Thursday, 12 March 2020

"Guardians Entombed As Part Of The Barbarian's Funeral."

"Some of the guardians may have been destroyed over the centuries."
These two 28mm scale metal models of a pair of Barrow Guardians are produced by "Otherworld Miniatures", and can be bought either separately from their "Official Barrowmaze Miniatures" range, or the custodian stood upon a plinth can be obtained from The Monsters of Barrowmaze Boxed Set (Code BMB1). Sculpted by Andrew May, the figures were produced back in January 2014, as part of the successful Barrowmaze Complete campaign on "Indiegogo".

Multi-part pieces, I decided to attach a shield to both of my models to indicate that they were Greater Barrow Guardians. This was rather a straightforward process for the stone construct stood upon a circular slab, as there were plenty of 'contact points' for the super-glue to bond to. Unfortunately, the same could not be said for his companion, and in the end I had to patiently pin his shield literally into his hand with some wire after it initially broke free whilst I was gritting the miniature's base.
"A stone statue of a warrior, which can animate to protect the tomb which is has been assigned to guard." 
Both magically animated custodians, along with the plinth, were initially primed using two coats of “Vallejo” Heavy Bluegrey, washed with “Citadel” Nuln Oil, and dry-brushed with (more) "Vallejo" Heavy Bluegrey. I then applied some washes of "Citadel" Biel-Tan Green and Agrax Earthshade to each sculpture so as to suggest extreme weathering, and finally tidied each ensemble up with a second (lighter) dry-brush of “Vallejo” Heavy Bluegrey.

In addition to my Barrow Guardians I have completed a 28mm scale pewter model of a Yellow Mould. This is also produced by "Otherworld Miniatures", and is available as DM7g from their range of Dungeon Monsters. Hand-sculpted by Paul Muller, the creature represents "a colony of yellow mould, a nasty fungus-like infestation, often found growing on decaying matter in caverns and dungeons."
"If disturbed... This mould bursts forth with a cloud of poisonous spores."
"Very dangerous if disturbed by unwary explorers", I originally super-glued the furry textured monster to a plastic "Citadel" 40mm circular base, and primed it with "Vallejo" Heavy Brown. I then applied two coats of "Vallejo" Heavy Goldbrown over the entire creature, and shaded it using a copious amount of "Citadel" Gryphonne Sepia.

Lastly, the "deadly threat to adventurers" was dry-brushed using some (more) "Vallejo" Heavy Golden Brown, and a lesser highlight of Heavy Ochre. At this stage however, I suddenly realised that there wasn't any room on the model's base for me to apply wither any sand, grit or static grass. As a result, I therefore carefully prised the Yellow Mould from off of its stand, and permanently attached it to a "Citadel" 50mm circular base instead.

10 comments:

  1. those look great. i wanna learn how to do aged i guess its bronzed statues, where u have the metal and the green in the crevises. i forget what that is.

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    1. Thanks very much, Mr Martin. I've painted a few bronze statues with verdigris on them. I think the most recent one can be found here: https://fantorical.blogspot.com/2020/01/to-isengard-with-doom-we-come.html

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  2. Nice work on them all mate. So much great minis over at Otherworld. Love the new goblins they have done as well.

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    1. Cheers Simon.I totally agree. I've a few of their goblins... They're uber cute :-)

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  3. Nice post once again. This D&D month is great! Great job on the barrow guardians. Lovely minis really brought to life with the painting you have done. That yellow mould is ace too! Looks icky and slimy, smashing paint job.

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    1. Thanks Undercoat. I'm enjoying all this "Dungeons & Dragons" stuff too. Lots more to come, with some more oozes amongst other denizens.

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  4. The barrow guardians have turned out well (if a little perturbing), looking as if they mean business.
    The carbuncle of doom is something I'd have made (like many DnD 'blob-type' gribblies, but I doubt I couldhave done such an excellent paint job.

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    1. Cheers Joe. I've got another couple of Barrow Guardians to do at some point, plus a load more oozes etc. You're quite right, you could make your own, but I rather like the "Otherworld Miniatures" range of oozes myself, and they were on a discount when I bought them.

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  5. I do just love the ‘zits’ takes me right back early D&D

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    1. Thanks Dave. I really do like all the old "D&D" stuff "Otherworld Miniatures" are doing currently. Great minis imho.

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