Husky

I painted a thing! When your friend does you a favor, you repay in kind as you’re able. Lonelymonk did me a solid, in exchange I pulled out the brushes and painted up a Gatorman Husk to march with his Blindwater models as they spread the good word of Barnabas to the heathen fleshy pink-skins. Those tasty, tasty humans…

The Gatorman Husk is one of my favourites of the most recent wave of Blindwater models, the other being the boil master. The idea of a zombie gator sloughing his way across the field, just waiting to burst and cover the foe with a swath of biting and stinging things creates such an evocative image in my mind…

I decided I wanted to keep the colour scheme fairly muted, with some colour on the bugs to provide pop. Light browns, some yellows, a mix of washes provided main tones or the skin and scales. The main ridge down the back almost looks like it’s made of wood, but that just means I might have found a recipe for planking on a future model.All in all I’m pretty happy with this fellow. The base is left undone so that Lonelymonk can do it to match his existing army. Even if his other gators are green and this is the only brown one, matching bases will provide a degree of cohesion to keep everything working together.

As a little plug, almost the entire model was painted with one Games & Gears Master Hybrid brush and one of their Pro Studio brushes. I get a lot of mileage out of their double-ended brushes. I have a bunch of their brushes with reversible caps, which I mainly use when I travel to paint because I get peace of mind knowing the bristles are secure, but the double ended Master Hybrid brushes are my workhorses right now.

Next on the painting table are some models coming to GenCon to play against Ninja Steve. I could try to do a last minute entry for the Golden Kobold chibi painting competition, but I don’t know that I have enough time to dedicate to making a worthy entry, no matter how much Drew makes puppy dog eyes at me…

I’m just happy to have finished a model 😉