Sunday, March 4, 2018

'Monstrous' from PeteF: Swamp Monster

I wonder if the future of our hobby is in 3D printing? I've been toying with the idea of getting one of the new Formlabs printers but it's more than a little spendy for an experiment. Their marketing people sent me a printed chess piece using the highly detailed black resin and it's close to being good enough to match the detail of, say, hard plastic faces. But maybe not yet.

Do my lumps look big in this?

For this bonus round I searched for "28mm monster" on Shapeways and came up with this rather lovely lumpy beast. He came in white with quite a rough surface - this works just fine with a swamp monster - I also got a pike & shot era guy with a halberd - I don't think the rough surface will work quite as well for a historical miniature.

This was an opportunity to experiment with green - I used all of my green paints from black green and bronze green to sick green for some kind of layering or blotching. It was also fun to paint the back of the mouth - one of the strengths of a 3D printed model - if you can get the brush to go where you want it to go.

In an alternative history swampy lived in the Delaware River and, er, changed the fate of General Washington....

What if the Delaware had been more dangerous?
This is going to be my Curtgeld - Curt if I had Kingdom Death and knew the mechanics of monster AI I'd rustle up some fighting cards for it.

It's a 28mm monster from Shapeways for 5 points (+20 for Curtgeld)


  1. That's a great looking Monster. Love it. Great slimy greens abound. Cheers

  2. What a wonderfully nasty blob of eldritch horror - thanks very much Pete!

  3. I wouldn’t have picked that as 3d printed- very fun!

  4. Except for the gorey arm, he looks quite I'd have to burn it with fire! ;)
    The layering of greens is very effective, Peter! Wonderful slime model!