The first two completed models for my Silver Tower project are these two Familiars, Blot (the book) and Slop (the fish).
There are four different sculpts of Familiars in the Silver Tower box. Three of them are specific call backs to old 1980s Citadel familiar designs, with Slop being the odd one out. As far as I am aware, Slop isnt a reference to an old figure, but is a reference to an 80s Ian Miller illustration. Im not certain that its this particular illustration, but its that sort of vibe.
Its also possible that its a reference to something from Mordheim, which had a fish motif running through it.
Slop is a nice design evocative of the weirder side of Chaos in the Warhammer setting. The model was fun and easy to paint as shown. As with most (possibly all) of the miniatures that I am painting for Silver Tower, the colour scheme ties it in with my Shonen Knives fantasy force.
Blot is based on this classic familiar. I am itching to paint the classic model now too.
I wasnt sure what to paint on the pages for a while, but I knew that I didnt want to leave them blank. My freehand isnt really up to this sort of detail, but I figured that I wont ever get better unless I work at it, so I tried to make the pages look reminiscent of the pages in the Warhammer Silver Tower Adventure Book.
I painted Blot to look like it represents a haunted book, rather than a book made out of daemonic meat. The book itself is solid matter but the body parts are ectoplasmic. That ties it in a little better with the other tzukomogami that I plan for Blot to hang out with when outside the Silver Tower. But y’know, I dont think that anyone will object if you choose to paint yours meatier.
Thats my first two Silver Tower figures painted. They are tiny little things, but they were fun. Two more Familiars next I think, then some Tzanngor after that.