Hellboy – Fear the claw!

27 thoughts on “Hellboy – Fear the claw!”

  1. I do not know much about the Hellboy universe except for what was in the films but Lobster Johnson seems like a cool hero…. and as usual your brushwork has brought him to life! Well done sir! πŸ‘πŸ» Some neat figures added to your backlog and I am as always looking forward to your Fallout creations.

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    1. Lobster Johnson and Johann Kraus were not handled all that well in the movies sadly. Lobster is only in the newest Hellboy movie which by all accounts is a disaster (I haven’t seen it). Johann is in Hellboy 2 but not very accurate to the comics sadly. Regardless of that, thank you for the kind words and I’m hopeful that you find the Fallout terrain cool and inspiring. I’m going to try and make it my best terrain yet!

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    1. The comics are great and if you like a mix of mythology, Lovecraft, and pulp, then there isn’t really anything else like them. The comics are better than the movies too for what that’s worth. Thanks for the kind words as always πŸ™‚

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  2. Excellent work on the claw Jeff, both the bust and figure have lots of great detail to them, and getting the claw mark in his hand is very impressive.
    Don’t worry on the challenges mate, they’re there to help motivate to clear the backlogs of miniatures, and they come round every year, so it’s not a problem if you miss one ! LOL

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    1. Thank you, Dave! The claw mark is probably mostly a waste of time but it makes the mini that little bit more comic accurate so I was glad to do it. I think I feel bad about the challenges because I said I was going to participate and didn’t manage but as you said, you can’t participate in them all.

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    1. As I mentioned to Nic, the comics are a bit better than the movies, I think, so I’d definitely recommend reading them. I’m really glad you like Lobster too. He really is a fun character that I think could be in your wheelhouse, John! πŸ™‚

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    1. Glad to hear it and thank you for the kind words as always! I’ve already started on the scenery and it is ambitious and one big experiment so it will be interesting to see how it turns out πŸ™‚

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  3. Wow! That’s brilliant work on both the figure and especially the bust of old Lobster there! Great subtlety on things like his lips and the highlighting of the black suit as well as thr nice edge highlights on the claw logo. Really well done all around, mate!

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    1. Thank you, mate! Neither took terribly long (by my standards anyway) to paint too so that didn’t hurt! I’ll be curious to see what you do with Hellboy when you get around to it though I’m sure it will be a bit with Zombicide taking precedence currently πŸ™‚

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  4. Wonderful work on the bust and the mini! The black uniform is highlighted really well with some subtle gradations in shades, and the blue claw on his chest adds a second colour but doesn’t clash with the overall look.

    I only know Hellboy from the movies but I’ll try to give the graphic novels a shot!

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    1. Thanks, Matt! I realized while working on this that Lobster has a good color combo of orange, cold blue, and black/gray so it made it easy to turn out well in some ways πŸ™‚ Being a fellow man of letters, I wouldn’t be surprised if you enjoy the comics. They offer something that no other comic or book I have seen can match!

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    1. Cheers, mate! I was having a bit of fun by saying he’s better than any other superhero but if you know Hellboy, then you probably like the Lobster and maybe one or two of my regular readers will become a fan of him after this too πŸ™‚

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  5. Lobster Johnson… The Greatest… who’d have guessed? Never heard of him!
    But that’s just because I’ve never read the comics or watched the movie – had my head under the sand, I know.

    Like how you’ve done the lenses in his goggles, cool!

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    1. That seems to be the running theme here! Lobster Johnson is a fan favorite but apparently only if you’re a Hellboy fan. There are few good pulp superheroes these days so its nice to have this one. Thanks for the kind words on the goggles too. It was fun painting that part!

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