Sunday, 26 July 2015

Amok

Amok is the 125th Pulp City mini I have painted for my collection, and it feels like something of a milestone to have done so - the 125th mini needed to be something big, and Amok certainly is big!

Painting Amok was mostly a nice switch of pace after painting some recent Grimm, contrasting in size especially. Amok is a member of The Way, and stands somewhere between 60-65 mm in height (he is mounted on a 50 mm base), so he is a big mini. Doing the flesh was nice and quick, but after that it felt slow to finish, even though I only started it last week; I forgot how hard work I find it to paint bigger models, even one with a simple scheme like Amok. In all, I have painted a fair number of models in the past couple of months over a few ranges, so it is nice to have a decent level of productivity.

One of the greatest benefits of last year's successful Kickstarter was being able to make Powerhouses for the main Factions that did not yet have them. Melvin de Voor did yet another brilliant job with the concept and James Van Schaik turned in a great sculpting job based on that IMHO. As soon as we all saw where Amok was heading we were very pleased!

Amok's massive form is due to his physical body being infested by a spirit of rage. The peaceful man that he was seeks to contain that mystical anger-fuelled power, but it remains ever-present.

In game terms Amok is one of the strongest Powerhouses there is. He also has Dice+ at the lowest end of Powerhouses. However that is mitigated by accumulating Power Up dice and spending them well - if he adds 3 Power Up dice to an attack, he can add 2 more for free! Basically he is designed to be used more aggressively than most other Powerhouses. This is really emphasised by his Power Takedown and Throw combo; Power Takedown can generate a Grab & Throw EFX to allow Amok to use the Target as a missile, adding another Damage 1 to the Target of the Power Takedown as well as whatever Damage is caused to the Target of the Throw!


Amok
Hero, Powerhouse, Level 3, Mystery
50 mm

11 comments:

  1. That's a bit of a hulking figure...

    Really nice. He's more the scale I was looking for to use as a similar, rage filled hero. I might have to get me one of them.

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    1. Cheers Kieron. :)

      I will try and do a pic with some other minis soon to give a proper sense of scale. :)

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    1. Cheers mate. Finally glad to be able to tackle this one with the brushes. I have to do Cro Mag soon too I reckon. :)

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  3. The Hulk meets Hellboy :).
    Very nicely done, I think you did a great job on him.

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    1. Thanks Wouter. :)

      He was always going to be very 'red'. :)

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  4. this is a lovely figure and I love your paint job on it- Very Four Colour

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    1. Cheers mate. :)

      Hopefully he makes it to a gaming table before too long. :)

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  5. Great job mate. Must of missed this one in my feed apologies! Cracking sculpt and your paintjob brings him to life!

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    1. Cheers mate and no worries - feeds certainly behave funny at times and even between my own blogs don''t always refresh for a few days. Glad you like the look of him. :)

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  6. He's an absolute beast! The red is fantastic! Congrats on getting to 125 painted figures :)

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