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"An Eyeless Eidolon Awakened By Thieves."


"A few glorifying statues of the duke with faint remnants of power existed deep in ancient dungeons."

This 28mm scale plastic model of an Eidolon Possessed Sacred Statue is produced by "Wizkids" and can be found as Code RPG-WZK90167 from their Nolzur's Marvellous Miniatures range. The 70mm tall figure is clearly based upon the statue of Moloch which appears on the cover for the "Dungeons & Dragons" (First Edition) Player's Handbook, and even depicts the iconic monster missing one of his jewelled eyes.


Having based the animated guardian onto a "Games Workshop" 50mm circular stand, the entire figure was treated to a double-helping of "Vallejo" Earth, followed by a positive drenching in "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade. It was then dry-brushed with (more) "Vallejo" Earth and given a lighter dusting of Heavy Sienna to help bring out the sculpt's excellent details.

"Encounter Terrain" WIPs - Frankenstein's Monster, the Wolfman and the Seventh Doctor

I did consider applying some red to the effigy as seen in the June 1978 illustration. But as this colour was caused by a close by fire (which sadly wasn't part of this plastic piece), I decided against such a palette. Instead, I simply used a combination of "Scalecolor" Speed Metal and "Citadel" Contrast colour Flesh Tearers Red for the statue's sole remaining eye.


With my latest Gary Gygax inspired acquisition finished, I have spent some more time progressing a trio of 40mm resin sculpts by Nikola Stankovic I had 3D printed by "Encounter Terrain". The two horror film-based figures are being painted for this month's Zomtober Challenge, whilst I'm planning on using the Seventh Doctor's miniature as a Captain for the "Space Station Zero" rules by "Snarling Badger Studios".

Abe Sapien is unable to save Hellboy from a fiery fate, and is soon overwhelmed by Frog Minions himself

Rather embarrassingly, I have also finally managed to play some "Hellboy: The Board Game" by "Mantic Games" after the Kickstarter exclusive edition has sat untouched on one of my shelves for three and a half years. I had actually hoped to enjoy more of the "fully cooperative experience for one to four players", but ending up spending a good hour or so beforehand looking for some non-existent cardboard Investigation (Clue) Tokens - which were apparently replaced with plastic 3D models for my box during the fund-raising campaign. Doh!


Sadly, the opening scenario proved equally as unsuccessful despite Hellboy and Abe Sapien initially starting out well enough, courtesy of Anung Un Rama's formidably-sized pistol and his companion's deadly harpoon. However, we only managed to move into a single room before a sudden firestorm, followed by a Frog Monster ambush knocked both of our B.P.R.D. Field Agents unconscious. The rule-book suggests that this might not be the end of the game, and perhaps simply initiates the Boss fight much earlier than we'd have liked. But as it wasn't clear if this was the case or not, we called it quits there...

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undercoat2670
25 oct. 2022

Great looking D&D statue mini! A great blast from the past, well painted to look like the art. Your cartoon minis are coming along nicely and looking great.

I thought Hellboy was great fun, although it does seem quite difficult on first playing. Great minis though!

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
25 oct. 2022
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Thanks Undercoat. An impulse buy, but one which was painted super-quick for me, LOL!!! Really looking forward to our next attempt to thwart the Frog God!!!

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wsd50
25 oct. 2022

Nice work on the statue Simon, looks just like it should!


I loving those 40mm prints, the Frankenstein's monster is particularly good 😀.


Didn't realise you'd gone in for the Hellboy Kickstarter (or forgot is more likely!), the figures look nice, shame the scenario didn't pan out as you'd hoped, it's a bad week for heroes in games this week, have you read Matt's latest AAR yet!


Cheers Roger

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
25 oct. 2022
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Cheers Roger. Super-pleased with how the D&D statue turned out. I'm also a big fan of the 40mm 3D prints too - really like Nikola's cartoony style.


'Fraid so. The next twelve months will doubtless reveal a load of KS Boardgames I've bought over the last couple of years and just stuck in the loft - as I'm finally sorting through them, LOL!!! I've not read Matt's last couple of AARs yet, as I'm waiting to play Space Station Zero myself and don't want to see any spoilers.

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planetmut
24 oct. 2022

The statue's come out looking great, Simon, you've really caught the look of the book illustration! Keeping it darker helps make it more sinister.


The resin sculpts are coming along nicely, and sorry to see you get beaten up playing Hellboy :-)

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
24 oct. 2022
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Thanks Matt. Very much appreciated. Lots of resin 3D sculpts to come - as you'll soon find out about, and I already have another battle as Hellboy planned for this Friday - where we'll hopefully do a lot better. LOL!!!

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Simon Quinton
Simon Quinton
24 oct. 2022

Great looking Statue buddy such an iconic one from so many book covers and artwork.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
24 oct. 2022
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Cheers Simon. Been in a D&D mood ever since the D&D Adventurer series was announced by Hatchette Partworks. I was sent #3 for free in the end following its pilot, and am hoping the series gets a green light for a full release.

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wargamesterrainworkshop
wargamesterrainworkshop
24 oct. 2022

The statue looks great Simon, remember that picture, and good call not adding the light effect. Nice progress on the encounter models.

Sounds like Hellboy and Abe had a rough time, hopefully they'll fair better on another adventure

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
24 oct. 2022
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Thanks Dave. I had to get the statue as soon as I spotted it. So iconic imho. Should have some of the 3D printed models finished this week, and hopefully I'll have at least a couple more games of Hellboy under my belt too.

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