Thursday, February 13, 2014

Reaper Miniatures' Eye Beast - 77043

I started this miniature on Sunday and it was pretty close to finished - thanks to a snow day in northern Virginia (15" of the white stuff), I was able to finish him up this evening.

I love this miniature - it's a great sculpt by Julie Guthrie this is the Bones version that came with my Kickstarter - I also have the metal version (product no. 2712) which is sitting in my to paint pile.  If you're going to paint and play, then the Bones version is an incredible value - $3.79 versus $14.99 for metal. 

I actually went to the color wheel for this one - the triad is red-violet/blue-green/yellow-orange.  The red-violet is the body; the blue-green is the inside of the mouth and gums; the yellow-orange is the tongue and eyes.

Painting instructions for Eye Beast:

Step 1: Undercoat model with black paint (not primer - it will eat into the plastic and cause tackiness)
Step 2: Use Imperial Purple as basecoat on the body and tentacles
Step 3: Drybrush Liche Purple liberally on the body and tentacles
Step 4: Drybrush Warlock Purple moderately on the body and tentacles
Step 5: Drybrush Tentacle Pink as highlights on the body and tentacles
Step 6: Use Red Gore as the basecoat on all the little eyes and ends of tentacles
Step 7: Use Sunburst Yellow and fill in the main portion of each of the little eyes and ends of tentacles
Step 8: Use Skull White to run a white strip (line) over the middle of the little eyes and ends of tentacles
(the above step gives it a "glow" like laser - kind of like the alien deathrays in HG Wells War of the Worlds)
Step 9: Use Scaly Green inside mouth and on gums as basecoat
Step 10: Use Jade Green as gum highlights
Step 11: Use Blood Red on tongue as basecoat
Step 12: Use Blazing Orange on tongue
Step 13: Use Fiery Orange on tongue as highlights
Step 14: Use Skull White on teeth and center eye
Step 15: Use wash of Snakebite Leather on teeth pushing into the in-betweens and the gums
Step 16: Use really close to a wash of Golden Yellow on the left and right side of the center eye
Step 17: Use Fiery Orange in a three pronged dagger towards middle of center eye
Step 18: Use Blazing Orange to deepen three pronged dagger towards middle of center eye
Step 19: Use Chaos Black to paint in an elongated oval vertically in middle of center eye
Step 20: Drybrush Codex Grey on base
Step 21: Drybrush Fortress Grey on base
Step 22: Drybrush Skull White on base as highlights
Step 23: Use Gunmetal on sword
Step 24: Use Bright Bronze on handle of sword

Kickstarter paint total: 49 + 1 Eye Beast = 50


King in Yellow said...

What a great mini! The colours are absolutely fantastic!!

The Balding Ninja said...

Beautifully done! The Eye Beast is one of my favorite mini sculpts from the first Kickstarter project. Keep it up! :)