A quick one today – and it’s the last pair of my painted-in-August models. It’s a pair of Giant Maggots from Reaper’s Bones range. These two were produced in a nice, firm plastic that took both paint and varnish just fine – so a huge step up from the traditional garbage plastic that Bones has been. It might be the new(ish) Bones Black material, though these ones were in the usual white. Of course, the amount of blackness or whiteness is just down to the particular dyes used in the PVC mix, so whatever…
Nothing too exciting about the painting process. Pale colours, some washing, some thinned contrast, some drybrushing, and some fine detail on the horrid little eyeballs and mouthparts.
For gaming, they’ll have potential use in both the Undead army as well as the Legion of Nurgle, whether Fantasy or 40k – possibly as extra plaguebearers thrown into the mix with the regular models. Luvvverly!
Thought I posted this before my little hiatus recently, as I painted this in July – but apparently not. So here ’tis. For those who don’t know (*like me), Guenhwyvar was a 600 lb (270 kg) black panther who resided on the Astral Plane. She was summoned to the Prime Material Plane by the use of an onyx Figurine of Wondrous Power.
This figurine was last in the possession of Drizzt Do’Urden, who treated Guenhwyvar as his ranger animal companion. She could be summoned to her master’s side for twelve hours every other day. However, it was possible for her to be away from the astral plane for longer, but this caused her to become incredibly drowsy, barely able to lift her head. Due to her nature as an astral being not of the Prime Material Plane, she was highly resistant to biological poisons and quite resistant to physical injuries as well.
So basically, the Magic Panther is the animal companion model to Drizzt in The Legend of Drizzt D&D Advanture boardgame. Given how much “Mary-Sue” criticism Drizzt has received over the years, I’m sure he and his pet panther won’t be dramatically overpowered in game….
Painting was based on the usual methods for painting black hair, and I may have thrown in a dilluted brown or purple wash in there as well to tone down the blue slightly. I don’t fully recall. I did give her a “monster” style base, but I can always add texture later if it works better with her being a PC’s pet.