First up are two very big Minotaurs from Grenadier and...something else. The former go with the ones I painted a few weeks back. Somehow they got dropped into a box marked "demons and devils" and forgotten until I did some cleaning the other day. I could not let them go unpainted when their pals were done. The guy on the right was in the same box and I pulled it out too as it looked like another minotaur, albeit of different design. I'm pretty sure it's legitimately a devil of some sort.
From the back. I like these sculpts. They have plenty of personality and look good painted up.
Since I've been running Keep on the Borderlands for some friends on a periodic basis, I knew I was going to need Gnolls at some point. Happily, Iron Wind is producing old Ral Partha figures and I was able to procure a Gnoll Starter Army of a dozen pups. There are five pairs with various weapons, plus a larger commander and a single archer.
I kept their shields fairly simple, though how a mangy guy got a nice colorful shield is anybody's guess.
It wouldn't be a Gnoll army without some flails. But, all of the weapons were pretty nice.
Some more. For the skin, the description Gygax wrote was grey-green, so that is what they got. however, for the fur I went with a nice golden brown in honor of my Golden Retriever who kept interrupting me while I painted.
Also for the Keep, I'm going to need more zombies than the few I have, so I picked up a four pack with the Gnolls from Ral Partha (they're left). The rightmost two were from the pile I got from my college roommate. The thing second from left isn't really a zombie - in fact, I have no idea what it is, but it looks enough like a zombie for me.
They were a fun lot to paint, something a little bit different.
I like to paint in even numbers and, with only three monsters, I needed some filler -- I like to move around to different figures constantly to let paint dry but stay busy. I went with these three lasses, two are from the same group I painted earlier. The one on the right was, I thought at first, another medusa. But, when I started painting her, realized she just had big hair. Thus, she is just a civilian, albeit nicely dressed.
Oh Keith, that's a motley collection of denizens. Impressive lead-pile clearing, how many miniatures is that so far? I like the skin tone on those gnolls, didn't realise that is the classic authentic colour. Really nice grey skin tone on the zombies too - what's the base for that? My favourite of the bunch is that cockatrice - super cute! I'd take one of those as a rather flamboyant pet.
28 figures that look to average out to 28mm across the lot, so a total of 140, plus a couple bonus for the colourful gnoll shields. Brings your tally over 1300 - amazing !