Being tiny — about 15mm tall — they didn't take too long to do, and I just used pretty much the same palette as the Squealers, with the addition of Yellow Ochre for Tez's jersey. Their skin is Loren Green base with Scaly Hide highlights, and yes I do realise I've painted three evil Yodas.
They're supposed to sit on 10mm bases, but I knew that would guarantee they'd be lost. So I decided to put all three on the same type of oval base I used for my trolls and motorbike. After gluing the gremlins down, I used modelling paste to hide the little bases that they're on and added a couple of small stones from the drive. I didn't bother covering the whole base to vary the height a bit, and once dry I painted it Heavy Black Green.
After a coat of PVA it was covered in flock. I found a couple of spare mushrooms left over from my Fungal Queen's base and repainted them Flat Red with White spots. With the PVA dry, I drilled holes in the base with the tip of my Xacto knife and stuck the 'shrooms down. The odd plant things are actual plant things that I found on our deck. I sprayed them with matte varnish to seal them and then glued them to the base.
The base isn't as good as I'd hoped, and I wish I'd thought to use some cork as a rock ledge so at least one of the gemlins could be above the others. Oh well. But for three minis that helped keep me sane during the pigfest that was the Squealers, they look pretty good. Talking of the Squealers, the second squad is coming along nicely and as a bonus my cold is a lot better.
Super cute and terrifyingly teethed both at the same time, Matt. LOL!!! Wonderful little scenic base too. Lovely work.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Simon! They really were a doddle to paint, and the base took longer than the figures :-)Delete
Great band of Gremlins Matt, their teeth array remind me of the aliens in Galaxy Quest. Great looking skin tones on them as well.ReplyDelete
Ooh, good point Dave, they do look like those little buggers from Galaxy Quest! Now I wish I'd done them with grey skin LOL!Delete
Haha, scary little buggers! I really like them, and setting the three of them on the same base is definitely the right choice :)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Suber, putting them all on one base was the way to go as if they were on individual 10mm bases I'd lose them within a day :-)Delete
These I can understand the love for, they're mean and green and look the biz. Great detaling on both e figures and base considerung their size.ReplyDelete
Cheers, Joe! For such tiny figures they have a decent amount of detail and it wasn't too difficult to pick them out with the paint.Delete
I like these. Maybe next post would it be possible to get a pic with a regular human sized mini to get a better idea of their scale?ReplyDelete
Glad to hear the cold is abating!
I'll sort that pic out for you, Dai, as they really are small. The cold is a lot better, I guess lots of naps did help LOL!Delete
These are great! :-) Mean looking individuals!ReplyDelete
Thanks, John! The detail on their teeth is insane given how tiny they are, and I just drybrushed the crap out of them to make them show up properly.Delete
I think these look nice, Matt! Those teeth look like they had to have been a bit of a pain to pick out as well. For me, I would have put a little dirt peeking through the grass to break up the base textures a bit more and to add a little variation but I think that all in all, this little project came out great! :)ReplyDelete
Oddly enough, Jeff, the tiny teeth were easy enough to do: I just drybrushed them white without worrying too much about hitting their lips or faces, then touched up the green where needed. You're right about the base needing something to break it up, my skill at doing these bases seems to come and go.Delete
Cracking job on them mate, as said above they look suitably mean and cute at the same time, good call to i think sticking them all to the one base.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Roger! The one on the left is by far the scariest to me.Delete
Boy, have they got teeth!ReplyDelete
Super job Matt and the base is excellent and really compliments the Gremlins - though it could easily be the other way around!
Cheers, Justin! For such small figures they really have terrifying grins!Delete