Whenever you buy a bag of cheap dinosaurs there’s always a few aquatic ones in there that have limited use. That’s unless you’re into really ancient naval wargaming which is an untapped niche I think. I’ve always kept them in a bag because like most people in this hobby I have the uncontrollable urge to hoard everything.
I have recently been thinking about ‘big bads’ for Deathzap, existential threats to the human race. The Qydran Enclave are one, the Vandrakkar another, but it’s always fun to have more existential threats, so I’ve turned my attention to what I’m currently calling ‘the Void’. I suppose they’re ghosts, but not quite. Here’s a few WIP.
The Void look like your classic manifestation albeit with a tar like substance leaking from any wounds, their eyes and mouth. The things on the right are ‘Widows’, they accompany the void troops and spread terror among the enemy ranks. They’re just screw plugs draped in loo roll, and are supposed to look like your very classic white sheet ghost.
I wanted to add something else to the force and I considered your classic reaper, something deadly in melee, but it all seemed a bit too normal. So I covered those pesky plesiosaurs in toilet paper instead:
After a couple of layers they felt durable enough. Any bits that seemed too flimsy were toughened up by painting a layer of super glue on.
I painted the top bits white and the undersides black. The white was shaded with citadel’s contrast paint Apothecary white.
I think it gives a nice creepy effect, and the thought of these things floating around above my head makes me feel rather uncomfortable, especially considering their size compared to my human figures.
I thought it needed a little bit more so I added blood around the edges.
I really like these things. I don’t know what they do yet. If you have any ideas post a comment. I’m hoping to cook up some game mechanics that really emphasise the otherworldliness of this force, I don’t like how daemons in Warhammer 40k don’t seem all that scary or even very dangerous. I guess it’s hard to come up with a stat line for what should be unfathomable.