Thursday, 6 February 2020

Beauty and the Beast

You may remember the Elda Space Elf from a few weeks ago. I said I wasn't quite happy with the colours and that I may have to repaint the mini. Well, I finally did so. I opted for the Biel Tan scheme, so green instead of red...

...and all the spirit stones painted
Still suspiciously Christmas-like, yet an improvement, I think
Right after finishing this mini (again) I found this other one wandering through the lead mountain.

You didn't see this coming, uh?
The Fomorian Bounty Hunter by Knightmare Miniatures is something I purchased as part of the Space Raiders kickstarter some time ago. About time to spill some paint on this beauty (What? You were assuming the Beauty was the other one?)

A Space Fimir. Deal with it
Barsoom? No, never heard of that place
It's quite a straightforward paintjob, as I think the mini was asking for this kind of palette. Didn't want to overdo it or oversaturate colours, so everything here is a conscious decision (well, apart from quality, you know).
The sculpt itself is a work over the original fantasy Fomorian by Diego Serrate too (which I recall getting on another kickstarter, but now I'm unable to locate it on Knightmare's web)

Maybe not that much, but I'd like to think there's an evolution as a painter here
So having painted these two on a row, I suddenly begun to see a connection. Two rogue space adventurers, outcast warriors taken apart from their respective worlds and now wandering together through the galaxy on a quest that will take them through endless adventures. An odd couple shoulder to shoulder in an unexpected alliance against evil, wherever they find it.

Beauty and the Beast (I insist, the Beauty is the Fimir)
Will they earn forgiveness? Will they return as heroes to their homes? Or will they keep on travelling through the edge of the Galaxy beyond the limits of known space?

Don't miss next week's episode!
I'm happy with the result, and how such different minis can team up this way. I honestly have no idea of what will I paint next, but I'll tell you as soon as I discover it myself! :D

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    1. Thanks! At some point I hesitated if I could tie them both into some kind of Celtic theme. I may have to explore that in the future!

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    2. Space fey! Tatania and Oberon are just a wild court of Elder.

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    3. :O How didn't I think of that? It's just perfect!

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    4. I am good with the ideas, some times. Haha

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    1. Thank you! It took me some time, but I'm happy :)

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  3. That Space Fimir is awesome!

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    1. It was love at first sight. I think I like this mini even more than the original fantasy one!

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    1. Thanks! Now if only I could make them take part in an adventure on a board as cool as yours!

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  5. Stellar work on the Fomorian, I also really like the loincloth on you beauty.

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    1. Thank you, it was kind of an organic process, I just let it happen without giving it much of a thought :)

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    1. Thank you! It was such an unexpected creature that I've really enjoyed the mini. In fact I wouldn't mind to see a little force of Space Fomorians :D

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  7. te han quedado muy bien, y ya he recibido mi pedido de haslefree y tengo otro pendiente de heresy.... culpa tuya de todo .... antes de que llegue el brexit :D

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  8. Was about to comment what Wouter just said, the brushwork on the loincloth is great.

    Loved the Fimir BTW, looks straight out of flash gordon.

    Que sepas que prefiero la peana atiborrada de pedrusco del Fimir viejo. Es tema peanero está "tan estandarizado" que parece que todas las minis del planeta tierra jueguen sobre el campo de Oliver y Benji.

    La otra más basta no se... Me parece más...natural? Con sus terruscos.

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    1. Thank you! Right, it has kind of a Flash Gordon-John Carter vibe, the sculpt it's pure eye-candy.

      Y tienes razón, debería prestar más atención a las peanas, pero me puede el ansia y acabo tirando por la solución fácil. De todos modos tomo nota, ¡gracias!

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  9. Great job in them both love the fimir!

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    1. Thank you! The Space Fimir is an inspired concept; the retro vibe makes it so cool, I enjoyed it thoroughly.

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  10. Nice repainting your not eldar and the formian is excellent too!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you! It was not an easy decision, but it had to be done! :D

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  11. That's a great duo. Any gaming ideas for them yet?
    Like you pointed out, they look like a good start to a small team.

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    1. Thanks! I'm hesitant, I must confess. On one hand, I'd like to build a small force, some kind of outcast pirate crew with as many different races as I could get. But on the other hand I fear it looks too incoherent; in fact I think the couple works fine as it is. I may have to create some proper background and explore the opportunities...

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  12. Great work on all of them Suber but I especially love the expression you brought on the her face (the Space Elf). Lovely work!

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    1. Thank you! They make an odd couple, I think it's fun to see them together :)

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