Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Strange Aeons: Fishman



Here's a $3.00 model that sorta puts minis twice as expensive to shame. I'm using a Reaper Bones Tiik Warrior as a Fishman for Strange Aeons. Fun to paint, looks good and scary... what's not to like?

He originally had that latern-thingy on his head and I rather liked that as a detail but I wanted to keep this jerk closer to the Innsmouth look than farther from it. As it was, I added more color than I had planned but glad I did in the end.

I based it in black, with layers of Sage Greens over greys with a purple/brown wash to pull detail out of the scales after layers. Color accents on arms and legs are scrubbed in with a short brush and some aqua, ice blue and GW green layers adorn the claws, horns and snarly bits. Most of the purples go up to pink which is why I did the eyes pink and rheumy.

Don't touch my Daaarrrrt




8 comments:

styx said...

Nice work!

Paul Smith said...

Wonderful work on the fish man. He's now been added to my "eventual" order list from the Bones collection

Anonymous said...



Bad fish. Not like going down to the pond and chasing bluegills and tommycods.

Yeti's Yell said...

Thanks guys, get it. You won't regret.

And well done Anonymous. I instinctively read that in Quint's voice.

Paul oftheManCave said...

"We're going to need a bigger boat!"

Great work mate - fantastic Deep One !

Yeti's Yell said...

Thanks Paul! Great quote to go along with yer avatar pic there...

Stef said...

nice fish ! Can I ask you where to buy the building that we show on pic ?

Yeti's Yell said...

Hey Stef,

That building is a paper building from Dave Graffam Models, a print-and-build series of models you buy for a few bucks, print onto stock and assemble with glue. I'll be padding out my pulp adventures with these. The one in this shot is a free download, find it under the "Free Models" section here:

http://www.davesgames.net/

Best,

Yeti