Mansions of Madness – Ghosts

Well, it doesn’t come much easier than this!

Mansions of Madness -Ghosts

The mould lines were really bad on these two and I didn’t put much effort into removing them either. I’d seen them painted a glowing green and was going to do that, but I asked my wife, ‘What colour would you expect a ghost to be?’ and she came back with White, and so that, to a degree, they are.

Mansions of Madness -Ghosts
“Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?”

These were, literally, a five-minute job. Prime Black and then use the airbrush to apply some selective gradient shading. I think I used three different greys before finishing off with White. I then went back to Black to reinforce the shadows. It was then a case of dotting in the eyes, varnish, and transfer to the base – two more miniature ‘horrors’ out of the way!

Mansions of Madness -Ghosts

10 thoughts on “Mansions of Madness – Ghosts

  1. Nice and simple, but also very effective! It’s also refreshing to see ghosts painted the “old-fashioned” way instead of the glowing green, which I like but has become a bit of a cliche.

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    1. Thanks Matt.
      They were so close to being a glowing green, though. I’d done a bit of a test and asked the wife, ‘Does this look like a ghost?’
      being her usual diplomatic self, ‘Weellll… no, not really!’
      Distraught, I asked, ‘But why not?’
      ‘Ghosts are white!’
      And that is how a non-gamer sees ghosts!😅

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  2. The glow really is effective. Nicely done.

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  3. Well, I hate to mention it, but when I think about ghosts (which I don’t do very often), I assume they will be semi-transparent. What’s your technique for that…👻?

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    1. Lol! You got me there, though if you squint… 🤪

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  4. Funnily enough, I’d have gone with white! These look really good! 🙂 I’m not a fan of transparent bases, but the ones you’ve done here, and the ones on the previous figures, look really good against the game board!

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    1. Thanks John.
      I wouldn’t normally go for transparent based myself, but as you say, in this case they really work with game tiles.

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  5. Looks great! How did you get them on that base?

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    1. Thanks Marc.
      Here’s what I did – Once painted, I cut off the peg from the foot then coarsely filed the bottom of both feet.
      I put a small amount of Gorilla Superglue on a piece of card and then used a cocktail stick to transfer the smallest amount to the bottom of each foot then held it in place.
      It’s important to file the feet to give maximum surface area to stick. Equally, use the smallest amount of glue you can get away with. Too much will cloud the transparency and take longer to stick.
      Hope that helps 🙂

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