Saturday, 16 June 2018

He-Month 2: Stay away from that Trap Jaw!

I continue to plough an almost solitary furrow for this He-Month, although there has been a little movement (and when I say ‘little’, I mean Orko) on the other blogs.

However, I shall persevere, and this week I’ve done one of my favourite MotU characters, Trap Jaw.



This model is another custom sculpt which has been specifically designed to work in Necromunda, probably as either a heavy (look at the size of that gun) or a pit slave (the miniature comes with an alternate claw arm. He just happens to look ‘a bit’ like Trap Jaw.

As it’s been scaled to fit with newer GW miniatures, this guy actually towers over the Quest Miniatures, however, he’s so good, I don’t give a damn.



In terms of painting, as is my way, I’ve kept things simple and let an excellent miniature speak for itself. Dry-brushing on the blue and washes elsewhere meant that this was actually a quick job.

As ever, these pictures highlight a few places I want to go back and clean up as my own eyes missed them.



In 7TV I’ve give Trap Jaw the Robot special effect to reflect his cyborg nature, and Thick to reflect the fact that he’s not the sharpest tool in the box.

Speaking of tools, I’ve chosen to reflect Trap Jaw’s many and varied arm attachments with the Gadget special effect, allowing him to do more than just blast away with his Lssertron.



One odd side effect of painting Trap Jaw has been that every time I say, type or even think of the name Trap Jaw, the theme tune of 90’s children’s animation ‘Trap Door’ runs through my head.



It’s getting a bit annoying.

14 comments:

  1. Very nice work; Trap Jaw has turned out vreu=y well. :)

    I've still not regained any painting mojo alas.

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    1. I had a bit of a slump this week, but suddenly got a burst of mojo today. It helps that he was straightforward to do.

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  2. Impressive. You did such a splendid job, it's hard to believe it wasn't MADE to be trap jaw!

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    1. I know! Such a fortunate coincidence. πŸ˜€

      Thanks.

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  3. Excellent job on Trap Jaw Kieron it is a cracking sculpt.

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  4. Excellent job on a cracking looking mini, but I'm afraid you get points deducted for planting that damned tune in my head ;-)

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    1. Sorry, it’s there for good now, every time you encounter the name ‘Trap Jaw’.

      See? It just happened again, didn’t it? :)

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  5. Don’t you open that trap door.....cos there’s something down there....🎢🎡

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    1. Apparently it’s a cyborg with a lasertron blaster, so probably best to keep it closed.

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  6. Trap Jaw looks like a great sculpt and you certainly did it justice!

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