Thursday, 9 July 2015

Ghoul King



In the spirit of completion, I would like to offer up my final 'Heresy Miniatures' Ghoul - the Ghoul King himself!  There are two versions of this reassuringly large miniature available for purchase on the company's webstore, a shy retiring type and this one, who is happy to just let everything hang out.  



Again expect a little construction, but given this model's larger size there wasn't anything too taxing to overcome.  The paint scheme followed the the rest of the tribe and had to go through that uncomfortable 'blue' period, but ultimately holds together with the others.  The rat familiar is a nice touch on this model, but I wasn't overly enamoured with a large, scarab like beetle on his right thigh so this was removed.


Basing was again carefully matched to tie them all together and a slathering of gore completes the look. The fearsome Noctelinger are now a force to be reckoned with, but will their Master make an appearance before the end of the summer?

52 comments:

  1. Oooh, practice for all those zombicide zombies coming at Christmas?

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    1. Which reminds me that I still need to confess that little indiscretion to the Saintly Mrs. Awdry!

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  2. Wonderful job as usual, those shades are fantastic!

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    1. Thank you so much Luca although they look better when seen from a distance.

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  3. A splendid addition to the nastiness!

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    1. There seems to be a lot of it about at the moment!

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  5. Exellent work , love the blood :)

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    1. Thank you, Tamiya Clear red to the rescue!

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  6. Brilliant! Very nice work once again Michael. Now when will we see a game in which Solomon Awdry sends these fiends back to the hell pit which spawned them?

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    1. Thank you Mark and I'm definitely running out of excuses regarding a game; must try and get something sorted out.

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  7. Another excellent piece and a fitting addition to the ghouls.

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    1. Thank you Joe, that should be them done for a while now.

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  8. Fantastic details Michael! Great work!

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  9. Now, this is the stuff of nightmares.... scary & digusting!!! Congratulations on yet another amazing mini!

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    1. Thank you, this one was great fun to work on with so many wonderful details.

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  10. The attention to the details you've painted on the model really make it something special. How many other paintjobs feature a mucky backside?!
    Top work!

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    1. Thank you Roy, he was certainly a blast to work on.

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  11. interesante mini si señor
    un saludo
    j.d.

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  12. Top drawer, Michael.

    "...but will their Master make an appearance before the end of the summer?"

    Consider me intrigued.

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    1. Thank you Mr. Finch, I shall have to double my efforts to reveal the overlord!

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  13. What a splendid looking chap he is Michael. Lovely painting again :)

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  14. Lovely job Sir Michael! Beautiful skintones. You've gotta rock out with your cock out especially if your the king.

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    1. Well when you put it like that, what more can I say? :)

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  15. That is just brilliant...in a disgustingly vile sort of way. Love the colour and the horrific details!

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    1. Thank you so much Gordon, the brilliant sculpt makes the whole job so much easier.

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  16. Wonderful brushwork, Michael. You turn any canvass into a work of art.

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    1. That is incredibly kind Dean, thank you.

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  17. Lovely job - great ghoulish colour.

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  18. Fiendishly disturbing stuff once again, Sir. That wouldn't look out of place in the game "The Evil Within"; an especially terrifying game for over-forties which is currently keeping me awake at night :-)

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    1. Thank you Simon, just googled the Evil Within and it looks absolutely terrifying!

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  19. Great job on the skin tones Michael ... they look like the skin tone for your ghouls in which you mentioned the colours you used in the comments section. I think it involves London Grey ... if I remember correctly that is.

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    1. Thank you and I really should have mentioned the colours in the post, but just as a recap: based with French Mirage, to this was added some Deep Yellow. The details were washed with Blue Shade to pick out details like the spine. A little Pale Sand was added to the original mix before another wash of AP strong tone. Final details were picked out by adding some Sky Grey to the highlight mix.

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  20. Lovely work and i really like the ghoul skin colour. :)

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    1. Thank you, just posted the recipe in the above comment if it is of any use.

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  21. Ghouls are ghoulish (yuk). However, with the bluish color you have captured their yukkishness quite well, Michael.

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    1. Thank you Jay, pleased the 'yukkishness' is winning through. ;)

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  22. Just ace! Like with your previous ghouls I really like the skin tone. He's certainly some very unpleasant bugger to deal with.

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    1. Thank you Nick, great fun to work on too, especially with all the gruesome details to pick out.

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  23. Now that put s different spin on "a little spade work"...

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    1. He does look a bit handy with his shovel doesn't he!

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  24. Great work on the ghoul! A gruesome looking fella for sure!

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    1. That is very kind of you Jonas, thank you.

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  25. Fantastic work Michael. Your collection of ghouls grows ever grizzlier looking with every addition to it. Awesome Sauce indeed :)

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  26. Very impressive work on the King. The pale blueish skin colour is excellent.

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