Sunday, 8 July 2018

Glimmer of Hope

I freely admit that this Masters of the Universe thing is getting out of hand.



Not only do I now have a pleasingly large collection of Eternian heroes and villains to use, but I’ve taken a tentative first step into Etheria, home of He-Man’s twin sister, She-Ra.

However, before the Princess of Power shows up to lead the Great Rebellion, the responsibility for gathering resistance to the Evil Horde will, just as in the cartoons, have to fall on Princess Glimmer of Brightmoon.



This model is actually Princess Alluria, from Hydra Miniatures’ Retro Raygum range. Before the Quest Miniatures appeared on the scene, I’d mentally pegged this miniature as a potential Teela. However, I’m glad these things have worked out as they have as she makes a much better Glimmer.

The only conversion work needed was replacing her ray gun with a staff. I’m not ecstatic about the staff head, but it’s the best my bits box had to offer, and is close enough.

In terms of painting, I’m satisfied, although the face irritates me a little as I mucked up the left eye several times. She looks a bit too furtive for the gormless idiot that Glimmer sometimes is, however this is more to do with the face of the miniature - I think Princess Alluria is meant to be a villain.



I’ve decided to do something different with the bases for the Great Rebellion miniatures, and use more foliage than rocks due to the fact that their base is in the Whispering Woods. I’m not, however, going to go for pink fluffy bushes, but it does allow me to use the vibrant lichen I bought in error.

I’ve not done a character card for her yet, but she will probably be a mixture of the Plucky Assistant (due to Glimmer’s propensity for getting captured) and the Investigative Academic (who is armed with a dazzling torch). I’ll probably put the card on my next post, as Glimmer isn’t the only Etherian that I’ve been working on...

14 comments:

  1. Fab job on your first entry into Etheria (I have to wonder about the choice of name as it sounds abit like an STD to me!)

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    1. I don’t know what to say about that. It speaks volumes about your mind though.

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  2. More great work! You're easily one of the most prolific MOTU miniatures collectors/painters out there.

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    1. Thanks, I just get ‘on one’ about specific projects. I’m also quite slapdash, which helps.

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  3. Tip top job Kieron. Marvellous stuff - love her!! :-)

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  4. Looks good. You're right, she makes a better Glimmer, and the staff is better than 'close enough' by my thinking!

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    1. Thanks. I wanted something more flowery for the staff head, but it’s fine.

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  5. What a fabulous looking miniature.
    Nicely done!

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  6. Nice work on Glimmer Kieron, cracking work on the project as a whole. :)

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