"He had a tall pointed blue hat, a long grey cloak, a silver scarf over which his long white beard hung down below his waist, and immense black boots".
Thursday, 19 November 2020
Thursday, 8 October 2020
A little while back I tried out the old Grenadier Fantasy Warriors rules, but had to commit the terrible crime of using a proxy figure for an Orc Wizard. Whilst looking around for a suitable model (now found, typically), I decided to make my own using a spare orc with a polearm. As a friend of mine (hi Matt!) is fond of saying 'how hard could it be'?
Here's the mini, I used. The blade of the pole-arm had already snapped off, so the plan was to keep the staff, and add some robes to hide the chainmail.
First job was to remove the sword scabbard on the rear. (it didn't need to be a neat job, fortunately).
Greenstuff was then used to build up robes and a hood. Unfortunately the green stuff I used was quite old, so I had trouble with some lumpy bits and splits, which I tried to disguise with some tears and stitches.
Not great, I'll admit, but it'll do. I've used Green Stuff before, to add details to the old plastic GW knights, or furs or other details.
Spot of paint covers up the worst of it.
Hunted out an old plastic skeleton head for the top of the staff, and hey presto!
Saturday, 3 October 2020
Saturday, 26 September 2020
Monday, 31 August 2020
Friday, 21 August 2020
Sunday, 21 June 2020
The result was this Grenadier Troll (another Nick Lund sculpt). I decided to go with a green skin, to keep it in step with those Nick Lund Orcs, but with a slightly paler tone overall (GW Gretchin Green base, GW Camon shade, highlighted with a mix of Gretchin Green, VJ Green Gray and Ksilev Flesh).
Lovely model to work on. Just enough detail for interest without being fiddly (cough, GW, cough). Tons of character. And a proper amount of metal.
The face looks pretty well proportioned from the front. Side on... Less so!
Just waiting for a Billy Goat to come along.
I should probably try to make this mail look a bit rusty. Basing will have to wait until I can get some suitably sized mdf bases.