Into the Silver Tower, part 3: Scuttlings

Oh GW, what have you done to my beloved night goblins?

Luckily these variant models, for want of a better word, only appear in the Silver Tower game and are (probably) not weirdo GW newgoblins, but a different breed of chaos goblin altogether. Thank F for that.

That said, I quite like the concept. Tzeentch changing the ways and all that. . Yes, we get that they are spider-goblin hybrids of some sort, what with eight limbs and several sets of eyes. I think the spider web-patterns on the sides of their robes are overstating things.

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Eight legged freaks. I tried to vary from the standard black with yellow-night goblin colour scheme a bit.

 

Scuttlings

From the Silver Tower game set

Games Workshop 2016

HIPS plastic

25mm bases

 

Painted so far this month: 27

Painted so far this year: 233

 

And now I am off a couple weeks for the summer holidays. Sunny beaches here I come!

Shadows of Brimstone: Last of the Stranglers

Reading through the Shadows of Brimstone: Caverns of Cyder otherworld expansion I got in the wave 1,5 shipment, I see that they have made Cynder-versions of the Hellbats called Lavabats and the Hungry Dead called Restless Spirits.

Which prompted me to look at what I had left of the extra set of sprues I got with the base games in the first KS shipment wave. I only had 8 left of the originally 12 hungry dead, for some strange reason I have painted 16 and not 12 of those. So now I have only 8 to make into restless spirits. Maybe I will use some Bones cowboys for some more restless spirits? Lord knows I probably won’t have a better use for them seeing as I got a load of new resin heroes for Brimstone in Wave 1,5.

But I am rambling. So anyway, I found that I had just 2 unpainted Stranglers -all the rest were already painted up.

This time I went with black and red:

160722 Shadows of Brimstone Stranglers

Ooo…tentacular! I love these minis. So simple yet so menacingly alien.

Simple and effective paint scheme, knocked them out in just a few minutes from the black base coat.

 

Stranglers

from the Shadows of Brimstone: City of Death game set (well, the extra KS sprues of those figures…)

Flying Frog Productions

HIPS plastic

30mm bases

 

Painted so far this month: 19

Painted so far this year: 225

Into the Silver Tower, part 2: The Blue Horrors

Thrusting onwards with Silver Tower minis:

 

 

 

 

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Talk about your radical re-designs. These are significantly different from the original oldhammer ones I recently painted up. They are nice on their own terms, and certainly have more movement to them. But they seem less…fun? The originals were all grinning happy pink horrrors, and sad depressed-looking blue horrors. This bipolar-aspect to them seems to have been completely lost.

These new ones seem more like hoppy flame-bunnies with twilek-tentacles. And smooth. Not much texture to them as opposed to the older ones. Which makes inking for main colour then drybrush a lot more dubious prospect.

 

 

Blue Horrors of Tzeentch

from The Silver Tower game set

Games Workshop 2016

HIPS plastic

25mm bases

 

Painted so far this month: 17

Painted so far this year: 223

 

 

Reaper Bones 77344 Ice Troll

Frostgrave has some interesting charts of random encounter monsters.

Which means having said monsters ready to play is a good thing.

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And what is a game set in the lands of ice and snow without Ice Trolls?

Even though I have not bothered to specially base my frostgravers with snow effects, and there really is nothing about this minis that points to it living in freezing conditions (with no blubber nor furry hide to keep it warm, it must be a cold, cold monster!) I  thought this mini should be an icy blue, like an iceberg drifting slowly on the water.

 

77344 Ice Troll

Reaper Miniatures, Bones KS2

Bones PVC

50mm base

 

Painted so far this month: 13

Painted so far this year: 219

Putting the Fear into Friar

During the last few months I have traded and bought a good deal of second hand metal minis through a forum I joined, and several miniatures I do not know any details about have come into my possession.

Here is one of them:

 

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…or is he recoiling from the cross? Was he bitten last night and has only just gotten out of sick bed?

 

Wargames Foundry “Father Liam” from VIK048 Viking Raiders (Thanks to Mad Jack on the Reaper forum for the info)

Good to see my inkling was correct.

I have an inkling that it might be Casting Room Miniatures (Wargames Foundry), but have yet to get this confirmed. If anybody knows where this is from, please let me know.

Anyhow, a lovely little fat friar, and I love my cleric-types. I think I will call this one Friar Turner.

 

Pax Vobiscum.

 

“Father Liam” from VIK048 Viking Raider

Wargames Foundry

metal

30mm base

 

Painted so far this month: 12

Painted so far this year: 218

Putting the C in Barbarian!

Reaper likes to make minis of all kinds of fantasy archetypes, including ones that are very good representatives of well-known fictional characters. I don’t mean to say that they are copies or knock-offs or anything like that. These minis  are all original work that tend to immediately make you think of said  characters. A picture says more than a thousand words:

 

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We all know who this is supposed to be. Now my Frostgrave warbands will have access to another mighty barbarian. Maybe this one and the Grenadier one will face off on the battlefield one day?

 

02233 Conan of Cimmeria Dantrag of Heimdall

Reaper Miniatures

Metal

30mm base

 

Painted so far this month: 11

Painted so far this year: 217

Y’Golonac, the Great Old One

Some time ago I came across this lovely little gem for sale second hand on a forum. I just had to have it.

 

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Y’Golonac the Great Old one, The Defiler, The Lord of Depravity and Perversion…

Originally from one of Ramsay Campbells short stories, this is one of the few great old ones that can/bothers to communicate with humans, taking a humanoid form like headless fat man with mouths in his hands who likes to snack on whomever summons him.

For my part, I am thinking this mini will do nicely as a bear in Frostgrave. Or a greater demon. Somehow, I think it will see more use as a bear. It will be a pretty intimidating model to face anyhow. Easier to draw a line of sight to though on account of it’s size.

 

Great Old One: Y’Golonac the Defiler

Avolak Castings

Metal

50mm base

 

Painted so far this month: 10

Painted so far this year: 216