Saturday, 16 February 2019

"There He Took Up Again His Great Ring In Barad-dur..."

"...And dwelt there, dark and silent, until he wrought himself a new guise, an image of malice and hatred..."
This "cartoon scale white metal figure" of Lord Rascal The Necromancer is produced by “Lucid Eye Publications” and can be bought from the company's "Toon Realms" range. "Provided with one 30mm display base" and sculpted by Steve Saleh, this nefarious magic-user is set to be the lead villain of my 'Lord Of The Toons' project using the "Dragon Rampant" rule-set.

Capable of firing lightning bolts from his very fingertips, the figure was initially primed with "Citadel" Abaddon Black and later heavily dry-brushed using some "Vallejo" Heavy Charcoal. I then applied some “Citadel” Ironbreaker to the Summoner's staff, and washed both his robes and metal pole with Nuln Oil in order to darken them down.
"Frostgrave" WIP - The Zombie Snow Troll has been primed, washed and dry-brushed
Due to wanting this wizard to appear close to death himself, I painted his flesh using a combination of “Citadel” Rakarth Flesh and Reikland Fleshshade, and subsequently 'highlighted' his fingers, toes and facial features with a bit more Rakarth Flesh. Originally, I had been considering painting Lord Rascal's eyes red, but then felt that "Vallejo" Dead White would probably provide him with something akin to the look of a Nosferatu instead.

Lastly, I thought it would be quite nice to paint his unholy staff's skull in exactly the same way as I've previously painted his Skeleton Swordsmen and spear-carrying Warriors; almost as if to suggest what happens to those Undead soldiers who anger him greatly. As a result the unfortunate head was pigmented using "Vallejo" Dark Sand, heavily washed in "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade and finally dry-brushed using both (more) "Vallejo" Dark Sand, as well as Dead White.
"Star Wars: Legion" WIPs - The three Scout Troopers have been primed, washed and dry-brushed
Sticking with Fantasy wargaming, whilst continuing my recent "Frostgrave" renaissance, I have re-started work on a formidably-sized Zombie Snow Troll by "North Star Military Figures". Rather than paint the Undead "predatory species of giant-kin" a rather plain grey though, I've decided to add a ghastly greenish hue to its decaying complexion with some "Citadel" Biel-Tan Green shade and subsequent dry-brush of "Vallejo" Heavy Bluegrey.

In addition I have also been busy assembling, priming and washing the rest of my "Fantasy Flight Games" Scout Troopers. This seven-figure "Star Wars: Legion" expansion set contains some of my favourite sculpts of the range yet, including two "heavy weapons specialists"; a saboteur armed with sonic charges or a sniper carrying picking an DLT-19X targeting blaster.

14 comments:

  1. Lovely job on Lord Rascal. Really can't wait to see the scout troopers finished.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Simon. I'm looking forward to getting the Scout Troopers on the tabletop too :-)

      Delete
  2. I like the painting on Lord rascal, although I don't like the figure or the range itself. That is just a personal opinion.
    The zombie snow troll looks promising, I have only found one painted example (Kev Dallimore's), so yours will be a 100% increase on what the internet has to offer.
    The white painted snow troopers are looking good apart from the mould line across the `dome' of the helmet.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cheers Phil. Oh dear, if you're not a fan of the "Toon Realms" range then there are a lot of future postings coming which you're not going to enjoy much then I'm afraid, as I have a lot more painted minis to come.

      I too was a bit surprised that no-one else seems to have posted about the Zombie Snow Troll, especially as its such an impressive sculpt imho. Hopefully my interpretation will successfully suggest an alternative palette.

      I must confess that I didn't even see that mould line until you pointed it out. Hopefully the finished paint-job will distract/mask it.

      Delete
  3. Lord Rascal is great, really nice job. I can't envisage Sauron as a little bald bloke though!! Can't wait to see the scout troopers done as they look nice sculpts. Same for that zombie troll. My interest in Frostgrave is quite high as the new plastic wizard kit looks awesome and a new book is out soon too. May have to delve into my Frostgrave pile!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Undercoat. Perhaps there is more Gargamel than Sauron to the sculpt, but this project is 'Lord Of The Toons' after all :-)

      I need to spend a few painting sessions focusing upon my "Frostgrave" stuff, and getting part of my backlog finished. Perhaps the theme for March? I don't though want to get too distracted my "Toon Realms" project though...

      Delete
  4. Great work on Lord Rascal Simon, like the green tone to the zombie troll, and the scouts are off to a great start

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cheers Dave, and great to see you yesterday. Your "WWF" knowledge is clearly encyclopedic compared to mine LOL!! I plan to post up some of the great minis I bought off you tomorrow as part of my "Beachhead Loot 2019" article, so hopefully that'll generate some more interest in your Zodiac range.

      Delete
    2. Was great to see you to mate, always handy to have other hobbies ! LOL
      With all the WTW models you have you might need a challenge month to clear the backlog ! ;)

      Delete
    3. That is certainly an idea, Dave, as I have a load of your tip top scenery to paint too... Might need to dig some stuff out, now you've got me thinking; especially as I've realised I painted up a load of your Graveyard stuff for "Frostgrave".

      Delete
  5. There is much to admire in this post, Simon. I like all of the figures but if I had to pick just one favourite it would be the zombie snow troll. Undead rule!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Bryan. I'm not sure why I decided to halt painting the Zombie Snow Troll, as it's such an awesome sculpt. Perhaps I simply fell out of love with "Frostgrave" after playing it, but it should certainly be finished now.

      Delete
  6. Lord Rascal fits the bill as a Evil Carttony character - great figure and suitably amusing.
    The troll will no doubt turn out great once you've worked your magic,but it doesn't inspire me atm.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cheers Joe. I'm a big fan of the "Toon Realms" minis as you've probably guessed. Hopefully the "Frostgrave" Zombie Snow Troll will impress a little more once I've got some paint on him.

      Delete

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.