Hello chaps, very quick post today – I painted up my award for the BOYL painting competition! He’s some kind of alien overlord sculpted by Tony Yeats, and cast on the day on a whim I gather. This is actually one of the masters, cast directly from the original. As you can see, he’s a bit rough around the edges, but is such a fun & characterful piece that it’s hard not to love the little guy. I imagine he has a huge superiority complex due to his undoubtedly formidable mental prowess:
I spoke briefly with Tony to find out the inspiration behind him – basically Manga, so I went with a bright palette and an Oriental vibe on the paint job. What do you think? I have no idea how I’ll use him – Mutant psyker is the obvious route, or mind controlling cult leader… he’s the kind of mini that fits in anywhere really! Here’s a couple more pics – one hanging with some Xenos Homies, and another with Arturo – the very model that won the runner-up spot in the painting comp:
I’m still slightly in shock about picking up this award – seriously, the standard in that competition was so high. What an honour!