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"The Destroyer Is Forged From An Unknown And Enchanted Metal."

Updated: Dec 23, 2022


"The armour was stored away in the Temple of Darkness, but it was found by Loki."

This 40mm scale miniature of Lazer Face was created using "Elegoo" Water Washable Resin on a Mars 3 Pro 3D Printer and is available as an STL (Standard Triangle Language) file by "C27 Studio". The approximately 70mm tall sculpt is clearly inspired by Stan Lee's comic book co-creation - The Destroyer, and designed to be used as an 'alternative' figure for the Marvel Crisis Protocol rule-set.


Along with a 75mm scale version, the model also comes with its own 50mm circular base. However, as I struggle to print anything of that size flat, I decided to simply print out the rubble upon which the "enchanted suit of armor" stands and then superglue it upon an 'official' spare plastic stand by "Atomic Mass Games". I then used some green-stuff to blend the join in, and primed the entire ensemble with "Citadel" Abaddon Black.

Abe Sapien and Hellboy encounter a Sinister Bird, a Frog Swarm and Supernatural Fires

"Forged by the King of the Norse gods, Odin", I decided to use the miniature as an opportunity to test out some of "Duncan Rhodes Two Thin Coats" I've recently been sent by "Trans Atlantis Games" to trial. Resultantly, I applied a single layer of Sir Coates Silver over Lazer Face, shaded it with "Citadel" Nuln Oil, and dry-brushed it with (more) Sir Coates Silver. I later used a similar process for the rubble, swapping out "Duncan Rhodes Two Thin Coats" colour for "Vallejo" Heavy Bluegrey, and adding some splodges of "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade to the mix to dirty the broken ground up a bit more.


With hindsight I should have taken some additional time checking and trimming away a series of 'pimples' left over from the miniature's supports before I started painting the miniature. However, I didn't properly spot them running down the back of the sculpt's legs until later on, by which time I was almost finished and didn't want to have to re-prime. layer, wash, and dry-brush the re-cleaned area - as that always seems to stand out, in my eyes at least, no matter how careful I try to be to blend the repair work in with the original pigmentation.

A Giant Boss Frog Monster tears the B.P.R.D. field agents apart

In addition to completing the first of my figures by "C27 Studio", I have also managed to play some more "Hellboy: The Board Game" by "Mantic Games", unsuccessfully pitting Anung un Rama and Abe Sapien up against a supposedly mild infestation of Frog Monsters. This adventure really didn't go very well at all, with the Deck of Doom placing the two B.P.R.D. Field Agents onto their back feet almost straight from the start.


Alongside the usual hazards of Frog Swarms and "Supernatural Fires", we experienced a Sinister Bird, "A Heavy Moon" (which stunned the duo completely out of the blue", ,"Ambush" and even a super-powered Frog Monster who was invisible to the naked eye. To make matters worse, the monstrous Boss Frog Creature then descended upon us whilst we lay unconscious in a confined space, quickly splattering Abe's brains all over a wall and sending Hellboy flying into an even smaller adjacent room where he was pummelled to death. Next time we'll be sending in a full-team of four operatives...



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planetmut
Dec 20, 2022

The Destroyer is a superb sculpt and your relatively basic paint job has really brought it to life! Those paints do look good, I might have to look into getting some! It's a shame about the pimples but they could pass as rivets, I guess.


Sorry to see your failure at Hellboy, but there's more adventures to go!

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Dec 20, 2022
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Thanks Matt. Lazer Face is such an awesome sculpt I'm really tempted to print him out as a 75mm scale figure. LOL!!! Duncan Rhodes' paints are first-class imho, with Sir Coates Silver doing a first-rate job - I've got a lot more Two Thin Coats paint reviews to come, so stay tuned!!! 😉


I now remove the supports off of my 3D prints straight after they've been washed, and after they've spent 5-10 minutes sat in hot water. This makes them like rubber, so its so much easier to trim away such 'pimples' etc. A learning curve for sure!!


We've since bested that damnable Boss Frog Monster, and are now trying to navigate Hellboy's first 'proper' mission - searching a…

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undercoat2670
Dec 17, 2022

The Destroyer looks great. I really like the finish achieved with that paint. I think I may have to make some purchases when they come out to retail. Great job.

Hellboy seems like a tough game. Perseverance and learning the characters more and the defeat of the baddies will surely come!

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Dec 17, 2022
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Cheers Undercoat. I'll certainly be swapping out some of my paints for Duncan's range when it finally arrives in stores.


I think Hellboy would be a tad easier if Abe Sapien actually defeated some Frog Men in combat once & a while. 😉

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Dai Dead
Dai Dead
Dec 14, 2022

Very nice effects on the Destroyer. Two Thin Coats eh?


Never knew Frogs to be so deadly!

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Dec 14, 2022
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Thanks Dai. LOL!!! Just the one coat actually. 😉


The Frog Swarms just mount up and slowly weaken your abilities - as you're knee deep in them. But the Frog Monsters can be dangerous in numbers, and obviously the Boss is an absolute beast. Fingers crossed for our next mission.

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wsd50
Dec 14, 2022

The Destroyer looks excellent to me mate, the paint colour seems to have worked out very nicely, I don't think it needed anything else myself.


Your run of bad luck with your board games seems to continue I see, perhaps it's you that's the problem! 🤣🤣🤣


Cheers Roger.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Dec 14, 2022
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Cheers Roger. I specially picked Lazer Face as I thought he'd be perfect for Sir Coates Silver and a simple shade & dry-brush.


I don't disagree that its probably the players at fault more than the game, LOL!!! Though the Deck of Doom seems remarkably stacked in the Frog Men's favour, and I think the game would be challenging enough without it. Still, another game is planned so hopefully my write-up of that will be a bit more upbeat.

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wargamesterrainworkshop
Dec 14, 2022

The Destroyer looks great Simon, I'd probably have done a glow in the eye hollows to add another colour to the mix, but that's just me.

Sounds like the BPRD aren't fairing too well on these missions at the moment, lets hope they have better luck with 4.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Dec 14, 2022
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Thanks Dave. The Destroyer's eyes ordinarily only glow when he's lowered his visor to fire a disintegration beam - hence just the black eyes. I did consider a watered-down splash of "Citadel" Skeleton Horde over the armour so as to possibly give it a 'mystical' look. But in the end the entire little painting project was to showcase "Duncan Rhodes Two Thin Coats" Sir Coates Silver - so I decided to leave well enough alone once the dry-brushing was over. 😀


The Hellboy boardgame raises the difficulty per player/character being used - so I'm not sure it'll be a case of the more the merrier, tbh. I think our defeats lie in not using each agent's unique skills and simply…

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