The Mewlip

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  • #455
    ddaines
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    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/11_mewlip_1.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/11_mewlip_1.jpg[/imgz]

    There seems to have been a recent interest in the Mewlip as a GF suggestion – here’s one I did earlier based on the Angus McBride painting , although I have given the victim a fighting chance to escape ;).

    The boat is a spare from the Smeagol and Deagol release, but without looking it up I am not sure what the figure is (cut-purse rings a bell).

    I must try the photo tutorial to try and get some sharper images.

    More painted Mithrils to follow in the next few weeks :)

    #8776
    ddaines
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    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/11_mewlip_1.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/11_mewlip_1.jpg[/imgz]

    There seems to have been a recent interest in the Mewlip as a GF suggestion – here’s one I did earlier based on the Angus McBride painting , although I have given the victim a fighting chance to escape ;).

    The boat is a spare from the Smeagol and Deagol release, but without looking it up I am not sure what the figure is (cut-purse rings a bell).

    I must try the photo tutorial to try and get some sharper images.

    More painted Mithrils to follow in the next few weeks :)

    #8777
    Turambar
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    This is fantastic, David. I like the Mewlip-figure very much, mine is still waiting to be painted, since ten years or so.
    Your example is really great ! A fine composition and a ood idea!!!

    #8778
    Gavin
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    That’s absolutely gorgeous!

    #8779
    Thingol
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    Magnificent small diorama :) a long time ago I did not see something so creative on such a few centimeters :) …. it looks like scary…. swamp monster from black lagoon…

    and one question ?!?!?!?!?!? how did you do the water… a long time ago when I was doing WWII dioramas 1/35 I was resin for coating yacht and special coagulator and 5% of total density was humbrol gloss cote….. but it was complicated to do some bigger projects… to much time I have spent for waiting that this mix become dry…. so I’m interested to know… this method of doing water…

    #8780
    Arthadan
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    Very nice! It remembers me the old MERP “Mounths of the Entwash” module cover.

    #8781
    Turambar
    Participant

    E X A C T L Y , Master Arthadan ! You mean this one:

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/32_entwash_8011.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/32_entwash_8011.jpg[/imgz]

    By the way, Master Angus made great covers. Unfortunately he left this world.

    #8782
    Turambar
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    No you havenΒ΄t had this frozen-rat-on-a-stick or whatever Master Barliman likes to offer.
    The quality of the pic is awful. Sorry.

    #8788
    Thingol
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    My small contribution to this master piece made by master David… !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    as I had a flu last days… this weekend I was not in grandma’s garden but I’ve found this very popular creature Mewlip near by my shelf… he took the boot in Venice and he’s prepare to be part of the carnival πŸ˜† all the best master David…

    with expectation on your new great works :):):):):)

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/547_mevlip.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/547_mevlip.jpg[/imgz]

    #8798
    Turambar
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    πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†
    Overfantastic, absolutely overfantastic.

    #8803
    ddaines
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    Many thanks for the kind comments – I too have had the Mewlip almost finished for a number of years and finally got around to it. The scene from the module is what the idea is based on (although I have the illustrated book by McBride, R.I.P.).

    As for the water effect it is E-Z – Water by Woodland Scenics which comes as a bag of small almost clear pellets which you melt over a low heat until clear and then pour it in.

    One of the advantages is that when ‘dry’ you can carve ripples and soften them with a mini blow-torch (this can also be used to re-liquify the E-Z – Water) .

    Disadvantage of this stuff is that it does get very hot therefore it could damage paintwork and when you spill it on your fingers it hurts, and when you spill it on the cooker or kitchen surface you get smaked around the head which also hurts :D

    A good alternative also by Woodland Scenics is ‘Realistic Water’ which you simply pour in thin layers (be warned it will find small holes :/ – this generally dries withn 24hours, and ‘Water Effects’ which is a thick substance and can be used to produce ripples, splashes, waterfalls etc. and again takes approx 24 hours to dry clear.

    The ripple effect on the Mewlip dio is a pure fluke, probably produced by pouring a second layer over a not quite cured first layer.
    I like the Mewlip on the Gondola idea Master Thingol :D, I’ve only been to Venice once, many years ago, thankfully I saw nothing like that in the water.

    I hope your flu clears up soon.

    David

    #8809
    Thingol
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    Flu has gone… but I will stay at home for a next few days….master David… thanks for your huge answer about my “water question” … and about Venice… who knows what could be hidden in their filthy and muddy lagoons ;)

    I have been there many times but also did not find Mewlip…. and similar creatures too

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