Saturday, 21 March 2015

Ral Partha "All Things Dark And Dangerous" 02-940 Skeleton Giant

Not had too much time to either paint or post this month - I've either been away on business, or else I've been ferrying kids around to look at universities - but I have managed to finish this magnificent beastie off:
It's a sculpt by Julie Guthrie, and it's just fantastic. Everything about it is quality - the pose, the detail on the armour, everything. I was looking for centre piece for an Undead HOTT army I am working on, and when this came out of the lead mountain I know it was perfect for the job.  It is a seriously big bit of metal - look at the size of it compared to the GW zombie!

This was a pleasure to paint - base white, with red for the remnants of clothing, and then a sepia wash from a company called Lavado, which gave the bones a suitably grubby look and which really brought out the detail. After that, light dry brushing and picking out highlights. Simples! If I had one criticism of the figure, the base was rather thick - I suppose it has to be to support something that big! - but I think I managed to successfully disguise it beneath a layer of PVA glue, gravel and static grass from 4ground. The figure is on a 60mm x 40mm base for use in HOTT.
  
Really pleased with the way this turned out!

10 comments:

  1. I coveted this mini for years, it wasn't until a few years ago that I found him available from Ironwind. He looks pretty awesome, except for his inappropriately positioned weapon hand :D If only it was moved a little to the right?

    Still a great mini, yours came out great!

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    1. LOL! I never even considered that! Thanks for the kind comments... and I think I need to supply a new pic!

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  2. Lovely, in an undead sort of way

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    1. Thank you for the kind comment!

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  3. Great paint on a great, old sculpt.

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    1. Thank you for the kind comment!

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  4. I brought one of those waaaaayyy back in 98, base coated it and never finished it, in fact I've been considering painting it up this past month.....

    And now I get this nice example to inspire me!

    LOL

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    1. You should! It's a really great figure to paint, and extremely rewarding :)

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  5. I love it! It really has the aspect of an eldritch horror. Way to resurrect (see what I did) a great old sculpt.
    Now I'm curious about HOTT. I've never read the rules...

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    1. The rules are not especially well written BUT when you manage to decipher them, they are an excellent, lightweight set of fantasy rules. Well worth investigating!

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