Fire vampires are servants of Fthaggua and travel with him on a comet called Ktynga. They usually appear as crimson bolts of lightning that engulf their victims and burn them alive as they absorb their souls and memories. As a bolt of lightning would make for a pretty boring mini, CMON went for a different look, a sort of leech that shoots flames. I like them.
As usual the airbrushed paint took no time to dry, so it was on to drybrushing. I started with Bright Orange, which is one of those colours that's pretty intense but doesn't cover well. It took about five drybrushes on both models until I thought they looked bright enough.
The last bits were their faces and the flames. I used Pale Flesh again (I've used more of it this month than I have since I bought it two years ago) washed with Purple Tone and highlighted with more Pale Flesh. The central tongue(?) thing was painted Black and then it was time for the flames. Oh, the flames.
I've had to paint them before and I really don't like how they look, and I don't like painting them. They were hit with Red, then more Bright Orange and Golden Yellow. They look good enough, so I left them at that. I did debate painting the vampires' claws Ivory but decided not to in the interests of sanity.
The last thing was their bases, which are sand (surprise!) painted black and highlighted with Ash Grey and White. I thought the ashtray look suited these chaps.
Here's a rundown on the other participants in this year's Monster May(hem):
Keith, the dark prince who invented this cavalcade of horror, painted a superb Ripper Beast.
Jeremy at Carrion Crow has made a start on Ithaqua the Wind-Walker despite being hampered by dried paint.
Roger from Rantings from Under the Wargames Table has got stuck in with a couple of sabre tooth tigers.
Mark of Markamorin.com has built and painted an absolutely superb Aztec sacrificial altar.
Mike, who's on Instagram @sasquatchminis