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Re: WK's Masters of the Universe - Anti-Eternia Sorceress (update 31/05)
« Reply #125 on: May 31, 2019, 06:33:25 PM »
I didn't expect to have another update so soon, but this one practically painted herself (I was just going to do the skin today).

Anti-Eternians - Anti-Sorceress

The Sorceress is a force to reckon with and since there is a Castle Hellskull on Anti-Eternia, there has to be an Anti-Sorceress to guard it as well. Her fiery red eyes and black skin give her an unwordly type of beauty, while her red garb evokes hints of a hellish world indeed.


Anti-Eternia Sorceress spreading her wings

The model is another Quest Miniatures figure sculpted by Boris Woloszyn and in an unusual turn of events, I painted her as the Anti-Eternia Sorceress before I tackle the regular one (because, seriously, who wouldn't put off painting white?). The colour scheme is made up, starting from the Anti-Eternia palette. As the regular sorceress has orange wings and a white bodice, the needed contrast dictated the Anti-Eternia version should have a red bodice and grey wings (or black wings, but that would make her too monotone, you need three colours to have nice contrast). The rest followed from there. The base is my usual sculpted on flagstone, with red painted in the grooves between tiles to simulate the hellscape that is Anti-Eternia.




Oo-Larr (minicomic He-Man from a few generations before Adam) dukes it out with Anti-He-Man while their respecitve guides and mentors look on.


The Anti-Eternians, so far (not including the Man-At-Arms in Windraider).

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Re: WK's Masters of the Universe - Shadow Beasts (update 1/06)
« Reply #126 on: June 01, 2019, 04:50:55 PM »
Evil Warriors - Shadow Beasts

Shadow Beasts are great ape-like beasts who live in tribes throughout the dark hemisphere. They are named thus because they can only come out in the absence of light. Like most beasts, they are vulnerable to Beastman's powers and can be controlled by him to join the fight on Skeletor's side.



Shadow Beasts, the yeti's of Eternia
 I went with the Filmation cartoon colour scheme on this. Other media have shown them in darker, more apelike colours, but I like how the purple shade emphasises the alien, retro pulp quality they have. I originally was going to do their bases in a neutral colour, as they can also be used independently, but ultimately settled for the Evil Warriors scheme, as that will be their main purpose.




Beastman takes controle of the Shadow Beasts


Teela getting surrounded by the Shadow Beasts


The Evil Warriors so far (not including my alternate Skeletor)

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Re: WK's Masters of the Universe - Anti-Eternia Goddess (update 2/06)
« Reply #127 on: June 02, 2019, 01:40:08 PM »
Thanks, I'm quite enjoying these. Here is the last one for a while, until I find another window to get some painting done.

Anti-Eternians - Anti-Goddess
If Anti-Eternia is the opposite of regular Eternia, then it stands to reason that its Goddess has also been tainted by the same evil. Being more brutal in nature, she fights with a mace, ready to bash in skulls, rather than to carry the snake staff.


Anti-Eternia Goddess

There isn't really any precedent for this character (that I'm aware of), so her colour scheme was made up, using the usual Anti-Eternia palette and trying to go by what makes sense and gives the best contrast. As the regular version already wears a (dark) red snake collar, I decided to do the collar in the grey colour and work out the rest from there. I think the end result is pretty good.



The model is another old Grenadier mini from the 1980s. It's interesting that Grenadier made multiple poses of the same characters and it helps to further differentiate between the good and bad Goddess, although having duplicate models in different colour schemes doesn't bother me in this project, since it's a nod to the heavy reuse of parts and recoloured characters in the MOTU universe and toy line.


Anti-Eternia and Eternia Goddess


What sorcery is this? You are not the Goddess!


The Anti-Eternians so far (not including Man-At-Arms in Windraider)

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Re: WK's Masters of the Universe - Anti-Eternia Goddess (update 2/06)
« Reply #128 on: June 05, 2019, 05:41:24 AM »
Amazing as always! I love the orange you used for Beastman.
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Re: WK's Masters of the Universe - Anti-Eternia Goddess (update 2/06)
« Reply #129 on: June 06, 2019, 04:30:43 AM »
What I've always thought odd about MOTU is that the old mini-comics the toys came with hinted at a lot of depraved stuff yet the cartoon was probably the tamest and most family friendly show of the era.

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Re: WK's Masters of the Universe - Anti-Eternia Goddess (update 2/06)
« Reply #130 on: June 08, 2019, 07:29:42 PM »
When the original toys came out, there wasn't a clear setting yet, so the authors of the minicomics had a lot of freedom. The early minicomics hint at a savage world, where He-Man is a barbarian and not a transformed price. Later they changed it in the MOTU Classics canon to make the minicomic universe a previous He-Man (Oo-larr) from several generations earlier. That doesn't explain how he happened to have a group of friends with the same names as the later Adam He-Man, but well...

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Re: WK's Masters of the Universe - Anti-Eternia Goddess (update 2/06)
« Reply #131 on: June 10, 2019, 12:36:47 AM »
^ From what I've heard the cartoons writers wanted to kill characters off at numerous points [most notably wanting to kill He-man in the hopes of winning a day time Emmy] but Mattel and Filmation were staunchly opposed to that level of violence; that's why most of the ranged weapons in the series are either 'stun' or 'freeze' rays. It also explains why every episode is bookended with a moral lesson.

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Re: WK's Masters of the Universe - Anti-Eternia Goddess (update 2/06)
« Reply #132 on: June 10, 2019, 01:38:41 AM »
I watched an episode the other day. Its very tame considering the character and costume designs.
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Re: WK's Masters of the Universe - Anti-Eternia Goddess (update 2/06)
« Reply #133 on: June 10, 2019, 03:03:30 PM »
The cartoon is very painful to sit through now. Like with everything, I'm making up my own version of the world by mixing ideas from the different MOTU canons.

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Re: WK's Masters of the Universe - Anti-Eternia Goddess (update 2/06)
« Reply #134 on: June 10, 2019, 04:46:19 PM »
my 8 year old son starting watching them ..he loves it!! passing down the culture lol  :::cheers:::
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