Continuing with entries from the Stargrave Creature List, I decided to paint up a small group of Mindgrippers. These are Necromunda ripper jacks that my good friend Asslessman sent me the other week - they are perfect for represending the "parasitic monstrosities [that] are only slightly bigger than a rat and resemble a manta ray with little spider legs."
|The unwary travel the lost ways of the Underhive at their peril!|
I wanted a quick and simple paintjob on the ripper jacks, so stuck to drybrushing and washes. I used GW's Rakarth Flesh as the basecoat, with a heavy drybush of Pallid Wych Flesh over the top. I then gave them a flesh wash over the whole model and a glaze of yellow on the central body. The membrane flaps got washes of crimson, purple and finally blue at the edges. Then it was a second light drybrush over the raised central areas with Pallid Wych Flesh and finally a thinned brown wash over everything just to knock it back a little.
If I was self-critiquing, I guess these have turned out a little more bright and colourful than I really wanted. But equally they do look perfectly creepy, and they're ready to terrorise some sci-fi adventurers!