88380a/b Ghoul

I had been a little hesitant to paint up these guys because the reference photos on the Chainmail packaging are just awful.

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To my surprise, though, the figures are actually really great.  They are a quick paint job and they’ve got great texture and definition,

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The paint job was quick and easy: an initial coat of Reaper vampiric skin and then a Reikland Fleshshade wash, followed by two layers of highlights with vampiric skin and linen white.  I kept a wet look by finishing them with a gloss lacquer.  I realized that you can get a nice effect for undead creatures by painting eyes in a contrasting color (here pale green) and then applying a quick dab of flesh-colored wash to define the eyeball in the socket.

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Hair is reaper blackened brown, which is my new go-to for a black shade that doesn’t suck up all available light.

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Like most of the Ahmut’s Legion figures, I’m basing these using a brown base, a layer of crackle paint, then another brown wash and a darker wash to bring out the texture.  The bones here are from the recently concluded RBJ Games Kickstarter.  I now have skulls for days, but I’ll probably need to re-up on bones and skeletal fragments soon.  I really like how these bases turned out, though.

I’m halfway through painting up the Skeletal Equicephs.  I should finish the other one this week.

FullSizeRender 4.jpgIn the meantime, though, I’ve finally re-primed the Hill Giant and plan on finally finishing up the Drazen’s Horde run.  Depending on if I can get him right the first time or not, I hope to have that done by mid-week.  We’ll see.

2 thoughts on “88380a/b Ghoul”

  1. Nice work on the Ghouls. I really like what you’ve done with the bases. I haven’t tackled crackle paint yet, but it’s probably something I should look at. The Reaper Blackened Brown paint sounds really good too. I just spent the last 10 minutes looking through RBJ’s site. A lot of cool minis, and those skulls look like a nice deal.

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  2. This is one of the first miniature games I picked up! My friends and I all picked out a faction (by the time I got to pick, dwarves were pretty much the only choice left). I spent around $100 to get started and they all quit by the time I got my stuff ready. Didn’t even get a single game in… Awesome models though!

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