A twisted artist who goes by the name of Splurrt creates these bizarre, grotesque characters that instill warm fuzzy feeling in my rotten little heart. So when my buddy Nar asked me to paint one of his vinyl pieces I replied, “Yes please!” and then farted.
I started out by Priming him in gray and then a second light prime over that. This is to help create a sense of “lighting” for the miniature and make it easier for me to see the details (because my eyes are getting old).
I then laid out some Base-coat colors to help me plan out my color scheme.
Here’s the final version. I tried to take pictures as I worked on it but I kept forgetting to (guess I was deep in the zone). So instead here’s a quick breakdown of the colors I used:
Rotten Skin: Citadel’s Camo Green up to Rotting Flesh with a Devlan Mudd Wash
Raw Skin: 50/50 mix of Citadel’s Rotting Flesh/Scab red up to Rotting Flesh with a bit of Devlan Mudd Wash
Blue skin: P3’s Trollblood Base up to Trollblood Highlight. On the knees and belly I highlighted up to Midland Flesh
Metals: Citadel’s Botlgun Metal with a wash of P3’s Bloodtracker Brown and then Citadel’s Devlan Mudd.
Teeth and stitches: Base-coat of Citadel’s Snakebite Leather up to Bleached Bone and a little bit of Devlan Mudd Wash.
As you can see I use a lot of the same highlight color (Rotting Flesh) and shade (Devlan Mudd). This helps to create harmony in the color scheme and tie things together visually. It also helps keep my paint table less cluttered. Less clutter means less work, which leads to faster painting…in theory. 😉
Baby Hell (Front)
That’s right Baby Hell is finished! This creepy little creature was created by artist L’amore Supreme. My homie Narciso passed it to me a few months ago to paint up. Check out the before pics here.
Baby Hell (Left)
Standing at 6 inches tall, Baby Hell is a lot larger scale than what I’m used to working with (usually 28MM). I procrastinated painting him, fearing all the hours of work it would take to complete. He stood above my TV for months just taunting me. Mocking me! However, once I got down to business, I really enjoyed the process and it took only one weekend full of Battlestar Galactica episodes to finish.
Baby Hell (Back)
I could have gone with super smooth blends or used an airbrush to make the final result more refined but opted not to. This figure is full of character and fun and deserved an equally characterful paint style. So I kept the style painterly and a little messy which I think makes the entire thing look more cartoon-like.
Baby Hell (Right)
This is the first vinyl model I’ve ever painted and it won’t be the last. I had a great time working in this scale and genre. Plus working on this scale was easy on my hands and eyes ((I only had to use my Special Ops goggles once :P). I must buy more vinyl models! Maybe I’ll try sculpting up my own in the future…hmm. Curses, so many ideas so little time!
Say hello to Baby Hell, created by L’amour Supreme. A friend of mine gave me this creepy, little guy a few months ago and I’ve been itching to paint it since. I’ve always wanted to dabble in the vinyl toy medium but never found anything that inspired me. I’m thinking of doing it up in a Halloween color palette (greens, purples, and oranges) like my Super Dungeon Explore stuff. I’ll keep y’all posted with more pics as it moves along.
Baby Hell by L’amour Supreme
Baby Hell, Primed