Mansions of Madness – Dimensional Shamblers

Two more miniatures from the Horrific Journeys expansion. I wasn’t sure what colour scheme to go for with these, as the token that goes with them wasn’t very clear and, well, it isn’t like you stumble across Shamblers very often on your travels, so who knows what one’s supposed to look like!

Mansions of Madness - Dimensional Shamblers
Me, on the way back from the pub!

In the end I aimed for a grey-green, or maybe a greeny grey!

These were real easy and I followed similar steps to the Hunting Deep Ones, in that I primed ’em white and coated with Darkoath Flesh Contrast paint. Using the airbrush, this was glazed over with Vallejo’s Heavy Grey, which is a green based grey.

A drybrush of Dead Flesh, Bonewhite, and finally Elfic Flesh finished the job. I added some colour with the loincloth and called it a day.

Mansions of Madness - Dimensional Shamblers
again, this one lit from above and the front.
Mansions of Madness - Dimensional Shamblers
Same shot lit solely from above.

As you can see, I had a play around with the lighting for these images. I’d normally set up my bigger ‘Daylight’ lamps, but I was in a hurry here and so just used my little photo booth’s built in LED, which is at the top, and a powerful LED Lamp to light the front. Lit from above gives a grittier, starker feel to the images, whilst the one lit from the above and the front is softer, but gives a truer reflection of the colours. I’ll experiment more when I have more time. Though I do prefer my proper lamps they can be a pain to set up and get just right, as they’re a little on the large side for something so small. They do give better, all-round images, but sometimes it’s nice to do something different!

I’m just preparing the Warlocks, Thralls, and Deep Ones, so one of those will be up next from Mansions of Madness.

10 thoughts on “Mansions of Madness – Dimensional Shamblers

  1. Very nice finish I think! 🙂 I like the flesh colours!

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    1. Thanks John.
      The flesh turned out better than I thought; I’ll probably use it again at some point.

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  2. Like your colour choices Justin, and think they look great

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    1. Thanks Dave.
      The glaze over the contrast paint (Darkoath Flesh) threw up quite a nice look, not as dark as I’d expected, which turned out a bonus!

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  3. Nice job on these chaps! I like the almost-zombie skin tones, and I can see what you mean about the different lighting.

    I’ve got a dimensional shambler to paint; it came with the Cthulhu: Death May Die Season 2 box. It’s a whopper of a mini and I’m looking forward to seeing it.

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    1. PAINTING IT, not seeing it. Of course I’ve seen it, I own the bloody thing LOL!

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      1. 😂🤣😅 It’s a good thing you cleared that up Matt.

        I’ve just started to get into Death May Die with Yasmin. So far we’ve quite enjoyed it but we really need the expansions, presuming they’re still available, as the base game only has two Ancient Ones. I must get around to writing up my first thoughts now you mention it!

        As for painting these fellows. I had no idea what colour to go for and funnily enough, I was sort of aiming towards the zombie look, so I’m glad you like ’em.

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  4. As others have said, I think the zombie paint scheme is the right way to go with these. While its true, MoM has zombies already, there’s no shame in having a few more monsters that fit that look. Glad to see you back to painting and I look forward to the MoM minis that are “on deck” to use baseball slang/an Americanism 🙂

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    1. I had to look up Zombies in MoM, as I didn’t know there were any. In the second edition they’re in the Recurring Nightmares expansion, which I’ve yet to get my hands on, but will, eventually!

      “On Deck” eh! I see what you’re doing, trying to Americanise me in the same way as I’ve been trying to turn you in to a good ole Black Country boy… Bring it on! 😉

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  5. Great work on this pair, Justin – the sickly flesh tones came out fantasitcally well! 🙂


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