Hello chaps, just a cheeky little post for you today – I’ve had barely any hobby time in my chaotic (small ‘c’) life, so I have had to focus on a few low-effort bits and pieces. Luckily, I had a few such pieces lined up for Frostgrave. My Brother-in-lead and I are slowly getting ready to tackle Thaw of the Lich Lord, but there is loads of stuffs to do for that! Boats, ice river, a cart, a bone wheel festooned with corpses (?)…, Anyway, we’re not quite there yet, so we’re planning a little appetiser before we get into it – ‘The Hunt for the Golem’ is a mini-campaign of three scenarios, and is perfect for our wizarding needs.
With that in mind, I’ve sorted out 10 dead/dying chaps for one of the scenarios, and I fancied taking on a properly big & scary Golem as well. The deaders had the bare minimum of effort applied – just inks & a drybrush, followed by a suitably terminal looking amount of blood. The Golem was even easier to paint – I faffed about with different colour sprays, added a bit of texture, finished with some heavy drybrushing & various inks and ting, even a little OSL around the eyes… All in all, they were perfect little projects for short bursts of time & effort. Here they are for your viewing pleasure:
The minis were a mix of ‘Dark Age Casualties’ from Gripping Beast, and ‘Slain Adventurers’ from Otherworld Miniatures. The Golem is also from Otherworld – the ‘Huge Earth Elemental’.
I also added a minor addition to my standing Frostgrave warband – a blood crow from Northstar:
Not much to say about this little chap – again, inks & drybrush for a quick finish, but he pads out my warband nicely, (yes, I cheesed out and went with the Inn with Kennel and Rookery adds). Here’s the whole crew, trying to deal with Stompy, and then posing around the place like a bunch of posers:
Hmmm…. Need a backdrop or two! Anyhow, that’s it for now chaps – it’ll be slow going for the next few weeks, but I do have some more undead undercoated and on the bench – I should be able to get a few done between now and Christmas. Just in time for a bit of Deadcember action, eh?
HO HO HO.
That’s massive, what a brilliant piece! I love the combination of the elemental and the casualties, really evocative. Suitably epic, well done sir.
Cheers mate – he is a big old boy! I can’t imagine he’ll be benefiting much from cover ;-)
He IS cover, though.
Looking good mate – there’s a real joy to getting a few ‘minimum effort – maximum quality’ pieces powered through.
Cheers dude, you’re so right, can’t beat a bit of hobby pot noodle ;-)
Excellent. Very effective!
Nice work, I’ll be following your Frostgrave project with interest. The golem looks great, I’ve been tempted by it before. Think it will go onto my Salute 2017 shopping list now.
:-D Cheers mate, and yeah, it’s a really nice model! A bit on the pricy side, but it is a big old chunk of resin… Hopefully you’ll get a bargain at Salute!
Well they certainly don’t look like minimal effort was applied. Great job mate. Not to sound like a weirdy beardy but I like a few dead bodies here and there haha.
Cheers dude, that’s sweet of you to say, but they really were low-effort! Nothing weird about liking the odd casualty on the table when you’re playing a game ;-)
What a monster! It turned out gorgeously, lovely aspect on those rocks :)
Ooopsie, that last comment was mine!
Cheers mate, I must admit, I’m delighted with the stone effect… I went at it with Typhus Corrosion for texture, and added some of that crackle texture stuff for some variety. Turned out pretty well I reckon! :-)
Quality work as usual brother! Can’t wait to face that monstrosity!
Cheers Brother! Should make for a suitably groovy centrepiece for the next round of games ;-) Will we be seeing some of your lovely new Daemons take the field?
Great man-rock-thing. Reminds me of the dude from Fantastic Four but bigger.
Btw, have you seen the new Laketown houses from GW? They look freaking awesome.
Cheers mate :-) Funny enough, I was just looking at the Laketown stuff – really nice! I hope that this works out for GW, and that they add more generic fantasy terrain to their range!
They felt the competition from the coffee stirrer boat and just had to release a fishing boat in plastic. You should be proud.
Haha, yeah! Hadn’t thought of that! :-D
He looks great Leady!
A perfect candidate for a whole lot of drybrushing for sure :)
Those last two diorama shots with your modded Chaos thugs assaulting the big lad is way cool!
Cheers dude – that’s the first time I have painted a non-tank figure mostly with a large drybrush ;-)