Soulblight and Scorpia
Posted: 30. 07. 2021.
Scorpia, the latest release from Brass Monkey. James' sculpt was based on a cartoon villain from the 80s, and he did a splendid job on the details. Can't say I've ever watched She-Ra or know much about this character, but I couldn't pass up an opportunity to add a scorpion woman to my collection. She'll be great for games of Brutal Quest.
I painted the resin model in my signature red, black and white colour combination. The predominantly red armour gives her a striking appearance, while the pale face draws attention through contrast. The tip of her tail, which is the other focal point on the mini, is painted black. There is much less contrast and it fades into the red further up the tail, so it doesnt't overshadow her face as the main focus.
I've finished a batch of commissioned Soulblight characters for Warhammer this week. I'm a fan of most models from the recent vampire releases Games Workshop unloaded on us. Despite this fact, I'm not likely to purchase many of them for my own collection - so this was a lovely opportunity to have them under my brush.
Belladamma Volga, the wolf granny, the founder of the Vyrkos vampire dynasty. This is such a rad model, and my absolute favourite from this batch.
Kritza the Rat Prince
The Crimson Court is a four member warband for Warhammer Underworlds. The client wanted these slightly converted, and I achieved that through head swaps. For the leader, Prince Duvalle, I had a perfect bat helmet from Last Sword Miniatures. Gorath and Vellas got medieval helmets from Perry, and the winged Ennias Curse-born got Gorath's original head. The latter was my least favourite mini of the bunch, and this swap revealed it was mostly due to his underwhelming face and hairstyle- because I quite like him now.
If you need your own Soulblight painted, drop me an email - you can find it in the bottom of the page, together with the Gardens of Hecate Facebook, Instagram and RSS links.
I have been following your work since Blogspot and this, I regret to say, is my first comment. To preface, your work has always been equal parts awe-inspiring and inspirational!
That Scorpia figure looks absolutely fantastic with such a great paint job!
I imagine she was some lost soul wandering the unforgiving deserts of the land of the Pharaohs when she stumbled upon the temple of Serqet. Pledging herself body and soul, the carapace of the scorpion goddess was fused with her flesh. As her mistress’s most infamous assassin, she slays with the cold calculation and venomous strike of her namesake…
Hello and thank you very much!
So many so good minis up here! Love what you did with Ennias (I had some similar thoughts about him). I am in awe of muted pallete you used for Annika and Kritza. I am impressed by Volga in general and like the reddish shadows on the wolves a lot. I admire the execution on black/red/white stuff. Great job. Congrats!
Thank you very much!