Something I’m (somewhat) trying to do this month is to use the Monster March painting challenge for is as a motivational tool to get “monster” models painted, but to do so in a more focused manner than some of the previous years – so keeping in mind my own painting goals from the start of the year. So rather than starting a whole bunch of random Reaper Bones models for example, I’m looking towards painting models that fit in with those painting goals. The exception to this “focus” will be completing models that have been started and have been sitting around.
So with that in mind, here’s a Reaper Bones “Eye Beast” – aka their Not-Beholder. This one was glued to a base, had texture applied around the integrap base, and I’d “primed” it with (probably) Liquid Greenstuff and then (definitely) Reaper’s Brown Liner – both of which work to create a surface in between the awful “bonesium” PVC and, you know, paint in order to prevent it becoming tacky and disgusting.
Anyway, a bit of faffing about and we had a light yellow beholder, drybrushed with a lighter shade, and then hit with a diluted-towards-the-top Contrast Iyanden Yellow. Picked out all of the bits and it was done pretty quickly. So it’s done. I know that these things are a nasty opponent in actual D&D, but they’ve always looked goofy as all hell to me. As with a lot of other D&D models, it’ll go into a case until I need it for a D&D game (so possibly forever). Finally, here’s the scale shot with everyone’s favourite scale model – Berkeley aka “Chainsaw Girl”.