Thursday, 26 December 2013

Killer Gorilla

Killer Gorilla is believed to have been another attempt by the evil Dr Otto's experiments to try to create a perfect super-soldier. 
Dr Otto, one a respected government scientist, was disgraced when his super solider program ended up a failure, and since them he had continued his work in secret, financing his research through crime. his super-soldier program is responsible for creating a wave of supervillains- the rejects from his experiments, cast aside as he pursuits other areas of study. 
Killer Gorilla isn't Dr Otto's first attempt to 'up-lift' an ape- it is believed that Deathorilla, the criminal super-genius, was the result of one of his experiments, but while Deathorilla had his intellectual capacity was greatly enhanced, Killer Gorilla has tremendously augmented physical prowess. The great ape has been  pumped full of the mutogenic agent, and he is now a giant, standing twelve feet tall. While few can match his physical strength, Killer Gorilla has been further 'enhanced' by Dr Otto's experiments, addition of an array of cybernetic weaponry, including a gauss cannon and an electro-gauntlet. 


Killer Gorilla is another of the Reaper Bones, purchased from Miniature Heroes- this model is a lovely one to paint. I am very aware that I have been a bit poor at painting any four-colour supers figures for ages, and that this blog has 'strayed' somewhat from it's roots as a 28mm supers blog, and so I thought that for the end of the year I would have to paint something suitable...I hope you like it. 




7 comments:

pulpcitizen said...

Very nice work mate. :)

MIK said...

A buddy of mine out this together with super magnets to swap out the hands. He got the orientation all mixed up however, and had epoxied the magnets on at that. So then he had to basically weld the limbs on because the polarity kept trying to push them apart. His super gorilla is going to explode one day on the tabletop. Someone may lose an eye.

I'm glad you didn't do that here.

Simon Quinton said...

Great job Rob, Nothing wrong with straying it happens to us all!

styx said...

Nice! I just primered mine yesterday!

tim said...

I love this miniature. Reminds me of the cybernetic apes in the Hellboy comic.

Jay said...

very nice work.

Rob Bresnen said...

Thanks for all the comments guys- this one was a real pleasure to paint, and great value for money. MIK's story about the exploding gorilla cracked me up. Priceless.