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Hellboy & things that go bump in the night

Hellboy & things that go bump in the night

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Welcome! Here I shall display my progress on the mountain of minis in my kickstarter edition of Hellboy the Boardgame. Feedback and suggestions welcome!

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Darkness Calls heroes and villains

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Koschei the Deathless, Henry Hood & a mighty wolf!Koschei the Deathless, Henry Hood & a mighty wolf!
Darkness Calls heroes and villains
Henry Hood, the Witch Hunter.  Cursed to roam the woods for abuse of his position in life, Henry nevertheless continues his mission in death.  Henry Hood, the Witch Hunter. Cursed to roam the woods for abuse of his position in life, Henry nevertheless continues his mission in death.
One enormous wolf!  This beast is a spirit guardian of sorts and assists Hellboy to battle Koschei's skeleton horde.One enormous wolf! This beast is a spirit guardian of sorts and assists Hellboy to battle Koschei's skeleton horde.
Koschei the Deathless.  Sent to destroy Hellboy at any cost by the Baba Yaga, Koschei is fated to be brought back from death again and again... whether he wants to be or not!Koschei the Deathless. Sent to destroy Hellboy at any cost by the Baba Yaga, Koschei is fated to be brought back from death again and again... whether he wants to be or not!
The (undead) witches Mary, Margaret & AmeliaThe (undead) witches Mary, Margaret & Amelia
Darkness Calls heroes and villains
Darkness Calls heroes and villains
The entire Darkness Calls expansion all together!The entire Darkness Calls expansion all together!

Skeleton Horde

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One of each Skeleton minion, Darkness Calls expansion.One of each Skeleton minion, Darkness Calls expansion.
The obligatory angle.The obligatory angle.
The full horde!The full horde!
The source material, an undying (but decaying) horde of skeletons with withered skin on the bones.  Delightful! From the Darkness Calls storyline.The source material, an undying (but decaying) horde of skeletons with withered skin on the bones. Delightful! From the Darkness Calls storyline.
'Flesh' colours.'Flesh' colours.
Fabric colours.Fabric colours.

The Nazi Menace (Great for punching!)

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The Nazi Menace (Great for punching!)
The Nazi Menace (Great for punching!)
The Nazi Menace (Great for punching!)
The Nazi Menace (Great for punching!)
The Nazi Menace (Great for punching!)

Wolves! Werewolves! Bat Swarms! Oh my!

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Matching Wolf shot.Matching Wolf shot.
Wolf whistle shotWolf whistle shot
Bats! Honestly these were very low effort, but they are done!Bats! Honestly these were very low effort, but they are done!

Witches!

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Witches!
Colours used. I mixed a bit of yellow into the brown shawls for highlighting.Colours used. I mixed a bit of yellow into the brown shawls for highlighting.
A bit of comics inspiration.A bit of comics inspiration.

Conqueror Worm

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Conqueror Worm
Conqueror Worm
Conqueror Worm
Conqueror Worm

Baba Yaga & St Leonards Wurm

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Baba Yaga & St Leonards Wurm
Baba Yaga & St Leonards Wurm
Baba Yaga & St Leonards Wurm
Baba Yaga & St Leonards Wurm

Unexpected Threats..

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Hectate, Goddess of CrossroadsHectate, Goddess of Crossroads
Iron ShoesIron Shoes
UalacUalac

Nazi Bosses

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The Backup Agents

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Our favourite cannon fodder Backup Agents are done!  Nice eclectic range of mostly B-listers from the Hellboy Universe here.  Comic images for reference!

The Backup Agents
The Backup Agents
Professor BruttenholmProfessor Bruttenholm
The VisitorThe Visitor
Sidney LeachSidney Leach
Bud WallerBud Waller
Kate CorriganKate Corrigan

Frog Minions - Part 2

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Success!  A whole tray 0f minis completed and everything from the retail release is done!  Just another 2 trays to finish and 2 to start.  Hmm.  Still, progress!

I can now play whole games with everything painted, so that’s a thing.

 

Frog Minions - Part 2
Frog Minions - Part 2
Frog Minions - Part 2

Frog minions - Part 1

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The bullet has been bitten, and I’m on to the part I dread – batch painting repeat sculpts!  I am trying to be tough on myself hear and keep it simple (and maybe a bit stupid).  Don’t get bogged down with the fine details, don’t get lured into extra layers of highlights, just get them done.

I have kept with the same colours as I used on the Giant Frog monster and have decided to go with a bit of colour coding.  All of these Frogs are ‘brawler’ types under the game’s AI system and will close into melee combat with the player Agents.

The next two groups of Frogs are a ‘ranged’ type which does exactly what you would expect, and a ‘cowardly’ type that tries keep out of combat with the Agents (thus slowing the players down if they can’t take them out first.  So I have decided to give those groups different skin colours to help easily differentiate them on the board.  This should add both a little variety and add readability for whichever random people I get to to sit down at the club meets.

So, this is the first two sets of Frog Monster Minions done, two more to go then everything from the core retail box is done and I can move on to the expansion content – hopefully before wave 2 arrives!

Frog minions - Part 1
Frog minions - Part 1
Frog minions - Part 1

All of the markers!

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I have now completed all of the markers/counters/tokens that come with the game!  Well, apart from two character busts which I’ll do when I finish up the Agents.  But still, it feels like a milestone.

First up is the clue markers, used for gathering insights into the case in preparation for the final confrontation against the boss.  Or whatever the case file says.

After that I took some better pics of the Insight markers, the Right Hand of Doom marker (for tracking, well, Impending Doom), The Information Gathered Marker, and all them Frog Spawns.  And I figured I’d throw in a shot of the Agent HQ board with all the painted pieces, because why not?

I have now started on the pile of twenty Frog Men minions and am aiming to speed paint my way through to a simple table top standard because I want to get through this project by Christmas!

 

Clue MarkersClue Markers
Right Hand of Doom, Information Gathered and the Insight Markers.Right Hand of Doom, Information Gathered and the Insight Markers.
Frog Spawns!Frog Spawns!
The Agent HQ BoardThe Agent HQ Board

Frog Spawns!

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These little guys are my test pieces for using army painter strong tone dip, getting ready to tackle all those minions and the inevitable repeat sculpts. I did find that the dip (applied by brush) darkens colours down alot so these had a little highlight with the base colours to punch them back up a bit.

Frog Spawns!
Frog Spawns!

Insight Markers

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I am moving on to getting the various 3d counters that the game uses painted up, and decided to knock out the insight markers first.

These are earned as the players explore the board for clues and typically convey bonuses in the boss fight confrontation at the end of the game & case file.

These were simply a base coat of Vallejo Tinny Tin, dry brushed with Vallejo Bright Bronze then given a citadel Nuln Oil wash for a slightly weathered look.  I used a satin varnish to keep a bit of  the shine.

Insight Markers

Giant Frog & also giant Tentacles

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Giant Frog & also giant Tentacles
Giant Frog & also giant Tentacles
Paints used on Giant Frog MonsterPaints used on Giant Frog Monster
This is actually a bit WIP, not 100% done with highlights/shading and varnishing but I was taking pics of other stuff so here we go.This is actually a bit WIP, not 100% done with highlights/shading and varnishing but I was taking pics of other stuff so here we go.
Giant Frog & also giant Tentacles

Rasputin & Rasputin

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I have been trundling along and decided to tackle the bosses from the core box plus the kickstarter ‘Ragnarok’ Rasputin with the electrified gauntlets.  I figure these guys will be making up the bosses of the first set of case files so should have a painted finale to look forwards to!

Just look at that manic happy face on Rasputin!

 

Rasputin & Rasputin
Rasputin & Rasputin
Colours used on the regular blue robed Rasputin.Colours used on the regular blue robed Rasputin.
Colours used on the 'Ragnarok' Rasputin. Colours used on the 'Ragnarok' Rasputin.

Hellboy, Hellboy & Hellboy

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Progress continues with the completion of not one, but three Hellboys!  And another bust!  So here are some group shots of where I am at along with the colours used for Hellboy’s skin and on his stone fist/horns.

Hellboy skin coloursHellboy skin colours
Hellboy stone fist/horns coloursHellboy stone fist/horns colours

Johann Krauss

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Colours used in oversuit. Colours used in oversuit.

Abe Sapien

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