Thursday, 4 April 2013

Grenadier Fantasy Lords 1st Series 138 Hippogriff

Next up from the lead mountain... another Grenadier sculpt:
I have to be honest and say that when this one was extracted I was not enthused. I am not a fan of large winged creatures in fantasy settings (dragons excepted), purely for the reason that they take up an inordinate amount of space to store, and also because they collect dust like a dragon gathers gold! Still, out with the brushes...

I made a decision to keep the colour scheme as simple as possible - just a light gray for the wings and body, white on the neck, and yellow for the beak, crest and legs/claws, followed by a dark wash and then lots and lots of highlighting, starting with light gray and then working up to white for the wing tips. It actually brushed up quite well, especially the wings:
It turned out a lot better than I expected it to - good quality sculpting from Grenadier! - but to be honest I can't see this figure getting too much table play, unless I make it a centre piece of my Hordes Of The Things (HOTT) wood elf army. Hmmm...


  1. He has come out rather nice thought, good job. How long had you owned him?

  2. Hi, the mini was acquired off e-bay as part of a job lot about 3-4 years ago, and came with a fairly basic paint job - I had to strip that off before making my attempt. Thanks for the kind words!

  3. I like him, to be honest, I kinda think he's one of the better versions of this beast that's out there, leadwise.