Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Grenadier Fantasy Lords Second Series 030 Giant Ogre Champion

Next to be extracted from the Lead Mountain was this beastie from Grenadier. Initially I thought it was a Troll variant, similar to this chappie, and so he was painted accordingly with pale/grey skin. It took a bit of research on Lost Minis to find him, which is when he was ID’d as an Ogre!

The paint job was comparatively simple – grey for the skin, dry brushed with white, and then the main armour was GW Tin Bitz dry brushed with gold. The other colours are simply base colours – leather, green, yellows – with a wash of Army Painter Soft Tone. The base is just flock with a twig from the garden placed at the front.

Many of the early Grenadier figures can look slightly cartoonish – very much in keeping with the illustrations from the AD&D 1st Edition Monster Manual  – and so I was quite pleased with the way this one painted up, as it still manages to look vaguely unpleasant and threatening. It also seems to be a comparatively rare figure; I’ve only seen it a couple of times on certain auction sites. Pleased with the way this one turned out!

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