Tuesday, 14 February 2017

TIMOTHY BUBOE

As dusk falls on Trompenburg, and candles gleam through leaded panes, mothers hurry their children into bed with the words "If you don't get into bed now, Timothy Buboe will come and get you."

Timothy Buboe , the terror of naughty children, lives in the well or pond nearest to the village. He is slithy and green, covered in suppurating pustules and has iron teeth which he grinds bones to dust before using them as snuff (after having consumed the remaining disjecta membra once the victim has been torn in pieces).


What the good people of Trompenburg don't realise is that the Timothies are plural. Each village may have one lurking in a stagnant mere or murky tarn, and at times, they hunt in packs!




More figures for my Dever Wars project, these are great old Ral Partha True Trolls from 1977. If I remember they came in a bag of 2, one of each weapon. I painted them up with a green base coat and simple green wash, then painted the boils using bone and a red wash. I was pleased with the result, the shading being quite subtle. Then I gloss varnished them, and they look pretty mediocre now. Hey ho. I still prefer a gloss finish, although sometimes it can alter the paint job drastically. There seem to be a lot of these on ebay at the moment at a good price. I think they may be back in production from Iron Wind.




9 comments:

  1. I shall bar the door tonight and lock the shutters...
    Great ( or should I say awful?) looking figures.
    Alan

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  2. Pray tell us more of the village buildings.

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    1. Thanks Alan. Buildings are all from Hovels, except the thatched one which is Airfix Dapol. All still available.

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  3. Yes Dapol do all the old Airfix buildings now , Tony

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    1. Thank goodness. I really like the windmill they do.

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  4. Very nice, I thought I heard something snuffling at the backdoor last night.

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  5. I think the name Timothy Buboe makes them all the more creepy! Great work as always!

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    1. There are some great faerie names in folklore, like Jenny Greenteeth and Johnny Squarefoot, and I wanted these chaps to fit into that genre. When I do some undead, I'll certainly use Rawheadandbloodybones....urghhh.

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