Monday, 25 August 2014

New old beasts (More RT fauna)

Some time ago a new initiative came up in the Oldhammer Forum. The mastermind Diego Serrate AKA 'Obscure Creator' has been a busy bee in recent times. He has been sculpting oldskool looking minis on his own. Let me bring you up the first one, a Space Minotaur!

Ain't it lovely?
Beautiful design, perfectly casted. I cannot but recommend everyone these minis. Now with some colour added:

Space Minotaur looking for a Space Theseus
Lost in Labyrinth
I may have added some tatoos, now that I think of it...
A better front view:

Whatcha lookin'?
I used a brown palette, but I believe black would fit in better. Don't worry, I have another Mino, so I'll try black with him ;)
Also the red pattern for the stuff adds a touch of colour. It was a decision I came up with when I faced the project, as I also had a few Phagons by EM4 and wanted all the bunch to look the same:

Should I save my goatee?
So the whole bunch so far looks like this:

Horned furries, they all make a great team
So here they are, ready to terrify the galaxy! I'll be adding another Minotaur, and I'll show other creations by the same sculptor as soon as I can. Stay tuned!

EDIT: Here you have the facebook link to Obscure Creator aka Troll Outpost. :)

13 comments:

  1. Great bunch of old school miniatrures.
    Waitin' for mooooaaa! :D

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    1. Haha, they are lovely, it's been a pleasure painting them. Don't worry, moar comin' soon! :D

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  2. These look the part and I think you're on to something with the nod to the myth - there's a lot could be done with the classical associations even beyond 40K-type space fantasy. Do you know if and where Obscure Creator is still selling them?

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    1. Thanks! I do believe these minis are really nice and get the right vibe. I also got a couple of Piscean Warriors and a Fimir and I can't wait to paint them!
      You can contact the sculptor at the Oldhammer Forum or at Facebook (he is known as "Troll Outpost" there). I think he will be glad to hear his work raises attention! :)

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    2. I found both - here are the links:

      http://forum.oldhammer.org.uk/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=794
      https://www.facebook.com/pages/Troll-Outpost-miniatures/802782906405805

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    3. Thank you! I have edited the post with the facebook link :)

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  3. Great work, you are very productive these days.

    I have a plan for my copy of the minotaur above, also plus a bunch of Phagon beastmen. I have an idea for a nod to the myth too funnily enough. I dont think atht I will get to it for a while yet though. But this post hasme itching to get working on them all the same...

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    1. Hmmm, now you got my interest... For sure it will be top notch, I'll be watching on you! :)

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  4. Very well done Suber. I never liked the concept of minotaurs though I can't say why I feel this way, lol. Everything about them creeps me out more than say a horror character like Chucky ... hmmm ... maybe not Chucky cause he is one creepy doll. :)

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    1. Haha, I guess that was the original intention whenever anyone thought of a monster half a man half a bull! I may try a Minotaur dressed like Chucky! :D

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  5. Very great squad you have there my friend!
    Those Phagons are an amazing companion for the Minotaur!
    ...Just thinking...you may need some more of them once the second minotaur and the boss come in.... :)

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    1. Ladies & gentlemen, with all of you, da man! Diego is the sculptor ;)
      Thanks for stopping by, man. Another Mino, and a Mino Boss... ohhh... drool...
      I still have to put my hands on the other Mino I got, the Pisceans and the Fimir. Wow, I got work to do!

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