Greetings Terrans, how goes it? This is likely my last post before Christmas, but I think it’s a good ‘un 😊
First up, someone who clearly has issues forming meaningful relationships within his own species – it’s Torgillius the Chamberlain:
I liked painting this guy far more than I thought I would to be honest – I thought the model was a bit over the top when I first saw it, but having it in hand really changed my mind! Out of all of the villains, this one is the most human, so the skin tone, while pale, is at least recognisably human. I stayed away from the ‘official’ colour scheme & went with something more in line with how I’d painted the rest of the baddies, and I had a bit of fun with some OSL on that crow… I couldn’t resist adding a bit of birdie doo-doo under the crow’s perch… yeah, that’s a painting first for me :-D
Next, I gave him some pets to play with:
So that’s 2×3 unique bases each of bats and rats to give 6 total for each creature type. Notice that there are 2 bases of each that contains a bigger-than-usual specimen – I think these are ‘alpha’ bases (for lack of a better term). Really not much to say here – black contrast paint and neat drybrushing did 90% of the work for me!
The time saved on these suckers allowed me to paint these three reprobates – the Vyrkos Bloodborne:
I reckon these are some of the nicest minis in the box, and I was really looking forward to painting ‘em. The posing is really nicely done – it could easily have easily looked a bit odd having them all up in the air, but the designers absolutely nailed it in my humble opinion. I replicated the white flesh that I used on the big Vargskyr Vampire, but I also used the black-to-orange hair that I used for Radukar. I don’t have a group shot, but in hand it works nicely to unify the set, and is a nice way to conclude the evil side of the box!
That’s all for now guys & gals, have a happy & safe Christmas, and I’ll catch you all after the festivities.
Ooh, I do like how you’ve done Torgillius, consider that one filed away in the old memory banks for future inspiration. The Cursed City really is a crazy place isn’t it, even the pet shop owner is a bit spooky!
Funnily enough my response to the Vyrkos Bloodborne was much like your response to Torgillius, I thought they were a bit rubbish until I had them “in hand” but now I really like them. You’ve done a lovely job on all of these and you’re absolutely powering through them (which is a good idea too, now that there are expansions on the way!). Have a great Christmas mate! :-)
Cheers dude, and yusss!!! Expansions!!! This time I’ll be on top of ‘em, not like BS Fortress… 😤
Have a good one too dude, stay safe ✊
Really lovely work on all of them mate.
Cheers matey 😊
Very nice work indeed on Torgillius, he really is a nice looking figure with plenty of detail, all of which you’ve done a great job on – bird poo included! loving the Bloodborne too and with you all the way on the composition on these figures, the two on the columns I really do like. Excellent work mate and have a great family Christmas. :-)
Thanks for the kind words dude – wishing you & yours a good one too 😊
They look, as always, amazing! Those Bloodborne are particularly fabulous though, the skin tone is spot on and the colouration of the scars on the second one is just perfect. It looks like the sculptors had a lot of fun with this lot.
Cheers mate, I reckon you’re right there, they really did produce some cracking minis in this set
These are great work I do like the bird poo addition to the cloak as well, really adds some characters!
Cheers mate, I thought the model was crying out for a spot of poop… supposed to be good luck isn’t it? 😁
I really like the robe on Torgillus and the pale skin of the Vyrkos, great work all round!
Cheers mate, glad you like ‘em 😊
Pete S/ SP said:
That is some lovely work there- the bloodborne are outstanding.
Cheers Pete, they’re pretty cool ain’t they? 😁
Superb work on a bunch of good minis, you’ve really done those sculpts justice. Torgillius is excellent but I have to say that the bloodborne are my faves, really creepy looking buggers. Nicely done!
Cheers mate, they were all fab to paint tbh 😊
Dave Stone said:
Great work on all Alex, the extra details you’ve added helps tell the stories of each model, and nice use of unifying colours. Hope you have a great Christmas.
Thanks dude – you too 👍
Your whole work on this project is so great. I love what you are achieving here!
Aw, cheers mate, that’s kind of you to say 😊
Wow! So much evil goodness. The bloodborne are creepy as hell. Merry Christmas man
Cheers dude, and cheers dude! You too mate 😊👍
That’s such a nice set of minis and you’ve really done them justice. I hadn’t seen Torgillius before, what a cool model with lots of nice but not tiny detail – love the colour scheme you picked.
Merry Christmas Alex!
Aw, thanks man, and Merry Christmas to you too dude – hopefully see you in spring!! 😊
You are smashing it with these. I’m definitely going to be tempted on the rerelease of the cursed city!
Cheers mate – you can buy the minis separately, but yeah, the box is good value 😊
That said, I’ve not played the game yet! Hopefully I’ll be fixing that sooner rather than later 🤞
That’s a really impressivley creepy colleciton of models. The desaturated colours on the Bloodbourne really works well and the desaturated, dark, red scheme on Torgillius really does hive him a Blanche-sque vibe. Helped by the sculpt, obviously, but yeah – great work!
Cheers dude – great minis, painted themselves really! 😊