Reaper Bones 44021: Maggotcrown Bonesack #Monstermarch5 (C.Lewis)

Reaper Bones 44021: Maggotcrown Bonesack

Another intro here from Azazel – Mostly I’m pointing out that this is the second one of Marouda’s Models for the Month of March. This here is Maggotcrown Bonesack, and I think it’s one of the better models produced in Bones. I’ll discuss why and the model itself a little more at the end of the post…

Marouda – This one, I cant quite remember how I attained it exactly. Azazel was showing me the model and saying how easy it would be to paint and described the process of different shades of flesh and making the hands and feet purple a well as the flesh around the stomach tear. Anyway I ended up painting him along with the Iguana and large model (yet to be revealed). It was fairly painless to paint except for a couple of things.

Reaper Bones 44021: Maggotcrown Bonesack

I almost had a painting disaster when Azazel left the pot of purple undiluted wash next to me and I covered the whole model in it, I didnt realise it was to use on specific areas very sparingly. Luckily I showed Azazel my work as soon as I had done it for praise, and he ran to the sink to wash off the purple ink. So the model was reset and after he was dry I could apply the ink under the arms etc. Azazel has been showing me painting mistakes he still makes, like stuffing up teeth, but how they can be easily fixed. Azazel painted the teeth in the stomach area as this was too fine/small for me to paint. With the very fine detail work I have been giving everything a go and doing what I feel comfortable with, but I find myself almost going cross eyed trying to be careful and neat with the painting. I found this model a lot more fun and easier to paint than the iguana.

Reaper Bones 44021: Maggotcrown Bonesack

Our Modern and Fantasy heroes show how easily this model crosses genres.

Azazel again – Sooooo yeah. This was a model that I wanted to paint myself for both Swordmaster’s Monster March and Ann’s “Neglected But Not Forgotten” painting challenges, and while I was prepping it by compelting the process of pinning it top the base and adding sand to one of the worst of the GW Shattered Dominion bases, someone seemed very interested in it. Not wanting to discourage Marouda, even though I’d wanted to paint it myself (like the Iguana!) I instead guided her through the process, and did things like demo ways to apply paint, contrasts, etc – and also ended up doing the finely detaily bits – and also the base in my usual style. So in the end it was a bit of a collaboration, and this obviously explains why it looks like one of my figures. Once Marouda gets more reps in, I’m sure she’ll develop her own style, but let’s face it – there are worse people to be tutored by than I – turns out I’m good at teaching! 😛

Anyway, the model. It’s a good size and a versatile enough sculpt to be used for a lot of things in my opinion. Undead Ogre. Chaos Spawn of (probably) Nurgle (I mean, that is –or was- a human who has been seriously punished by something!) It could be used as an Abomination in Zombicide, an Science Experiment Gone Awry, an Alien Virus… quite a lot of options for this one. So Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Modern, Pulp. A very versatile model for such a disgusting mess. I also like the fact that it can easily read as either male or female, and between the shape of the breasts and the very slight and subtle vagina dentata it’s got going on, that’s my own personal read of the model. (And yeah, If it was completed earlier I’d have submitted it for Fembruary, as well. After all, females can be monsters, too!)

Last Night on Earth Hero Pack 1 Survivors Complete: Jade, High School Outcast & Mr.Goddard, Chemistry Teacher

Last Night on Earth Hero Pack 1 Survivors: Jade, High School Outcast, Mr.Goddard, Chemistry Teacher

Another pair of Last Night on Earth survivor models today with the second half of the Survivors from Hero Pack 1. We have the rather Milquetoast looking character of Mr.Goddard, and the much more interesting “Troubled Teen” of Jade, who incidently is taller than the teacher. Given the “Goth” look of Jade in the artwork, I kinda disregarded the official paint scheme, which was pretty easy since there’s not a lot of available art. Instead, I painted her much more like some of the Goth chicks I used to know in my own youth.

Last Night on Earth Hero Pack 1 Survivors: Jade, High School Outcast, Mr.Goddard, Chemistry Teacher

This also gave me another subject for painting black in different ways on the same model. Stripey leggings replaced by plain black tights, leather jacket with a logo slightly obscured by the hoodie (No-Prize available to the first person who recognises it!) Same deal for the two band logos visible on the skateboard – which is the biggest anachronism on the model to me, well, aside from the honkin’ great magnum revolver. I am pretty happy with the Anarchy symbol on the board, though – that came out perfectly! Oh, and there’s one more Easter Egg there for Alan Moore fans!

Last Night on Earth Hero Pack 1 Survivors: Jade, High School Outcast, Mr.Goddard, Chemistry Teacher

Purple-black hair to finish, since it fits, and even more black for her hair would have been perhaps too many to pull off. We can see that Goddard’s extinguisher contains foam, for maximum hilarity (if pro wrestling has taught me anything) when spraying the undead!

Last Night on Earth Hero Pack 1 Survivors: Jade, High School Outcast, Mr.Goddard, Chemistry Teacher, Stacy, Investigative Reporter, Victor, Escaped Prisoner

To wrap up, here’s a group shot of all four of the Hero Pack survivors. My original plan was to get these completed back in February so the two female characters could be part of Alex’ Fembruary challenge. They got overtaken by Shieldmaidens in the end, but I have at least managed to persevere and get them done not too long afterwards – and a thanks to Ann for the  “Neglected But Not Forgotten” painting challenge that certainly helped with keeping the motivation up to get these completed, post-Fembruary!

Speaking of painting challenges – anyone know if any blog-based painting challenges are running in April that are pretty open to participation?