Well hello there you miniature loving Mo Fo’s, hows things?
Have you missed me? Have you even noticed I haven’t published many posts lately? Of course you have and that’ll explain why you have been banging your skulls against brick walls screaming until you can taste blood “WHEREFORE ART THOUGH HOBBY BROTHER?”
Speaking of banging skulls/heads I have, on many, many occasion, banged my head to some metal music. I was a teen when the grunge scene came to town and that lead me on a path of drunken nights and heavier and heavier music. I missed out on the whole cock rock thing. Haha that genre in name and style still makes me giggle like a little boy. Yeah tight animal print pants on long haired men isn’t exactly my thing. However I’m not that arrogant to realise that metal was around long before I started listening to it. I’m quite selective in my taste when it comes to metal music. I like to actually hear the lyrics, or at least be able to figure out what the words are through the guttural screaming.
I wouldn’t say I’m a die hard fan of Metal but if you were to peruse my extensive and eclectic music library your ears are bound to bleed after listening to a good 25% of the tracks. Hell Yeah!
One little bit of trivia I do know about metal has something to do with the title of this post? Lets see who knows what I’m banging on about aye? No cheating (googling) either you sneaky BASTIDS!
I wont bore you with my own biographical musical journey.
Instead I’ll get to the point.
There have been some pretty cool metal band names brought to the table over the years, also some really shite ones haha.
What this series is about is me choosing some cool metal band names that have inspired me to make models based on the name. Does that make sense? It does in my head but I’ve had a couple of Rums, hey it’s Wednesday after all and we all know what that means? In Iceland it’s called RumDay. Google that! I’ll be surprised if you find anything on it because it’s complete bollocks.
So on we trot –
My first offering for you good folk is the largest model of the group which suits the name:
(Every time I look at this Model I scream the name and do the devil horns hand gesture haha)
Can’t say I’ve listened to much of Megadeaths gear and what I have listened to didn’t really grab me but what a cool bloody name!!
Apart from the EPIC shot above I haven’t used any filters on the pictures so you can get a proper grasp of the colours I’ve used etc.
I concentrated on highlighting and not just with drybrushing.
The head on the rider is one of my favourites. I love the deadpan statuesque look it has. I was pretty pumped when I added the blood tear coming from his eye. It was actually a bit tricky to get the right looking tear streak and it took me three or four goes at it. I ended up watering down Blood for the Blood God tech paint. Might still be a little thick but hey what are you gonna do?
I love his weapon.
Now a special mention must be made on the tail. Mum and Dad were visiting recently for a few weeks (They live a long way away in Never Never Land) and both parents took quite an interest in my hobby. I think they were both intrigued and concerned with my passion and obsession haha. Anyway Mother ImperialRebelOrk saw me working on this model and said “His tail looks silly and too stumpy.” She suggested it needed to be longer and swishier. After I stopped crying I realised how right she was. I lopped off the weird stump of a tail from the standard/original model and made what you see below. Much, MUCH better. Good call Mum now make me a bloody sandwich dammit.
A couple of months ago I bought the big pack of skulls from GW and fell in love with the skull below but, at the time, didn’t have the faintest idea how and when I would use it. Admittedly, when I first stuck it on I thought it looked a bit comical like it has a sort of sad whimsical expression haha. Then I added the antlers from the Dryads kit and the whole thing looked a lot creepier. I like it.
I kept the lower jaw though. Seems to work quite well.
Colour choices were pretty straight forward. I like my greens.
I didn’t go overboard with spatters of blood (for a change haha).
I love that blood tear!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So there you have it my first installment of my Metal Up Your Ass (Arse) series haha.
I think the model suits the name, what do you think?
I bet your minds are thinking of band names right now, if they weren’t they are now…