The alt for the Swinecursed is what really pushed me into picking up the Wong box. I am a sucker for alternates and limiteds, and the Swinecursed’s built in Magical gives it some immediate synergy.
I decided to go bold for hair color. Wong’s magic seems like a colorful kind of magic, as opposed to the more naturalistic Zoraida. I only realized after it was too late that the texture on the forearms is supposed to be more hair. Oh well.
It’s been a while since I’ve added a new Master to my Gremlins collection. Blasting looks like fun, plus I found the box cheap at a minis flea market. Wong it is!
First up, Wong himself. I’m pretty disappointed that Wyrd didn’t resculpt the Wong model from the original plastic. Not that there’s anything wrong with the existing one, it just seemed like a missed opportunity.
The grimace on the Lovely Assistant tells me she may not actually be having very much fun. Tiny feet made basing interesting, but I suspect she won’t actually see much table time.
Now Mancha is having fun. I had intended for his costume to be orange, although it came out a bit red. Still, it has some blending I’m fairly happy with.
I went with blues for the fireballs to call back to Wong’s robes, and different reds and purples for their own outfits. They fit together, but are all a little distinct.
The poses are quite impractical, however. I’m pretty sure Cotton Candy on the left is the only one that will withstand the abuse of being on the table.
All of a sudden everybody wants the guy from the Bandersnatch kit to make Prospectors. But you can’t have him. He’s busy as the hapless fool about to be Bandersnatched.
I’m usually pretty timid with lighting effects. I first painted the man regularly, but it was clear it wasn’t going to work. Why did he have a lantern? How could he not see the giant spider creeping over him?
I decided to try something a little different — object source darkness. The Bandersnatch was sucking the light away. I put some Secret Weapon Tire Black (a nice black with a hint of blue) in the airbrush and went at it. A drybrush of Rubber/Rubber Highlight brought back the shape a bit. Airbrushing over a painted model like this makes me really nervous, since it’s hard to fix any mistakes. But I’m quite pleased with the result.
The shadows don’t quite make sense if the light is coming from the lantern, but if the darkness is coming from the Bandersnatch it works.