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First Painted Casting of a Palaudis Tribe Occulite

G’day guys,

I just received the first castings of my first Occulite sculpt (thanks Nic!) and decided to paint one up.

This is a member of the Palaudis Tribe. (Please excuse the shiny reflection – the ink hadn’t dried yet when I took the photo).

Anyway, I would really appreciate any feedback people can give on this model as these comments will help determine future sculpting decisions.



8 responses

  1. caradoc

    I wouldn’t mind seeing some more definition between the thumbs and fingers.

    Also the bindings for the spear head could be finer (more detailed) – especially given the fur of the Occulite is.

    Also – what about considering having the spear pointing straight up or elsewhere other than leaning on the occulite – this would make quick mods easy to do – so if I buy a bunch of the same model I can differentiate between them by changing the spear orientation or whatever.

    Having said that – those are very minor nit-picks that I only point out because you asked.

    I like it Ben. The style is well represented throughout the model and nicely reflects the art I see around this site – it’s fun, it represents the art well, looks easy to paint, but effective once painted. Can’t wait to see more!



    April 16, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    • boromirandkermit

      Thanks so much for your comments Giles, I really appreciate them mate.
      I’ve taken them on board and have made a pretty major decision regarding the figures. The newest post on the site should shed some light on that.
      I hope people will be as excited as I am!

      May 13, 2011 at 8:32 pm

  2. caradoc

    Hmm – I should add they have a great sense of solidity to them – sorry if I just made that up – what I mean is heft – they have a great presence – I can imagine they’d be a lot of fun to move around and play with.

    You need to look into some Australian style terrain – trees and whatnot.

    Gums – everytime you pass one roll a dice, on a 1 they drop a branch. ๐Ÿ˜€



    April 16, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    • boromirandkermit

      Thanks Giles ๐Ÿ™‚
      I’m actually looking at putting in a modelling section in the back of the book, so hopefully people will be confident to give it a go. Gum Trees would be ace!
      Love the rule too! LOL – if you roll a 1 and the branch drops, draw a card from the Natural Selection deck, if it is a Boost or is lower than your Move, you dodge the branch!

      May 13, 2011 at 8:35 pm

  3. Michael Greenhill

    Ben, I gotta say that I love it. It has so much texture and detail(especially the fur) and the figure is also very whimsical, which gives it that I want to play with it draw.

    April 16, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    • boromirandkermit

      Wait until you see what I’m posting next Michael… I’ve stepped back from the sculpting as I didn’t feel I could do justice to my idea… but I can assure you, this doesn’t mean that figures aren’t being sculpted. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      May 13, 2011 at 8:37 pm

  4. CoffinDodger

    That thing on top of his head, is it for breeding?


    Really nice, Ben.



    April 16, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    • boromirandkermit

      No – why, are you jealous Jim? ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thanks mate.

      May 13, 2011 at 8:37 pm

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