Thursday, 12 January 2017

From JonathanO: Giant Worm and Stone Golem(14points)


This is not a monster paint bomb, just a post with a couple of monsters.  These are Reaper Bones plastic miniatures - a Giant Worm and a Stone Golem.  They painted up fairly easily and I am happy with how they turned out.  I decided not to base them with snow just for Frostgrave, as I expect they will see use in other fantasy games.









I have included some photos with the twins from my armour theme round entry to show the size of these miniatures. 





I am making progress on other figures, so hopefully I will have more to offer next Thursday.

 Cheers,

Jonathan


Now those are some monsters, Jonathan! I have some bone models, but my results are rather different so far from yours. I washed mine which may be the problem, but I noticed today that they don't like watered down paint too much. Maybe that is the issue. Your effort has turned out really well with the golem looking nice and granite and that worm really looks slimey and quite icky. Of the two I'm really impressed with the worm. That is a nice oozy purple red for it, besides mean he does look pretty squishy! Im going to figure these as 40mm, so 14 for the pair!




30 comments:

  1. Thanks David. You are right that the plastic does not seem to like watered down paint. I see that I included two photos of the back of the worm by mistake and missed including the one of the front, but you can see the front in a couple of the other pictures.

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  2. Great stuff Jonathan! Reaper Bones stuff really is great. Needs a thorough scrubbing before paint will stick though, and even then I like to use rattle can primers. Normal airbrushed or brush painted colours just don't seem to stick properly

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    1. Thanks for the tips, Samuli. I did wash them, but clearly they need more cleaning as you suggest. It was too cold to use spray paint, but that is good to know. The brush on paint was fine once I had got the initial undercoat to take.

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  3. Both large monsters and both very nicely painted. What more need I say?

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  4. Great looking monsters, I particularly like the golem, frostgrave has got me digging out ancient d&d models and refurbing for the game.
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks. Frostgrave does seem to be giving a new use for many old miniatures.

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  5. The worm is revolting, well done

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    1. Just the reaction I hoped for, thanks.

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    1. Cheers, Dave. I am quite satisfied with my colour choices for that worm.

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  7. The worm looks much like a Chthonian. Nice painting!

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  8. Ol' Stoney comes up a treat! And the Worm? Utterly repulsive, mission accomplished!

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  9. Nice job - I wouldn't want to run afoul of either one!

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    1. Thanks Peter. I agree, best stay clear of them.

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  10. That worm is so gorgeously monstery your pallet choice is perfect. The golem is a total contrast but works very well too

    Ian

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    1. I am glad you like them Ian, thanks!

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  11. Very nice! That worm looks rather intimidating I'd say.

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    1. It had the desired effect then. Thanks!

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  12. The idea of the worm sneaking up on that nice lady while she is praying is quite unpleasant. You have conjured up a couple of horrors, well done!

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    1. Never fear, her sister saved her. The worm did not get to prey on her while she prayed! Thanks Michael.

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