Monday, 10 July 2017

Grenadier 1505 Monster Manuscript Vol. V MM41 Klynops


Early Grenadier sculpts tended to be very primitive - crude, and often naive - but later sculpts were a lot better, especially when they got John Dennett involved. Now, not everything he did was good, but I think this is one of his better pieces. It was an absolutely pleasure to paint - just base coats of white for the skin and brown for the fur, followed by a wash of GW nightshade to pick out the detail, and then dry brushing with light blues. I really liked the way the skin tone came out on this - I wanted to suggest something unnatural living in a cave and gnawing on sheep bones, and this worked pretty well! I think this looks like something that Ray Harryhausen could have dredged up for a film about Greek mythology. Just not sure about the name though - what's that all about? It's obviously a Cyclops, and I'm pretty sure the name isn't trademarked. Very please with the way this turned out, especially when placed next to the latest recruit in the Amazon army!

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  1. Hooray! A favorite fig, I've got the set but have yet to paint them... these colors are great, especially the eye against the skin-tone.

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    1. Thanks for the kind comments! And yes, it is a terrific figure - definitely seeing a lot of table time action at the moment.

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