Muties – Part 4

I reckon my mutie tribe could really use a bit of muscle, after all swarms of little gribbly dudes are all very well but mutants come in all shapes and sizes. Time for a big ugly to join up with the little uglies!

This chap comes from Mad Puppet Miniatures, who’s line of post-apocalyptic models would generally fit in well in Necromunda. Being mostly lumpen flesh his face tends to get a little lost against the background of the hump and although I did try to highlight the face up a little it hasn’t entirely worked enough to make it stand out in photographs. However as I write this it occurs to me that adding a red or purple wash to the hump might be a fine solution so I may well return to him at a later stage and try that out. Alternative suggestions are more than welcome however. For now though I’m calling him done. Oh and for those eagle-eyed readers currently peering at the pictures, he is indeed carrying a teddy bear.

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He’s not ridiculously massive in comparison to the other mutants, just big enough to add a variety of sizes to the group.

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As I mentioned a couple of days ago I’ve got a few more mutants knocking around which I’ll be adding to the gang at some point, as usual “watch this space”.


14 responses to “Muties – Part 4

  • theimperfectmodeller

    He looks good to me just the way he is. By all means add the wash but personaly I don’t think he needs it. Will take a look at Mad Puppet as I have never heard of them. 😊

    • Wudugast

      Honestly I rather like the sound of not doing more work than I have to 😉 Mad Puppet are well worth a look, he’s not done anything new in years (I think he went off to work for GW, not sure if he’s still with them though) but he’s generally got everything still in stock. He’s also a top bloke based on the couple of times I’ve communicated with him. I’ve got most of his post apocalyptic range stored away somewhere, generally very badly painted (it’s all about ten years old now) but I’d like to dig it all out and paint/repaint it all. I’ve only done three of them to a decent level so far (including the guy above) but if you fancy a nosey you can see them all here; https://convertordie.wordpress.com/category/mad-puppet-miniatures/

  • patmcf

    Stunningly ugly mate, I’m with Luke, he looks fine as is.

  • stevebArt

    i must admit, it took me ages to find the big dudes head, my eyesight not your painting, another trio of brothers in the mix..

    • Wudugast

      Yeah, it’s not that obvious in the photos, it’s a bit clearer in real life (just by being 3d I suppose) but I did wonder if a little extra was needed. Glad you like him 🙂

  • Pete S/ SP

    He is great- fits right in.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

  • Kuribo

    That is quite a sculpt and I think he fits in well with the goblins. I can see the highlights on the face and I think they don’t stand out as much because so much of him is flesh colored (which is obviously no fault of your own!). He is actually a pretty difficult mini to paint realistically because the skin is so deformed that you couldn’t really glaze to get realistic skin tones if you were aiming for that. You could certainly try adding some different washes to parts of the skin to give it a little more color but overall, I think you did a great job with a challenging sculpt 🙂

    • Wudugast

      Thank you – you’ve highlighted the key issue I was having with him, there’s just so much flesh compared to other materials that it’s hard to differentiate one area from another. Glad you like him though – let’s not beat about the bush, you’re a painter who works to a much higher technical standard than I do, so if you think I pulled it off I’ll take that compliment 😀

      • Kuribo

        Haha, cheers mate! The sculpt might have benefitted from boils (like the Hobbit goblins actually) and some flatter skin to blend colors but I understand what they were trying to do and you got plenty of mileage out of it too which is the most important thing.

  • Azazel

    He looks great, but I think you’re right with the idea of some thinned and subtle purple on him to break up the large areas of flesh. The hump behind his head would also make his head and face pop a lilttle more. When I saw the model, it was channelling 200AD/Dredd’s muties to me!

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! Yup, I can see this dude lurking around in the Cursed Earth somewhere. You’re probably right on getting some shades onto that hump, I was enjoying all the feedback that said “relax, he’s done” but the longer I look at him the more I think he needs just a little something more.

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