I’m waiting for the second and last shipment from the Shadows of Brimstone kickstarter and as we’re playing and enjoying the game I decided to buy the two enemy packs that has been released and are not part of the kickstarter – Hell Vermin and Swamp Slugs of Jargono.
The Hell Vermins are the first to be finished and you’ll see the slugs soonish.
In each pack you’ll get:
- Three vermins on 40mm bases (I used transparent bases from Sally 4th).
- A reference sheet and a rules sheet/painting guide
- Threat cards for the game
Each vermin is in two parts on a sprue, essentially left and right sides. A bit of cleaning, but easy to do. No problem gluing them together but there will be a gap that at least I found it necessary to fill with green stuff.
The problem is the lack of details on these minis. What is supposed to be fur is rather flat, teeth has no structure at all etc. These are simply not very good sculpts, unfortunately, but they seem to be good monsters to have in the game.
Painting (Vallejo paints unless otherwise noted)
Well, first off, I totally ignored the painting guide as I simply didn’t find it at all interesting
Skin – 859 Black Red, drybrushed 985 Hull Red and finally 804 Beige Red
Tail – as skin + drybrushed 944 Old Rose
Fur – as skin + thin stripes painted with 981 Orange Brown
Mouth, ears and wounds – 944 Old Rose. Army Painter Dark Tone wash on inner parts och mouth to simulate depth.
Spines, teeth and claws – 825 German Camo Pale Brown and teeth individually painted with 034 Bone White
Eyes – 953 Flat Yellow and pupils by black pen.
They won’t win any prizes but I think they will look okay on the game-tiles.