Friday, 25 December 2015

From AdamC - Wraith and Golem (12 Points)

Two More Frostgrave figures.


 First up is the Frost Wraith one of the stretch goals from the Thaw of the Lich Lord  "Nickstarter". I often find representation of incorporeal undead a challenge after all most classic descriptions are fuzzy on details and even the more solid ones (the Ring Wraiths of Tolkien come to mind) are more about how it "felt" to view them than what they looked like.  I went black and black/gray here for a shading effect and then did the "face" in a yellow green I have been using for other ghostly figures (probably the ghost busters influence).


The model had a lot "holes" in its "cloak" or "Shroud" so I made those yellow green as well I'm trying to suggest the ghostly light is "leaking" out through the holes in what ever is cloaking the figure. 


This next figure is one of the "Bones" line from Reaper  they call it a "Crystal Golem" its one of the figures that comes in a translucent colored plastic in this case blue.  I was going for an Ice Golem look here so I hit the figure with a black wash then a layer of glue gray followed by highlighting in jewel tone blue. The face suggest the Easter Island statures just a bit if you ask me.


I was trying to create the impression of a creature made of ice from the deptsh of a glacier, ice that is long frozen, ice with depth and life. To that end I tried not to completely cover the original translucent material so you can at point almost look into the figure. I am not sure I succeeded in creating exactly the look I wanted but even if I didn't he still looks cool.


The top down view as the crystal "spikes" on his back are best appreciated from this angle. This should give me another 10 points as both of these are 25/28mm figures.  Let me take this opportunity to with all a Merry Christmas as I will probably not get a chance to post again before the holiday.

And Merry Christmas to you, Adam! 

Two great figures here. I especially like the ice blue effect you achieved with the Crystal Golem - very 'cool' indeed!

The Golem looks to be at least 40mm so I'll score him as such. 12 points for the pair - well done!

29 comments:

  1. I feel like wraiths and ghosts are pretty hard to do because of the limited colors one can use. The crystal golem looks great to me. I think you nailed it. Merry Christmas.

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    1. Thank you, I am pleased with who they both came out but the Golem is the better job.

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  2. Crystal Golem. What a great construct.

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    1. Thanks it is and I lookfroward to using it.

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  3. Nice one Adam! I especially like the way the golem catches the light on certain facets of the crystal. Most convincing.

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    1. Some of that credit goes Reaper the transulcent material works great for this sort of thing.

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  4. Great work Adam, certainly enjoying the show so far!

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  5. I think you're bang on with the Golem, and I like the green glowing effect for the wraith, but I am a big fan of the Ghostbusters too :)

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  6. Great work, and yeah I'd say the ice-crystal golem really gives me the chills just looking at him.

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  7. That golem is a beast, great work!

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  8. Great painting work. They are interesting figures.

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  9. Strange figures Adam?? Nicely done though!

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  10. The crystal golem is really cool! Looks very menacing too!

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    1. Thank You indead he is a scarry fellow.

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  11. That crystal golem steals the show for me

    ian

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  12. Nice figures Adam - love the golem :)

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  13. That ice golem is very thematic. How did you do the snow base?

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    1. Thank you I have put a how too together for inclusion in my next entry.

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  14. Your Frostgrave games are going to look great!

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