Blood-Maw, Vore

Blood-Maw, Vore

from Mierce Miniatures
Blood-Maw, Vore
Blood-Maw, Vore
Blood-Maw, Vore
Blood-Maw, Vore




This model has been around for a while, and I've seen it crop up from time to time, and have always liked it. It is just so creepy. Huge mouth and teeth, no eyes, sign me up. I've kept my eye on it, and finally picked it up when it was on sale for half price. Like all Mierce minis, there is a lot of detail on this model, which was a ton of fun to paint.
Really impressed with the quality and detail.
The material is a hard'ish resin. Not as hard as some, this was relatively easy to work with.

Assembly:

Pretty simple, as all the parts are rather large.
Pinning the limbs was relatively simple, and the parts all fit together pretty well, but I did fill in a couple small gaps with some Milliput.
The teeth and claws were all labeled on the sprue, so it was easy to match up where everything went. Without that, it would have been a nightmare.
Mould lines weren't bad and easy to remove.

Paint:

Primed with Badger Stynlrez primer, brushed on.
Miniature painted purley in oils. Mostly Winsor & Newton Winton line.
Took about 6 hours total to paint the oils. It was really fun doing all the skin tones. I love oils for big things like this, mixing in purples, reds, oranges, greens, yellows, greys, blues all over. Never would have done that in acrylics.
Sealed with some matt varnish from Reaper Miniatures.

Base:

Custom made from cork.
The top of the cork was covered with crackle paste to create the cracked desert look.
It was painted with Daler Rowney acrylic inks, with some drybrushing with Vallejo acrylics.
The dirt/gravel bits were flocking mixes from Luke's APS.
The grass tufts were from World War Scenics and Green Stuff World.