washes to do their work well!

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  3. Very nice work Chris. :)

    Your productivity and quality are both top notch. :)

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  4. Fantastic. I usually think of shades of green, but I quite love the pallid and gross white. I'll probably have to copy you when I hit these figs.

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    1. I thought they'd suit this scheme - sort of like troglodyte fish :) copy away, I'd be flattered!

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  5. Lovely! Great paint job on these creepy looking suckers

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    1. Hah! Thanks Simon! They do look creepy don't they? :)

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  6. Could even be World of Warcraft Morlocks! Garglelarglelargle!

    Love them - the pale scheme makes them rather creepy!

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    1. Just had to Google them, I definitely see the resemblance! Cheers :)

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  7. Do you happen to remember what paint colors you used for your base coat and washes? These are awesome! I want to see if I can replicate these for my Kuo-Toa. Also, did you prime them black or white? Great stuff.

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