Shadows of Brimstone: Goliaths (Monster MAYhem ’21)

Shadows of Brimstone: Goliaths

For my penultimate post of miniatures I finished in May for the  Monster MAYhem painting challenge at Dead Dick’s Tavern and Temporary Lodging, I present you with a couple more garbage-tier Shadows of Brimstone models, completed last night on the 31st of May. The City of the Ancients core set only comes with one of these, but they did provide a freebie extra of many of the models as part of the KS bonuses, so I’ve painted both here. I painted one in greens for some strong contrast with the pinks of the tentacles, and the other with a kind of elephant-inspired grey, which also contrasts nicely with the pinks. I do find myself complaining a lot about these SOB miniatures (read that how you will!) and all I have to say on these two is that I gave them more effort than they deserve – and now they’re both done and good enough for a boardgame. Any further effort on my part would have been literally stealing work time from far better and more deserving models!

These took forever to assemble, due to large horrible gaps, and cheap & nasty sculpts. So yeah – good enough to bung down on a tabletop for a boardgame. A shame since this is supposed to be the centrepiece baddie model from that particular boardgame box, but whaddaya gonna do? Now I can move onto better models. 🙂

Tomorrow: A far, far better model that’s also my Monster MAYhem finale!

Shadows of Brimstone: Void Hounds (Monster MAYhem ’21)

Shadows of Brimstone: Void Hounds

Yet more Shadows of Brimstone again today! This time it’s the trio of Void Hounds that are available via the Masters of the Void expansion pack. I guess now I’ll have to paint the three Mind Flayer/Quarren lookalikes that came alongside the hounds soonish. These were another of my Contrast Paint experiments – with Magos Purple over zenithal primer looking a bit shitty, but being salvaged by successive layers of purple highlighted with Vallejo’s Sunny Skin Tone and satn spray varnish to unify it all with a just-slightly-slick look that takes away from what can be a powdery-looking finish from the drybrush.

Shadows of Brimstone: Void Hounds

As with so many of the Shadows of Brimstone models, they’re far from spectacular sculpts – and while these ones are alright, a quick and effective tabletop paintjob is all they really need to make an appearance in a boardgame. In a pinch, I could run them as random monster-beasties of a dozen or so different types, from Chaos Hounds to Dark Eldar/Drukhari beasts to Blink Dogs (which they sorta are in SoB). They’re not huge creatures, but they seem like they qualify pretty well as “monsters”, and they’re bigger than an orc (as Chainsaw Lass demonstrates for us here) so I’m submitting these for Monster MAYhem, over at the Angry Piper’s Blog – aka Dead Dick’s Tavern and Temporary Lodging.