Thursday 9 February 2023

Giants And Other Stuff

I finished off a few more figures today. Three of them are some rough old 3D prints that were cluttering up my desk. I gave them the best paint-job I could. The other is a metal miniature I acquired years ago that looked like it wouldn't be hard to paint. And it wasn't.


First up is this ogre wielding a couple of bones as clubs. I have a smaller version of this print that, when he's painted, will work with my 15mm HOTT armies.


Secondly we have an impressively large giant. The figure is fairly light because it's almost hollow inside. There's a GW Minas Tirith warrior for sscale.


The giant and the ogre are on 60mm square bases, so can be used as behemoths in 25/28mm HOTT armies. But they're most likely to be used for skirmishes using Song of Blades and Heroes or Battlesworn.

The third 3D print is the Barrel Golem, which is apparently a D&D thing associated with Dwarves. It's a smaller figure and I've based it for use with my 15mm HOTT armies. There's some pyrates for scale.


Finally here's a lovely grey wizard figure, who is determined that you shall not pass. No idea who the manufacturer is. He'll get added to my skirmish collection as well.


There's another batch of figures almost done. But I will try not to turn this into a painting blog. There's far too many of those ...

7 comments:

  1. Good to see painting progress, Kaptain, even if that’s not the aim of the blog 👍🏼👍🏼. Ogre is a very nice model, and the ‘grey magician’ is a lovely casting. Does the quality of the 3D print affect how easy it is to paint the model? (Or have any discernible effect?).

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    1. Obviously a poor quality of print will have a rougher surface, so will require you to work the paint into the cracks, as it were. But otherwise the plastic (PLA) takes paint very well; no worse than metal figures for certain. A swift undercoat and you're good to go!

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  2. Some great miniatures Kaptain - The Wizard is a really nice figure.

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    1. Yes, it is a gorgeous figure, but I have no idea where it's from. I acquired it in a big pile of mostly GW stuff I got given several years ago.

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  3. Nice painting. I like the way you’ve “matched” all the bases. The ogre is a nice figure - I suspect he could also be used as a golem as he has that “look” about him.
    I have a problem with my login at the moment, so this post will doubtless show as Anonymous. If that’s the case, does it mean I also have to leave an irrelevant comment? If so, then kindly consider mine to be — aardvark. 🤣
    Cheers,
    Geoff

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    1. Thanks. I settled on a basing style that works for most of my figures regardless of scale. There are a few things I don't use it for - gladiators just get plain sand, I have a couple of armies on snow bases and my giant monsters are on clear perspex - but otherwise it's my go-to style.

      As for you anonymous comment, I have returned to only allowing comments from Google accounts for now; filtering out the daily abuse from Simon is a bit much at the moment and I need a break. So I apologise for any inconvenience; hopefully you'll get your Google account sorted out.

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    2. Looks like I may have sorted the problem with my Google account. More luck than good judgement.
      Cheers,
      Geoff

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