Skip to toolbar
Hellboy & things that go bump in the night

Hellboy & things that go bump in the night

Supported by (Turn Off)

Project Blog by ugleb Cult of Games Member

Recommendations: 778

About the Project

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

This Project is Active

Project Completed?

Tutoring 5
Skill 6
Idea 5
1 Comment

And when Alexander saw the breadth of his domain, he wept, for there were no more worlds to conquer.

Ok, that’s a damn lie. My pile of shame is vast and there is more Hellboy out there and coming for Mantic to torment me with, but for now the project is done.  Everything I bought is painted.

I have had some very flattering feedback along the way so I’ll just finish this with some group shots of The Whole Damn Thing in its entirety.

It is entirely possible I missed some close up shots of a few pieces so let me know if you want to see any close ups and I’ll add them somewhere.

Thanks for following, I’m moving on to some other neglected things now.

Massive pretty vessels of containingMassive pretty vessels of containing
Behold!Behold!
Named characters & big bossesNamed characters & big bosses
Frog men & tokensFrog men & tokens
The Conqueror Worm (Nazis to punch)The Conqueror Worm (Nazis to punch)
The BPRD ArchivesThe BPRD Archives
The Box Full of EvilThe Box Full of Evil

Hellboy arrives in Mexico

Tutoring 5
Skill 6
Idea 5
No Comments

Long ago, I started this project with heroes.  So I thought it fitting to finish with the final heroes from the Kickstarter and the last Hellboy in the box.

Quite pleased with how they turned out, the colours came together for a nicely punchy recreation of the comics I think.

The leotards are hawk turquoise shaded up with electric blue.  The yellows are golden yellow glazed with orange and highlighted with ice yellow.

For Hellboy his skin is scarlet red shaded with purple.  The horns and fist are terracotta red mixed with pale skin for the highlights.

Hellboy arrives in Mexico
Hellboy arrives in Mexico
Hellboy arrives in Mexico
Hellboy arrives in Mexico
Hellboy arrives in Mexico

Count Vladimir Girescu

Tutoring 9
Skill 10
Idea 9
1 Comment

The final adversary complete, just four models remain…

This dapper gent is Count Vladimir Girescu, a Vampiric Prussian Hussar.  In the comic he is clad in black, riding a black steed.  I was not in the mood for that and googled something more striking.

Count Vladimir Girescu
Count Vladimir Girescu
Count Vladimir Girescu
Count Vladimir Girescu
Count Vladimir Girescu

Oni (five more to go!)

Tutoring 8
Skill 8
Idea 8
1 Comment

Excuse the pun.  I have detoured a touch from the Mexico expansion to get the last two bosses done, one of which is the Oni.  A little bit of research tells me that Oni are typically depicted as being either red or blue skinned, as Hellboy is red I went blue.

He was fun to paint, and I am now so very close to finishing the Kickstarter….

Oni (five more to go!)
Oni (five more to go!)
The hammer is tinny tin base, then the oxide technical paint, then a light dry brush of bright bronze.  The jewelry is gold with nuln oil.The hammer is tinny tin base, then the oxide technical paint, then a light dry brush of bright bronze. The jewelry is gold with nuln oil.
Loin cloth (left) and skin colours (right).Loin cloth (left) and skin colours (right).

Camazotz!

Tutoring 8
Skill 8
Idea 8
No Comments

The big boss man of the Hellboy In Mexico expansion, Camazotz.  A vampire-bat-god-luchadore who also featured in the opening scene of the recent reboot movie.

Camazotz!
Camazotz!
Camazotz!
Camazotz!

Giant Bats

Tutoring 6
Skill 7
Idea 7
No Comments

Giant bats are done just in time for the years end.  That is the last of the Mexico minions which leaves seven models left to finish then I’m done with the Hellboy Kickstarter.  Would have been nice to finish within 2020 but oh well.

I tried something slightly different on the wings here and used purple to share them.  I just didn’t want to paint grey shades so went with it.  I think it’s ok on a comic book look but not exactly what I had in mind (I ended up knocking it back with charcoal grey glaze).  But no matter, good enough!

Giant Bats
Giant Bats
Giant Bats

Conquistadors!

Tutoring 5
Skill 7
Idea 6
No Comments

Continuing with the Mexico expansion, the mounted and on foot versions of the Conquistadors are done.

The comic colours were a bit brown for me so I decided to look up some paintings depicting the era and went for something with more punch.  Then rusted the metals and tried to grubby them up a little.

Conquistadors!
Conquistadors!
Conquistadors!
Conquistadors!
Conquistadors!

Crypt Spirits

Tutoring 8
Skill 9
Idea 8
No Comments

Our next completed thing is a trio of Crypt Spirits!  Again taking my lead from the comics I decided to try a very limited palette for a very pale look.  I wanted enough variety in colours to bring out the details of the sculpt, but stick close to the whiteness of the comic.

I did consider ‘uplighting’ them with a green glow but once I got this far I wasn’t sure they actually needed it.

The dresses are Ivory white shaded with a little Stonewall Grey mixed in.  The skin is Elfic Flesh washed with sepia then re-touched with Elfic Flesh again.  For the hair I used Stonewall Grey again, washed with Drakenhoff Nightshade (blue to you and I) and highlighted backup with… Stonewall Grey!

There was also a little bit of nuln oil used around the neckline of the dress and for the mouth.

Crypt Spirits
Crypt Spirits
Crypt Spirits

Starving Vampires

Tutoring 10
Skill 10
Idea 10
No Comments

Next up, a trio of Starving Vampires!  I went with the same blue skinned approach I tried out on the floating heads, but went a shade lighter on the blue base coat again mixed with Elfic Flesh.

The shirt is Heavy Brown base coat highlighted liberally with Daemonic Yellow, while the trousers are USA Olive Drab highlighted with heavy brown.

Starving Vampires
Starving Vampires
Starving Vampires

Heads!

Tutoring 11
Skill 11
Idea 11
1 Comment

Today we have some floating heads, inspired by the short story ‘Heads’.  Which is inspired by Japanese mythology with a sort of vampire that can separate their heads from their bodies to go hunting…

So I decided to experiment with a vampiric skin tone by undercoating with electric blue then mixing in elfic flesh.

Faces are hard, but I think they turned out ok.

Heads!
Heads!

Igor Bromhead

Tutoring 9
Skill 11
Idea 11
No Comments

After wandering off for a bit to do other things, I’m coming back to get this project finished by years end!  Hopefully.  24 minis to go after this one!

This here is Igor Bromhead, expert in the occult, conman, seeker of arcane power… Generally a pretty smug bloke.  I love the personality in this sculpt do it was a fun little project for the weekend.

Igor Bromhead
Igor Bromhead
Igor Bromhead

Darkness Calls heroes and villains

Tutoring 10
Skill 14
Idea 13
2 Comments
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

Tutoring 10
Skill 12
Idea 12
1 Comment
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!)

Tutoring 6
Skill 14
Idea 12
No Comments
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!

Tutoring 5
Skill 8
Idea 9
No Comments
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!

Tutoring 6
Skill 9
Idea 8
No Comments
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

Tutoring 5
Skill 11
Idea 11
3 Comments
Conqueror Worm
Conqueror Worm
Conqueror Worm
Conqueror Worm

Baba Yaga & St Leonards Wurm

Tutoring 6
Skill 12
Idea 11
No Comments
Baba Yaga & St Leonards Wurm
Baba Yaga & St Leonards Wurm
Baba Yaga & St Leonards Wurm
Baba Yaga & St Leonards Wurm

Unexpected Threats..

Tutoring 4
Skill 11
Idea 10
No Comments
Hectate, Goddess of CrossroadsHectate, Goddess of Crossroads
Iron ShoesIron Shoes
UalacUalac

Nazi Bosses

Tutoring 3
Skill 9
Idea 9
No Comments

Supported by (Turn Off)