On the heels of finishing up some cute chibi miniatures, I decided to jump to the other end of the spectrum and tackle one of the bizarre Low Life figures: Walloping Krong.
First Look: If your first thought upon seeing the figure is "What the hell is that supposed to be?", then that's about the same reaction I had when I first came across the Low Life miniatures. The figures go with a series of games set in a post-human apocalypse with a lot of tongue-in-cheek humor. Case in point: Krong here is a Cremefillian, a race of Twinkies turned sentient.
Honestly, I'm not sure what more to say: it's an anthropomorphic Twinkie with a hammer made out of a grill. And that's why I had to get these.
Painting: I tried to stick to the source material in terms of colors; I'm not sure what the term for that art style is, but it's very "busy" and colorful. The primary parts were the Twinkie-ish body (painted a yellow-brown), the leaf(?) clothing in medium brown, and the dark gray of the hammer. The pants are magenta, with medium green shoes (or maybe slippers). The flames are a pretty typical orange-to-yellow mix. The eyes are a pinkish off-white color, which really make them stand out. Finally, there were a few coats of brown wash to bring out details and add a grunge effect, as well as some green wash on the exposed portions of the snack-body to emulate mold setting in.
Conclusion: To be honest, I didn't start out with much of a preconceived notion of how this would turn out. Happily, I wound up with something I was aiming for - colorful but slightly muted and dingy. I have no idea if I'll ever get the figure on the board for a game (it would make for a ridiculous Frostgrave warband, I'm sure), but it was a fun figure to paint.