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Bulette attack!
Manufacturer: Reaper
Category: Fantasy

by SaxonAngel




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Bulette attack!

Bulette attack!

Diorama of a Bulette bursting out of the ground after its preferred meal, a juicy Halfling in his hole. Disrupting breakfast! ...Or was that second breakfast? :p

This classic D&D Bulette is Reaper's "Burrowing Horror" with body extension done in sculpty and Greenstuff. The fleeing Halfling is Reaper with a replacement hand from GW and greenstuff.

The base and house are mainly sculpty/fimo with Greenstuff and milliput used as necessary for adhesion of the parts. Various debris is being thrown out the house by the monster. Which can be scratch sculpt or from Reaper, Dark Ages, Griffin, GW, Starbucks or whatever I had around at the time.
Most of the vegetation, such sticks and roots leaves are pointed away from the impact shock as well. Everything was arranged to accommodate the monster bursting forward. It was hard to know where to stop with the mess as so much could conceivably be contained in a house.

These photos are not quite the final product, as I fumbled taking it out of the box to show the customer before Gencon. Some bits were reglued, replaced or repainted slightly before the contest.

This mini was a commission for the fellow who drew up the first stats/description of the Bulette for TSR. Guess I got a little over enthusiastic trying to get the details just right for Mr.Kask.
Since I was waiting around Gencon anyways, thinking nothing of it, I entered the diorama in the 2011 Gencon Miniatures Painting Competition. Really it didn't seem to stand a chance in that contest. :/ But then to my utter shock it was awarded 1st in Diorama, Best in Show, a pile of goodies from Coolminiornot, along with 1st from Reaper's manufacturer prizes. *wow*

More pics at
http://www.coolminiornot.com/285513
http://www.coolminiornot.com/285362

Many thanks!

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#392877 Rating: 10 19 Mar 2013
OH SH-
#372116 Rating: 10 20 Jun 2012
That eye... IT'S ALIVEEE...!!! Gotta give it a 10: NOt only for the painting thecnique, but mainly for the idea, scene composition, perfectly matching chosen tones... I want to reincarnate in you, in my next life...
#351500 Rating: 10 28 Aug 2011
Wonderful...!... What a nice little Hobbit Home this is, the Chair is reallz Beautiful... The Boulete looks very Funny, it's Interesting to see how good a well painted eye can create the Atmosphere of a Living Creature... Great to see you back, Angela... 10 Points, keep em coming......
#351481 Rating: 10 27 Aug 2011
"Since I was waiting around Gencon anyways, thinking nothing of it, I entered the diorama in the 2011 Gencon Miniatures Painting Competition." That is HILARIOUS.
#351460 Rating: 10 27 Aug 2011
What they said! Great piece of work - love the idea, the execution, the minis... Great!
#351455 Rating: 9 27 Aug 2011
A bulette! I feel all nostalgic. Did you paint the eyes or are they glass? Love all the little bits of broken this and that. It's all in the details.
#351102 Rating: 10 21 Aug 2011
yay! that's one groovy monster and a cool scene! great!
#351070 Rating: 10 20 Aug 2011
Glad to finally get to see it - absolutely love it! Don't get to see many of this one and to have it done to this level - superbe!!!
#351063 Rating: 10 20 Aug 2011
What an awesome piece. I think it's the small details that caught everyone's eyes like the window and the room inside, good stuff. Congrats!
#351060 Rating: 10 20 Aug 2011
Amazing work by one of my fav. painters!


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