Sunday, February 28, 2016

'Nautical' from TeemuL - 'Watcher in the Water'

My entry for the nautical bonus round is Watcher in the Water. It is a resin Citadel Finecast model from the box (surprise!) Watcher in the Water.


The creature is green in the box art, but I decided to paint it blue. I don't remember how it is in the book. Green makes it look like a giant frog or toad with tentacles. Blue is more sinister, I think.


Even though the blue base color is same all the way, I wanted some difference to different areas. I think the body and legs are harder, cretin like, material, and I highlighted those areas through grey to white. The tentacles are softer and they a highlighted to lighter shade of blue. The look slimier as well. :)


I don't much like scenic bases, it is just stupid that this thing is climbing over the same stones and corpses all the time. Well, I don't think he sees much playing time, so it might be okay for the display.


The eye sockets don't look as dark as they look live, may be the light gets through the washes?


Here the eyes look better. The bottom side of the tentacles is painted like flesh, dark blue contrasts nicely with flesh tones and it looks a bit more natural.


Even old Tom looks puzzled when confronting this one. :)


This one is just to show the size. Tom is on regular 25mm round base, so this creature has a huge base. It is a 28mm monster, so it's basically 10 points. Considering the size, I humbly expect some bonus points.

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    1. Thanks Ray! I don't know if it is he, she or it, so I say creature. :)

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    1. Thanks Francis! I don't know if it is he, she or it, so I say creature. :)

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  3. That's quite a beastie, nicely done Sir.

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    1. Thank you Michael, it turned out quite nice.

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  4. What a monster - I had no idea that sculpt was so damned big! You've carried it off with style, Teemu, well done!

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    1. Thanks Evan! Yes, it is big. And a free hint to everyone: It is probably easier to paint before gluing it to the base...

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  5. Nice job, Teemu! A good call on the color shift too!

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    1. Thanks David! Yes, I think green would have been a bit dull.

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  6. Nicely done Teemu. Green or blue, that is one critter I want to keep clear of!

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    1. Thank you. I put it into the closet right after taking the photos, so it can't haunt me during nights. :)

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  7. This is excellent stuff Teemu. I never thought of it until I saw this, but this model would be excellent for Call of Cthulhu as well. Creepy as all get out!

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    1. Thank you Curt! Yes, this might work well as Cthulhu model and someone might use this (or parts) for Tyranid army.

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  8. That blue/ flesh colouration works really well! Very creepy.

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  9. That Is a fearsome looking beastie. I suspect it like the flavour of Dwarf adventurer when it can get it out of the tin!

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    1. Thank you Clint. I don't think it likes dwarf meat, there are four half-eaten dwarven corpses/skeletons on the rocks. ;)

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  10. I did have a little "Release the Kraken" moment upon seeing this monster, great job there!

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  11. really nicely done - what a terror!

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