Monday, June 24, 2013

It came from outer space

After spending the weekend out in Stockholms archipelago celebrating midsummer's eve, that great swedish holiday when we eat raw herring in vinegar (which we do basically every holiday), get drunk on snaps (that too) and merrily dance around a giant phallos, it was time to bring out the paints and start bringing some glorious technicolour to Glarrg. 
To enhance his (B)movie-monster qualities I based the skintone and pattern on the Predator. I really wanted him to look like something that could be played by an actor wearing a rubber suit. It came out good but unfortunately a bit too green.  
Not quite done yet, but getting there..,




13 comments:

  1. Dunno - not all that green from where I'm looking.

    Great so far!

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  2. So, you swedes have more tradition in your midsummer party than we finns. It's basically the same minus herring and the poledancing...

    The miniature looks something like from 80's scifi cartoon. Pretty nice indeed!

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    1. I thought you drank vodka?

      And, yeah - he'd fit in quite well as a bad guy in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, wouldn't he?

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  3. For what it's worth, I think the green and the skin are perfect together. The natural skin tones against the green armour give it a real alien feel. I can almost see him in down town Tokyo wrestling with a 1960s Godzilla.

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    1. It was all brownish initially and that contrasted even better against the cyan armour, but this works as well.

      He if looks like a kaiju then I must have succeeded with my "man in rubber suit" aestethic!

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  4. Hey, great work. Over here in germany I celebrated with barbecue and lots of vine...;)

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    1. We do that in the evening. Herring for lunch.

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  5. Looking really good! The skin is especially well executed.

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    1. Thanks man! Always wanted to do something like this - a paintscheme based on predator - and I'm happy that it seems to work so well.

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  6. Wow, the skin on that is looking great. Really good colour selection for the armour too

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  7. Very old school, fantastic skin!

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