Friday, October 21, 2022

Grenadier 5004 17/L Larva

I may or may not have paid nearly $20 to get this bare metal blob. But honestly this one had the best face detail I'd seen on this model and I decided not to quibble over the extra bucks. 

This mini came in a Grenadier box set, specifically 5004 Tomb of Spells, which contained about 20 figures. 

The Larva (aka "Soul Larva") as a monster appeared in the 1977 AD&D Monster Manual. It may have appeared before that, but I don't see it in TLB vol 1 or in Holmes Basic. It is inspired by Roman demon mythology. In lore, it is the lowly form of a trapped soul, controlled by hags and used by various evil magicians to create imps and such. Mostly it just has a nice "gross!" vibe to it. 

Here are some pics after painting. I wish I had done the faces better, but damn they are small!!!

Appearance on Redcaps

I recently dropped in on the Redcaps Podcast and jabbered on about projects, miniatures and props, rust monsters, big world building, and depression. Enjoy.

The Redcaps Podcast episode 95

Friday, October 14, 2022

Monster Drawing Club 2022, week 2

I had zero interest in drawing one of the prompts this week (Dead Baby, really?). Oddly the "nope" doodle I did in reaction to that prompt is one of my favorites. But you can't beat the devil at the end. That should be a tattoo. 

Monday, October 10, 2022

Monster Drawing Club 2022, week 1

 I'm turning these into weekly rather than daily posts. The latter was "too much." I do love these daily drawing exercises though; they are a great way to knock off the rust.