Wednesday, 31 October 2012

The Grimm Brothers


From a rare Medieval Journal called  Daemonum et dæmonia 1132

"In the days when only few men could read..and fewer could read there is recorded a mysterious event in the Dark forest far to the north of Styrow-On-The-Foam.
On a stormy night, triplets, of whom all were male,  were born to a lowborn couple living in the forest.
At first the woodsman and his wife were overjoyed  but within days of their birth, the 3 sons took on a strange appearance.  Thier eyes yellowed, thier ears appeared longer than those of normal man born children.  
When on the mothers breast they bit visciously, often drawing blood which seemed to throw them into a frenzy of excitement.
Within the first two weeks they took to eating meat with a relish but shunning vegetables.
The Woodsman, worried, decided to seek advice. His wife begged him not to leave her alone but to take her with him.  He assured her he would return soon and that the long journey was not possible for her and their young sons. He left his home to journey to the town to find a wiseman, his feet spurred on by a cold fear gripping his heart.
Upon hearing the tale, the wiseman hurried back with him..but, on the evening of the third day,  as they  neared the woodmans hut, a thick mist rolled in as if spilled from a giant cauldron, turning the early evening air almost as black as night.
The pair slowed thier pace, advancing   towards the hut cautiously, the woodsman gripping his axe, the wiseman muttering protective charms.  As they moved forward,  rustlings could be heard from the bushes, dark shapes seemed to  rush from tree to tree.
Finally they reached the hut, the door of which stood wide open. Upon entering they found........."  


At this point the pages from the journal are missing..but myth and story tell of three brothers of execrable appearance who live in the woods..three brothers whose mother was human and father was of demon form.

Happy Halloween :-D

25 comments:

  1. Paul, that face is too creepy ;) Nice work.

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  2. Fantastic. Love the idea.

    Cheers,

    Pep

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  3. Very nice, Paul. I recognise those torsos from happy plastic days of long ago! Whence the heads?

    Simon

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  4. I enjoyed the story. Their gremlin-like appearance and grins are as evil as the tale itself. Superb work Paul.

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  5. Nice figures , and good paint as always Paul
    Cheers

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  6. Nice one, well painted if not good looking minis

    Ian

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  7. Lovely conversions. I'm assuming those are the Caesar goblin heads.

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  8. Grim, determined, and delighted are these devilish little demons. Well done on these bad boys!

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  9. That is incredible. Brilliant stuff Paul.

    Caesar heads ?

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  10. Thanks :-D
    The bodies are from the Airfix robinhood set and the heads are the from the caeser Goblins set....for some odd reason..they seem to fit. :-D
    Cheers
    Paul

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  11. even more creepy looking with a skin tone you'd find on a normal human.

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    1. I started by painting them green..but it didn´t seem right somehow..so for fun i painted them european flesh and it just clicked. They look even more evil than painted as green goblins.

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  12. Most excellent work sir. Those faces are just stellar and the yellowing you did on those teeth impressive.

    Happy Halloween Paul!

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  13. Sinister looks with funny ears! I like them Paul!
    Happy Halloween! :)

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  14. Odd? I don't think so Paul! They were specialy made for you so you could do those conversions!

    Great story and painted figures!

    Happy Halloween!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.be/

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  15. That is Truely Inspiring sir!!!

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  16. Aaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggghhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!! to scary for me, well not really. great work let's hope that some brave knight can set these 3 straight, or atleast straight to their doom.

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  17. Just wonderful Paul, a great Halloween post!

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  18. Thanks all:-D
    It was a happy halloween...spent at the wedding party of my oldest friend....great fun :-D

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  19. Superb conversion and painting on these grim little fellows.

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