The lazy, cowardly and foppish Prince Adam seems a constant disappointment to his parents and his childhood friend Teela. Few people would suspect this persona is designed to hide the fact that he turns into Eternia's mightiest hero, He-Man, when he holds aloft his sword and mutters those powerful words... "By the power of Grayskull..."
Thursday, 31 December 2020
Heroic Warriors - Prince Adam
Saturday, 19 December 2020
Snake Men - King Hiss on Tyrantisaurus Rex
A fearsome ruler like King Hiss needs a fearsome mount. Tyrantisaurus Rex was his favoured mount in Preternia times, now transported to the age of Eternia to help him smite his foes He-Man and Skeletor. Tyrantisaurus Rex is a bionic version of a T-Rex, that carries King Hissinto battle against He-Man in the jungles of Preternia.
|I... should have brought a bigger dragon...|
|It's just a big lizard, Battlecat, we've seen worse... I hope...|
|King Hiss, mounted and on foot|
Saturday, 12 December 2020
Snake Men - King Hiss
King Hiss is the ruthless ruler of the Snake Men, once a race of interstellar conquerors long ago, in the Preternia age. Hiss and his Snake Men were eventually defeated by the combined magic powers of the planet's Elders, and imprisoned in the void, a limbo-like dimension. After millennia of imprisonment, King Hiss and a handful of his followers were freed by Skeletor, who desired to learn the secrets of the Snake Men. The two villains formed an alliance to conquer Eternia and destroy He-Man, but naturally both planned to betray each other at the opportune moment.
King Hiss hides his true nature under the appearance of a heroic human. Underneath lurks his true form, an upper body comprised of five intertwined serpents.
|King Hiss, ruler of the Snake Men|
Saturday, 14 November 2020
Evil Warriors - Scareglow, evil ghost of Skeletor
Scareglow is a skeletal ghost warrior who serves Skeletor. He seems to have a solid but translucent body with his bones emitting a strong glow in the dark, which can intimidate even the bravest opponents. He wears a long purple cape and carries a halberd.
|Now this looks ominous...|
|Skeletor summoned Scareglow from across space and time...|
|Careful, he looks dangerous...|
|I don't know where you came from, but you will find Eternia is no easy conquest!|
Sunday, 9 August 2020
Great Rebellion - Bright Moon Guards with Laserguns
My second set of Bright Moon guards, this time armed with some firepower. I strongly considered painting these in the same blue uniform as the earlier ones, but my compulsion to stick to canon representation won out and I painted them in the orange and red uniform from the She-Ra cartoon, despite my misgivings about yet another troop type sporting mostly orange clothes. The orange and red doesn't offer much contrast with the skintone either, contrary to the light blue, so I did end up regretting my decision.
|Taking on some Horde Troopers|
Saturday, 8 August 2020
Heroic Warriors - Moss-Man
Moss-Man is a man, made of moss. He lives in the Evergreen Forest in harmony among the animals and plants. His power is to camouflage into foliage and other green areas, as well as control all plant life. He's not exactly a favourite, but kind of has to be there.
The model is made by Quest Miniatures and was one of the first models that wasn't done by Boris Woloszyn. While not bad per se, the model turned out a bit small and lacking much detail. In the Filmation cartoon, Moss-Man was rather bulky, so I decided to experiment a bit with it and try to add some bulk by emulating the main feature of the toy figure: flock. It's not quite the result I was going for, and I wouldn't have done this if the figure had held a bit more interest, but he'll do. I think. Whatever, it's a walking moss patch.
|Hanging out with his pal He-Man.|
|About to unleash nature's fury on some of Skeletor's goons|
Friday, 7 August 2020
Heroic Warriors - The Sorceress
The Sorceress, mystical guardian of the secrets of Castle Grayskull and one of my favourite character designs coming out of the Filmation cartoon. With a vast knowledge of magic and history, she is among the wisest beings on Eternia. He-Man often seeks her counsel. The Sorceress demonstrates saintly qualities such as humility and often appears to other characters who are in need of guidance. While powerful in her own rights, her powers are tied to Castle Grayskull and weaken when she leaves its walls. When she does need to travel, though, she generally assumes the form of the falcon Zoar. Her real name is Teela-Na and she is secretly the mother of Teela.
The model is another Quest Miniature and one of the last of that range to have been sculpted by Boris Woloszyn. The base is my usual flagstone sculpting over a blank lipped base.
|Keeping watch on top of the walls of Grayskull|
|With her evil Anti-Eternia counterpart|
|With her minicomic counterpart (left) and secret daughter (right)|
|Protecting Grayskull from the forces of evil|
Sunday, 2 August 2020
Overlord Forces - Neptul
|Neptul and his warriors, as they appeared in the cartoon|
Did I mention I hate panting orange? I really do and so many of these characters and troops seem to have it. I tried a different approach on this one and I sort of like how it came out. Still. Orange.
|Overlord and Neptul together. Looks a bit like they're singing a duet. |
|Neptul facing Blackstar|
|Well met He-Man. Merman sends his regards.|
|All the Blackstar figures for now...|