Friday 10 April 2020

Hear Me Roar!

I don't think I need to explain who this one is. If I do, my recent posts will have been really confusing for you.

This is another, frankly brilliant, piece from the same sculptor that made Webstor, Kobra Khan, Orko and Imp and it was a joy to paint. However, as a resin model the tail is terrifying as I've already knocked it off once. Fortunately it broke at the join point (it came as a separate piece) and was easy to fix, but I will be handling with extreme care.

The stripes on Battlecat gave me pause but I ended up copying a picture from the cartoon, using a darker yellow, giving them a wash and doing thinner lines of a brighter yellow.

I also decided to add a few metal and horn details on the armour, rather that keep them the traditional red.  I feel this beaks up the block of colour quite well.

He-Man is separate (I might even try magnetising at some point) so he can dismount in combat. I based Battlecat on a 60mm base to use him as a Greater Animal Companion in 7TV. I've got a plan to put together a house rule so that He-Man can ride Battlecat in game.

Sadly, despite coming in two parts, as Gimli would say, "That still only counts as one!" So not loads of progress, but I'm well chuffed with how it worked out.

Acquired: 112
Painted: 92


  1. Oh wow! What an awesome piece and good call on the metal spikey bits.

    1. Cheers. It still looked good before, but I like the contrast.

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