Hellboy – Abraham Sapien

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    1. I don’t know where I came up with Swamp Thing. It absolutely is Creature from the Black Lagoon. I’ve played multiple pinball tables where that character is used so shame on me for not getting that right!

      Thank you for setting me straight and for the kind words ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you! I think Abe is kind of shallow in the movies and the regular Hellboy series. If you check out B.P.R.D. and the Abe Sapien solo series, you’ll see the writers dive into it much more.

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    1. Thank you, mate! I hope I didn’t spoil his backstory for you as well. Though to be fair, you kind of have to go looking for it as even Hellboy’s main series of comics only touches upon it lightly (unless I’m misremembering things, which I might be!).

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  1. Excellent job on Abe Jeff, the fins and badge came out brilliantly, I think you made a good call on the colour choice for him, even though I am also fond of the movie version. Shall miss your posts for the next couple of weeks, but look forward to seeing what you have to show on your return.

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    1. Thank you, Dave! I like the movie design as well as he looks even more fish-like. I will miss updating for the next couple weeks as well but hopefully the extra time will lead to an extra interesting and action-packed update ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you, mate! I think Abe is so reliable in B.P.R.D. and was a part of it for some long that people took him for granted. In some ways, I feel the its easy for Hellboy fans to do the same!

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    1. Thanks, Stew! It took a bit longer than I thought to get this one done so I’m glad to hear people like it. I don’t think he wields a gun in the movies either. For some reason, the movie version of Abe reminds me a lot of C3PO which is not at all what he is like in the comics. Its kind of strange now that I think about it.

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  2. Another great Hellboy mini, Jeff! Although I prefer the lighter movie colour, your painting of the comic book look is really good, the green has some lovely highlighting and shading and those blue eyes really stand out.

    As a regular buyer of Reaper Bones figures I’m well used to bendy spears/swords/rifles and they drive me up the wall LOL! I never bother trying to fix them as the part never seems to stay fixed for more than 20 minutes ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thanks, Matt! I don’t know why the movie deviated so much from the comics but they did strike on some gold there with Abe!

      I can confirm that minis outside of Reaper aren’t much better and I find they behave in the exact same way! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. He looks really good. I’m continually impressed with how good you can get these minis looking even when they’re just board game quality material. You must have been a bit tempted to spend an eternity adding more and more detailed blends of green to his skin!

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    1. Thanks, mate! I admit that I prefer when the minis are higher than board game quality but it seems like practicing on higher quality minis can help you figure out how to deal with soft details, if that makes any sense. I was tempted to do exactly what you described on the skin but I realized that I’d spent probably around 15 hours on Abe and needed to finish him up! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Don’t know anything about Hellboy and associates, so thanks for the backstory…
    “I would also imagine he feels like a man out of his own time with his near immortality,” or maybe like a fish out of water? ๐Ÿคฃ Sorry, couldn’t help myself there!

    You’ve done a great job on is badge, it really looks neat and stands out nicely๐Ÿ™‚
    Looking forward to your next update…

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  5. As previously โ€“ not to mention belatedly โ€“ mentioned, lovely work on Abe. Regarding your reply to the Solo Meeple above I think youโ€™ll find that the correct term is not โ€œpun jailโ€ but rather โ€œpunitentiaryโ€. Somewhere I suspect Iโ€™m about to be sentโ€ฆ

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