Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Ghouls

Bit of a small update here. Owing to my very exciting life getting in the way (which, frankly, makes a change) I was only able to do a couple more models this week. They're both "Ghouls of Acheron" by Rackham, so they'll fit in well with the undead soldiers that I've already done. They have a suitably shriveled and nasty look, and are far better miniatures than GW has ever produced for its ghouls.

Unfortunately, they're also very spindly. The standing ghoul broke just above the ankles, so I used a pillar and a metal spike as bits that he could lean against and which would hold him up. I then used green stuff to rebuild his lower legs to connect them to the feet. I think it's turned out alright.`




The painting was just bleached bone washed with strong tone (where would I be without strong tone? Well, here, to be honest, but less well equipped) and highlighted back up with white. The faces are so small, and so lined, that it made sense just to emphasise the lines and creases.

What's next? Well, I've been challenged to make a model out of the box, without converting it at all. My robot rickshaw has become something of a legend, and this is at the opposite end of the scale. So, I've got an ancient GW dragon that I'm going to put together without any conversions. Will I fight the urge to make "improvements"? Wish me luck!

7 comments:

Skully said...

This look mean! Great choice of minis, Toby!

Skully said...

THOSE look mean. Sorry.

James F said...

Great work as usual Toby

Toby said...

Thanks! Rackham did some very weird and very stylish models back in the day. I really like these miniatures, even if they are very flimsy!

Toby said...

Cheers James! How's the Carnivale stuff going?

James F said...

I’ve checked all the boxes are there and handed out rulebook a like confetti :). I’ve just finished my painting pledge for November so now I can treat myself to assembling some of the carnivale stuff.... where to start though?

Toby said...

Did you manage to get Parky involved? There are guns after all (albeit wonky primitive ones)!