A Mewlip is a mythical creature from a Hobbit poem. You can find more out about them here.
The Mewlips are from Mithril Miniatures and the Necromancer is from Iron Wind Metals range.
Being a creature that inhabits the fetid swamps of Middle-earth, I wanted to base the Mewlips as emerging from swampy or marshy soil. So I used a craft glue to produce the water features on the base and larger vegetation and organic colour to show a marshy soil.
I have still to paint the Mewlip eyes a red colour. But now that I have painted them as they are now, I am in two minds as to whether or not to just leave them as they are now and not paint the eyes red. Painting these guys was simple:
- Base coat the model in Chaos Black spray
- Wet brush in dark grey colour over the entire model but leave the black base coat in the recesses
- Heavy dry brush in Administratum Grey over the entire model
- Ink the weeds/hair/cloths in a green ink
Now all I need to do is make their movement tray also look swampy.