“W.I.P(ing) up a Scrunty Storm” (Mo’vember)

Right I’ll start with a quick re-cap of what’s going on over here at “Webb Towers”, I am basically deep in the throes of batch painting up the rest of my Scrunt’s (by Bob Olley) as my submission for this years “Mo’vember” challenge, though I am not exactly sticking to the rules, I’m not going to go into this, (if you are interested read my last post). Anyway when last you saw the short chaps they looked like this…..

Well I have made some progress on them since then, you’ll see how much later in this post. But before I get into all that I’d just like to point you all in the direction of “Azazel’s Bitz Box” where he has now posted up all the participants work in his Unit-ed challenge (including my humble efforts), there is some simply stunning work on show there, and as soon as you have finished reading this (and not before!!!) I encourage you to go over there and be amazed!

Unit-ed October: 2018 Community Painting Challenge. Also, Orctober/Orktober. Community Round-Up

Anyway back to my figures, and painting re-commenced as follows. European flesh was used to undercoat all the exposed “fleshy” areas basically their hands and the bits of their faces not obscured by bristles! Then after I added the eyes on the ones where you could see them (seven of the fourteen, are wearing glasses, I hate doing eyes so thanks Bob!) in white and black these a5reas were highlighted with more European flesh lightened with a bit of pale flesh. I turned my attention to the padding they all have across the top rear of their boiler suits next, again keeping with the colours I have used on my other “Scrunt’s” I went for royal blue that was highlighted with some bright blue. Finally this week I have made a start on the all-important facial hair they are all sporting, by undercoating these areas with either chocolate brown, dark sand, light sand, chestnut brown, or dark grey, these will of course be highlighted with lighter versions of themselves next, but more on that next time.

So only a short post this time, but at least I think I’m over the brow of the hill now, they might even be finished in the next post but till then… cheers Roger.

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14 Responses to “W.I.P(ing) up a Scrunty Storm” (Mo’vember)

  1. Dave Stone says:

    Fantastic looking progress Roger, at this pace you could actually finish early !
    There was some great painting in Azazel’s roundup the output of some as well was astounding

  2. Thanks Dave, not got as far as I would have liked but progress is progress as they say. I was thinking that I might finish early, and I might be able to squeeze one more post in November, though I think if that is the case it will probably be a non-Mo’vember one.

    Have to agree with you totally about Azazel’s posting, there are some really talented people out there (your good self included!).

    Cheers Roger.

  3. vampifan says:

    They’re looking good, Roger, and I have every confidence in you finishing them in time. Go on, mate, you know you can do it!

    • Thanks Bryan, I think…I now have this image of you dressed as a cheerleader with “pompoms”.

      No sleep for me tonight then! 😉

      Cheers Roger.

      • vampifan says:

        OMG! Now you’ve put that image into my head I can’t get rid of it. No sleep for me either!

      • Just think of Vampirella in the cheerleader costume instead! oh wait perhaps not as that might stop you sleeping as well!

        You know what they say is the difference between light and hard after all!!*

        Cheers Roger.

        * (you can fall asleep with a light on!)

  4. Nice job Roger, these are well done with a lot of character.

  5. Carrion Crow says:

    Nice characterful models – which is what ypu expect from Bob Olley. Not entirely sure regarding their headgear though…look a bit like coal scuttles (which I’m obviously old enough to know what that is – the youth of today…they don’t realise how good they’ve got it.). Nice work.

    • Thanks Jez, hopefully they will look a bit less “scuttle’esque” once the fur is painted on them, unless you remember fur coal scuttles? in which case you must be even older than me! what were they hollowed out mammoth heads! 🙂

      Cheers Roger.

  6. angrypiper says:

    Making great progress here, Roger. One question: do you have any gaming plans for these guys, or are they just a painting project for Movember? If you posted your gaming plans for them somewhere, I must have missed it. Either way, it’s not like I need a reason to paint dwarfs other than there are dwarfs around needing to be painted, so why should you?

    Also, regarding my avatar: sadly, no… It is not an accurate representation of how I look in real life. My avatar is a dwarf and a bagpiper, and I am only one of those things. (Hint: I’m 6’2″, so I’ll give you three guesses which one I’m not…)

    • Thanks Keith, no sadly no immediate gaming plans for these chaps (as they have been hanging about for at least three/four years, I’d have to say that there was very little immediate about them at all!). So yes just a convenient choice for Mo’vember that really needed finishing.

      Actually years ago there were a few members of Chester Wargames club who were also LARP’ers and strangely enough the chap who’s character of choice was a dwarf was six foot plus in height and towered over the five foot five Ork in their group! So as to which of the above refers to you I’m still not sure 😉 .

      Remember being a dwarf is just a state of mind, I’d hate to be accused of being height’ist after all!!

      Cheers Roger.

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