Into the Silver Tower: Pink and Brimstone Horrors of Tzeentch

At last I got round to finishing the last Pink Horror:

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For some reason, this one took ages and ages and ages to finish.

 

And the delightful little Brimstone Horrors:

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These little fiery fiends are apparently what a Blue Horror splits into when killed. Love ’em!

I used black flock as they have burned off the foliage!

 

Pink and Brimstone Horrors

from The Silver Tower game set

Games Workshop, 2016

Polystyrene plastic

32mm and 25mm bases

 

Painted so far this month: 25

Painted so far this year: 296

 

 

 

 

Circle of Chaos: Ajjatahr the Corrupted Dryad

Circle of Chaos was a small kickstarter by a group of sculptors who each contributed one or two sculpts. The idead was (obviously) to create a small old school Warhammer Realms of Chaos warband with mutations and all. I loved the concept and the seven varied individuals that make up the warband. I deeply regret not forking out for the big Rhino-centaur thing as well.

Oh well, I have started work on several of them, here is the first of these magnificent seven to be finished:

 

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Some sort of corrupted, chaos or just plain evil man-sized treeman or dryad (not sure what they were called back then, or even now.) I opted to not go for the “Snow White Black Forest” look and rather indicate the foulness of this evil Groot with a strong, reddish glow around the black eyes and the toothy, leering smirk.

 

Ajjatahr

“The Circle of Chaos oldhammer warband” KS

run by Curtis Fell (the man behind Ramshackle Games), 2016

Metal

30mm base

 

 

Painted so far this month: 20

Painted so far this year: 291

Warhammer Quest: The Spiders

So we come to the Giant Spiders from the original Warhammer Quest game.

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I use some sandpaper on the ends of the legs to get a larger surface for gluing to the bases. I used 30mm bases because I like them. So there. Real bitch to get the paint and then glue for the flocking underneath there though.

 

That leaves the rats left of the set of critters. Don’t have the full 12 though.

 

Giant Spiders

from the Warhammer Quest original game box set

Games Workshop

polystyrene plastic

30mm bases.

 

Painted so far this month: 19

Painted so far this year: 290

Reaper Bones Mountain Troll (as Armoured Snow Troll)

In the Frostgrave rendom encounter tables one of the options are two snow trolls at once. I did the blue Ice Troll a while ago and have been looking at this model to make it a compaion ever since.

The time had come.

 

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Slightly larger, with much more armour and an axe (which refused to stay straightened. Not surprizing as it was a veritable noodle when it arrived.

 

And yeah. I think it works next to the other one. For comparison:

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Well, at least they are of the same general body type and size.

 

77333: Mountain Troll

Reaper Bones KS2

Bonesium PVC

50mm base

 

Painted so far this month: 7

Painted so far this year: 278

 

 

 

 

 

RAFM Dimensional Being

RAFM, the venerable Canadian miniatures company who amongst other things are known for their long-running selection of Call of Cthulhu miniatures, had a kickstarter for a reinvigorated line of Call of Cthulhu miniatures some time ago.

The KS did rather well, but RAFM ended up loosing a fortune due to selling the minis in the KS too cheaply and charging far too little for shipping, coupled with delays, currency rates dropping and getting screwed by both a sculptor and a resin supplier. I feel bad for them, they seem to be struggling, and reportedly have taken over 10.000 dollars in loss and have run out of money, needing to fund any remaining fulfilment out of ongoing sales revenue. And the market for their minis seems to be down. This is not the only KS they have had, and at least one other is also seriously delayed.

Luckily for me, I got my pledge reward a while ago. Great minis in a very hard alloy, plus some big resin monsters. Both thumbs up for the minis!

I prepped some of them, and here is the first I have finished:

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Dimensional Being

RAFM

Call of Cthulhu series

Metal

30mm base

 

 

Painted so far this month: 6

Painted so far this year: 277

 

Random mini: Chthon

Picked up a random mini to do today.

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Whatever a “Chthon” is…  It looks like a cross between a rattlesnake and a facehugger, so I did a rattlesnake pattern on its back and facehugger fleshy colour, Yeah, forgot to take a pic of the back.  Argh,

 

77228: Chthon

Reaper Bones KS2

Bonesium PVC

30mm base

 

Painted so far this month: 5

Painted so far this year: 276

(Hoody Hoo! That is the same number as I painted in the whole of 2015!)

Translucent Bones: The Crystal Golem

And a second incredibly fast paint job, done in between the Night Terrors:

 

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The mini is actually translucent! Second image is more backlit.

As for all the translucents, the key is to give the models a wash and an undercoat with Army Painter Anti-Shine clear spray, which gives the paints something to hang on to.

(much like Lord Flashheart and Baldrick-in-a-dress’s beard. Woof Woof!)

For this one I chose to lay off the inks and washes, and gave it a couple of quick drybrushes with light blue and lighter blue.

Evil eyes and teeth in the lightest blue, base and done.

 

A nice Ice Construct for Frostgrave, or even some sort of summoned elemental demon.

 

77309: Crystal Golem

Reaper Miniatures, Bones KS 2

Translucent blue Bonesium PVC

40mm base

 

Painted so far this month: 4

Painted so far this year: 275