Nolzur’s Minis: Beauty is in the eye of…

I finished this Nozlur’s Marvelous Miniatures “Beholder Zombie” last week, but I wasn’t happy with the colour/lighting. Today photography has worked out better and I included a standard mini in one shot for scale. Mold lines weren’t much of a problem with this figure, and the pose and detail is great.

I bought this figure planning to paint it as a standard (ie living) beholder, and then while looking at images on-line I decided to stay with the undead version. Dr Faust’s Painting Clinic was my inspiration for this figure, although I went with a different colour scheme.


I had a lot of fun painting this figure. I don’t think I’ve put as much work into a single mini since I was painting the Zombicide BP Abominations. Being a large figure certainly makes things a bit easier. This (and the other Nolzur’s Beholder) come with replaceable eye-stalks (4 on this one) that are the same but with clear resin ‘spell effects’ protruding from the eyes. I’ve kept those for other projects and a little glue made sure the ‘normal’ eyes stayed in place. Since undead beholders are meant to have damaged and/or non-functioning eyes, I did a little extra damage to the figure.

Overall, I feel this is a great mini and I’m really happy with the final product. I also look forward to getting the other Nozlur’s beholder to work on now. Lastly, here’s some home-made beholders that I created a decade ago. They aren’t happy with the idea of being replaced!

Next project: Genestealers!

6 thoughts on “Nolzur’s Minis: Beauty is in the eye of…

    • Thanks! My zombies in the past have usually been pretty simple, but I wanted to do more with this one. I keep watching what everyone else does and learning more & better ways to paint.

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  1. Those eyes are terrifically well painted, especially the big one in the middle. I think that your older beholders are quite cute too. Maybe your PC could find those constructed as decoys next time they go dungeon-diving?


    • Thanks. There was a bit more work on those than I would usually do, and it helps that the beholder eyes are as large as the heads on most of the figures I usually paint! The “old” beholders are likely to stand in as Gas Spores, or other Beholderkin. 🙂


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