Quick flashback. I used the Kurnoth boxed set to make some Treeman models for Blood Bowl teams.
There was quite a bit of shaping and a good amount of green stuff work involved.
On my second go at these, I decided those Kurnoth heads were not going to do. But what to do? Well, there was a tree stump bit (can see it as the head on the model on the far left). Unfortunately there was only 1, and Ebay didn’t turn up bits for more. So I used some some Oyumara, to make two additional pieces. Well, my skill with that stuff has never been that good, but given the organic nature of the bit, I was able to fake it okay.
Ok, on to the Blood for the Blood God that I hinted at last time (“BftBG”)!
With each Treeman I tried to change them up a bit. Partly with their poses. This guy or gal, quickly morphed into a stomping pose. And all was well and good for awhile.
Not sure what prompted me, but I ended up ‘spicing’ up his base with a stomped Dwarf. I had done something similar a long time ago with a smooshed hand coming out from under the Dwarven Death Roller. Maybe I was looking through my bits for a Dwarf helmet to use, but I came across the other half of a Dwarf I had painted up way back. I had ended up sawing him in half after painting him, and using the legs for the Dwarf Chainsaw Star Player. See, all this stuff comes back around!
At any rate, I used bits of him to come up with the grisly scene above. Some Blood for the Blood God to make it gruesome, and various other paints to make it look like bits of organs, bone, blood, etc. are showing through. Seems like it worked.
Taking pictures of these guys has been a little tricky, to get a decent and coherent view.
Another area I tried to make them different, was the leaf color. I figured this Treeman might be a bit older, and went with some Fall red, orange, and yellow leaves. Also giving him a yellow number plate.
Lastly there was the bark, another color of Contrast paint and various dry brushing. This one is closer to what colors you’d find on a real tree.
Yep, that Dwarf is looking pretty smooshed!
Cap it off with a slight overhead shot.
And that wraps up the Trio of Treeman. Hope you all enjoyed!
Up Next? Right now it’s looking like radio silence for a bit. I’ve been working on the next team for months now, but due to the size of the team and the freaking craziness of work/life, it’s been damned slow going. Not as slow as Dwarves, but still a long time. I’ve also been whittling away at a few other solo pieces. Hopefully things will get rolling and I’l have more cool things to show in due time.