Thursday, 17 December 2015

General Tor

Every homicidal Martian invasion force needs a commander so allow me to present the evil General Tor! Moving away from the more conventional colour palate associated with this character, and heavily influenced by examples seen on the wonderful 'Nothing but Sixes' blog, I've used much of the same colour scheme employed with the Martian grunts.
This is a wonderfully dynamic pose, with the flowing cloak presenting an opportunity to let loose with the blending techniques, but I'm afraid that photographs don't really do the final effect justice.
It is still a matter of some embarrassment that I have not really done this game justice, but who knows, one day I'll dust of the core box and give it anther go, but in the interim, and by way of target practice, I couldn’t resist painting up the flaming cows to accompany the chaps.
Char-grilled steak on the hoof, this is actually a single piece of plastic, but fabulous fun and certainly better than the cardboard template that comes with the original game, now where did I put those big stompy robots?

30 comments:

  1. General Tor is looking fantastic! His eyes really pop, which is wholly appropriate, and I really like the crackling energy effect on his weapon.

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  2. Michael
    Lovely if loopy stuff! The charbroiled steaks on the hoof remind me of the Incendiary Pigs used by the Romans vs Pyrrhus and produced in 28mm by Irregular Miniatures.
    Cheers, PD

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  3. A wonderful despotic overlord Sir Michael! Love the mobile BBQ too.

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  4. Lovely work Michael but the cows are brilliant!

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  5. A bug-eyed Martian overlord! Very well done, though I wouldn't be sorry to see him run over by the burning cattle :-) .

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  6. Arrgghhh, the eyes, the eyes; it's failry obvious why he's the commander by those eyes alone - who'd have the audacity to question it ?
    Great brushwork, though the cows had me confused!

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  7. Fantastic Michael. The smaller group photo really shows of the effect of the blending on the cloak and great work with the flaming cows.

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  8. I can't help feeling sorry for the cows.

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  9. Very cool Martian commander, not sure about the roast beef!

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  10. Now that's what an alien general should look like! The best part for me are the skin tones & vein in the head.

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  11. And Lo'The Martians made a mistake for by flaming the cows, the air filled with the smell of steak, thus the soldiers from far & wide, mess tins in hand, as supper was ready. But when the steak was burnt, the soldiers got sore & surged the martains & their General Tor!
    Well done Michael

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  12. Amazing work once again! Love the cows!

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  13. Excellent work on the Commander. :)

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  14. Brilliant! Any chance of a little tutorial on how you did the effects on Tor's sword?

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  15. Great work all round Michael!

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  16. Hola Amigo
    Como me gustan estas minis que pintas
    No se donde,pero tengo que ver para compararme algunas que al pequeño le encantan
    un saludo

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  17. General Tor is superb...as are the burning cattle in a disturbing sort of way!

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  18. General Tor is looking sufficiently imposing. Nice figure and very good painting as usual i must add. :)

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  19. Amazing General Tor, love these colors...and these cows are incredible!

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  20. Excellent job Michael turned out great. Cloak is great lovely work on it.

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  21. Cool, Michael. I'm now wondering if the flaming cows model, if painted in suitably spectral colours, could double as the 'Ghosts of Cows Past' haunting a fast food restaurant...

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  22. More great work on this Martians. The cows are a hoot.

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  23. He's a terrific villain.
    As for the cows, I'll let a movie speak for me.
    https://youtu.be/1a33sr9UGvo

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  24. Very, very good, Michael - Merry Christmas!

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  25. Wonderful figures! That movie is fun.

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  26. Excellent figures as always, Michael. Oooh, those burning cows look too realistic. Well done on the sculpting. BTW, anytime I see those Martians, the first thing that pops in my head is the sound of their "voices". Creepy.

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  27. Fantastic work, as always...!!! still, I feel sorry for the poor cows. Anyway, now I´ll have to watch the movie again...! Merry Christmas Michael!

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