Friday, 2 May 2014

LXI. The Troglodyte Brute

The Troglodyte Brute - for that's Bellhead's official name now - is finished.

The Brute's heavy bone club is stained with blood and brain of many.

The war paint on his torso and right hand has magical propertis.

He proudly marches forward butt-naked, protected only by his war-paint and trophy bell.

JimmyGrill said he would like to see him with an open hand rather than a closed fist, and I tried that out. I think they both work. And since I cut off the original fist  to try the other option anyway, I thought I might as well make them swappable. Both hand options have a pin that goes into a hole I drilled in the wrist.

The open hand version.

He blends in well with the other Troglodytes. I'm actually tempted to make another one (no bell this time).

What he looks like next to his wimpier kin.

In the previous post I forgot to mention where the bell is from, so I'll remedy that now. It used to be an actual little bell; I bought a bunch of these cheap on e-bay a while back. I butchered it a bit, as shown in the picture below, and added a nicer metal loop on the top.

23 comments:

  1. Love this mini - at first I thought the warpaint was a case of extra large nipples :-). A lesser known mutation perhaps...

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  2. I like the fist option, it makes him look like he is strutting or walking with a bit of a swagger.

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    1. It really does. This sort of attitude suits the character, since he's a hero among his people and bigger than most of them.

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  3. You actually *cut off* the hand? Hilarious.
    I think both versions work, but I err on the open hand :P

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    1. What's hilarious is when I chopped the hand off, it jumped across the entire desk to dive straight into my coffee mug. The blasted thing...

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    2. Heh! Clearly, it wants to kill you... from inside :P

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  4. Great work as always!

    I've been following your blog for a while now and since I really like what you're showing here, I'd like to nominate your blog for the Liebster Award. I hope it will help bring new readers to your blog. You can find more details about the award here: http://www.independent-painters.com/2014/05/liebster-award.html
    Going through all the steps is a tedious work so I'd totally understand if you chose to pass. Still, know that your work is appreciated and you get thumbs up from me!

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    1. Thank you very much for the nomination, Viruk! : )

      Funny thing is, if you take a look at this post here: http://gardensofhecate.blogspot.com/2014/04/lviii-ogre-and-liebster-award.html , you'll see that a couple of weeks ago I've nominated you, too. Some people notify their nominees and some don't; as it was the latter in my case, I don't find it strange that you've missed it.

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    2. I must have somehow missed it. Thank you for the nomination then :)

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  5. Looks great, Ana. I'm solidly in the open-hand camp, although the warpaint on the fist suits this guy perfectly.

    Nice job sculpting those humanish toes, BTW.

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  6. I nominated you for a Liebster Award. Though it seems Viruk got there first. :)

    http://lostdamnedstunted.blogspot.com/2014/05/liebster-award.html

    You must be a popular person!

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    1. Thank you for the nomination, Dai! : )

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  7. Seriously cool idea with the bell-hemlet! ... consider it to be stolen :)
    /Hans

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    1. Brilliant! It would be really cool to see your take on the concept.

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  8. Ana, you trully has the power to fulfill my dream universe with your creations. it´s amazing to see simple creations so powerful and so full of character.

    I cannot stop saying how cool, how beautiful your work is for me. Thank you so much for sharing. These are works both painting and convertion that I always dramt of but was until now unable to see or to create.

    Silvio

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  9. Awesome work as usual! Nominated you for a Liebster my friend, keep up the great job!

    http://juggersgarage.blogspot.com/2014/05/liebster-awards.html

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    1. Thank you jugger! And thanks for the nomination. : )

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  10. Hi, just to let you know I have nominated your blog for a Leibster award :)

    http://maxxev.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Liebster%20award

    Kind regards

    Maxxev.

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    1. Thanks for the Liebster, maxxev! :)

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  11. He looks even better now he's painted, you truely have a talent at creating disturbing miniatures.....

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