Saturday, January 21, 2012

Painted: Rust Monster

On the heels of the armored dwarf, how about we turn to his nemesis, the rust monster. This is one of the better figures in the TSR line and one of my favorite rust monsters as it's pretty cute and hews closely to the Monster Manual illustration. So cute and yet so apt to strike fear in the hearts of my players.

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Manufacturer: TSR
Line: AD&D
Set: Rust Monster and Rakshasa
Catalog title: Rust Monster
Catalog #: 5612
Base markings: ©1984 TSR
Release date: 1984
Sculptor: ?
Date painted: 2011

The green, chipped "paint" on the shield is actually an ultra-thin layer of Sculptamold paper mache/plaster combo. The dimensionality of the "paint" layer means to you don't have fake the chipped effect. A technique a thought up for this fig but something I'm sure to put to a more ambitious purpose in the future. I'm also really happy with the pink/red eyes and a gloss coat gives them a bit of realism/emotion. I tried green, glowing eyes at first and that was a no go.

As always, the collection can be viewed in its entirety at flickr.