Monday, May 27, 2013

Grenadier Ruster Beast aka Rust Monster

My goal with this blog has been to post no less than once per calendar and month, and for the first time since I started it I failed by missing April.  The good news is I'm back!  This time I bring you Grenadier's Ruster Beast from their Monster Manuscript line (Vol.IX.) 

I think this is one of the better Rust Monster minis out there and I enjoyed painting this little bugger.  I really like the texturing that the sculptor, John Dennett, put on this mini. The rocks in particular have an excellent rock-like texture.  I'm not sure I'm satisfied with how I painted the eyes but I was going for some contrast.

I have a couple of small robots on my painting table now, and from the "Other Oddities" department, I went big on backing the Low Life Miniatures Kickstarter even though I have never played the RPG.  The minis are just so gonzo that I had to get some.  I just got the first wave in the mail, so expect to see those soon as well.
Artwork by Andy Hopp

Andy Hopp, the creator of Low Life has a current kickstarter going for a new addition of the Low Life game that I should probably mention as well: