Television is rather a frightening business. But I get all the relaxation I want from my collection of model soldiers.
Peter Cushing

Monday 6 March 2017

Fire Walk With Me - AoS28

Through the darkness of futures past
The Magician longs to see;
One chants out between two worlds:
Fire walk with me.

This is one of those ones that became more complicated as I worked on it, The basic idea of reworking the chestburster from Alien as a sorceror called forth some demonic monster was relatively easy. The problem came in when I realised I couldn;t construct a sorceror holding a book in a way that looked natural.

And so this chap was born:

My reasoning was that a sorceror capable of creating flesh-welded horrors would have, at some point, found himself running out of hands. How would he solve it? By creating some poor mutated sod whose job it was to carry his tomes of eldritch lore.

The sculpting of the freshly born horror was quite simple:

A lot of greenstuff and some bits, as you can see. The painting on all of them was the new style I've evolved for this kind of thing; lots of messy wetblending, washes and filters for tints.

Overall, I'm quite happy with this little triptych. Truth be told, the sorceror has turned out to be my least favourite part of it, so I'll probably have a go at creating another one when I have the time.


  1. 'quite simple' he says. They look great.

    1. Thank you :-) and honestly they were. If you want complex wait until you see what I'm working on next.

  2. Oh my, these are superb, but clearly you are in need of another holiday - I blame Ofsted!

    1. I like to think that the chestburster is a good 28mm representation of an Ofsted inspection.

    2. Having drained its host goes off in search of a new victim, yes that would work. :)

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    1. HAH! Thank you. That's pretty much the response I wanted.

  4. Wow! That's some inspiring work!!