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Offline Dean

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Mansions of Madness
« on: June 23, 2024, 10:13:01 AM »
Morning all, a little departure for me, painting the figures for the Mansions of Madness boardgame for a mate.  The Investigators are done, plenty of source material available, but I have come unstuck on the Hunting Horrors.  Snakes with Bat Wings is the clearest description I have found, but what’s the appropriate colour scheme?  With the Cthulhui and Deep Ones being green/grey I was thinking something else for these, like browns, reds or grey/black?
« Last Edit: June 29, 2024, 02:00:20 PM by Dean »

Offline Hypoponera

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Re: Mansions of Madness (help needed please)
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2024, 02:21:15 PM »
Red would be a good choice. They would certainly stand out in a crowd of Deep Ones. You could also use blue since I think they are nocturnal.

I like your investigators! One day I will be able to paint faces. My investigators always look like Boozo the Clown.

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Re: Mansions of Madness (help needed please)
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2024, 02:28:49 PM »
Thanks! That’s what I was hoping for on the colours.

Sadly the two with grey hair photograph badly as the eyebrows look like big white eyes, but are better in person.  There’s no trick to it, paint the white, dot the black, go back to white and start again until black is as small as you meant and where you wanted it. Then go back to skin tone to tidy up, screw it up and start again, until you can’t be bothered anymore!  Little more rework went into these as they aren’t for me.

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Re: Mansions of Madness
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2024, 02:04:52 PM »
Next up:

Star Spawn
Deep Ones
Deep One Hybrids / Child of Dagon / Ghosts

Offline Hypoponera

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Re: Mansions of Madness
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2024, 10:15:19 PM »
Great paint work! How did you paint your ghosts? I really like that grey-tone!

I like the painting you did on the deep ones... just not so keen on the figures themselves. The 2 facing the viewer look a lot like Gremlins.

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Re: Mansions of Madness
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2024, 10:10:14 AM »
Thanks!

The Ghosts are Speedpaint Ashen Stone and a little white drybrushing, with gunmetal chains.

Agree on the models, I have certainly seen better models for Deep Ones.  I feel the Cultists are a bit underwhelming too, painting 6 models exactly the same with little detail on the figures was tedious.

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Re: Mansions of Madness
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2024, 10:40:38 AM »
Here’s the last of them. 

Two Hunting Horrors (I went blues in the end to set them off from the green/greys of the others and the red of the cultists)
Two stands of rioting villagers
The Priest of Dagon and the six Cultists

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Re: Mansions of Madness
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2024, 10:42:47 AM »
I read around before I started and I agree that basing them on clear bases so you can see the game board instead of the chunky black things that come with them was definitely the right way to go.

Offline Hypoponera

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Re: Mansions of Madness
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2024, 02:36:11 AM »
Blue was definitely a good choice for the Horrors. They turned out quite nicely.

The clear bases certainly make sense for game pieces. I don't play the game so the black base is a good starting point. The clear base is something I wouldn't have thought of.

 

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