It seems like a few months since I last painted some fantasy figures. So, this week I decided to knock out four I'd been working on-and-off for some time. Years, in fact.
The first figure is another one of the excellent Gale Force 9 limited-run plastic figures for their D&D line. This is the Hill Giant, and giant is right. It's a big figure. Great sculpt with nice animation. I started it a few months back, then let it sit for a while. It came unassembled in about 6 pieces. It went together quickly, and once I set my mind to it, it painted up fast as well.
For this guy, I started by airbrushing the skin and finished off the facial features with a brush.
The rest of the figure was very straightforward to paint...and there's a very cute (but dead) goat tucked into a sling on his belt.
Next came the troll. OK, this is a BaneLords figure I picked up at GenCon about four years ago. As soon as I got back from the convention, I started the build.
To my eye, I figured this troll could easily pass for a Middle-earth figure, which is what attracted me to it.
But to pass as a Middle-earth troll, the comically big axe had to be pared down to a more realistic proportion. I used a dremel to carve away a good-sized chunk of resin.
I assembled the troll and mounted it on a resin base from Secret Weapon.
But the gait was too wide for the base...so I built it out with some cork.
And then the figure sat on the shelf for four years. However, this week I finally finished it off. I had lost one of the shoulder spikes at some point, but the figure doesn't lose anything for lacking it. Looks more battle-worn.
I like this guy.
Next came a couple of metal ogres from Reaper. A husband-and-wife team, perhaps?
The female has plenty of cool detail, particularly in all the stuff she's packing.
I thought the mammoth tusks were a particularly interesting feature in the model.
The sculpt for the male wasn't nearly as clean, but his armor has a lot of detail in it, which I really liked painting.
The shield is another interesting feature, and provided the opportunity for an involved paint-up. However, in the end I decided on a plain light hide, scarred and rusted. I seemed a better choice for the single-minded martial aspect of this model.
Well, that's everything for this week. Hope you like 'em.
'Til next time.