"For a moment we thought it was the howl of the biting wind, heavy with snow. Barely able to discern our frozen and mittened hands in front of our faces; where had this storm come from?
We discovered, too late, that there was more than just the elements to contend with today…
Well it has been a long time coming, but my first entry to this year's challenge is this rather splendid lump of lead as part of the bonus theme round - 'Cold'. It is a 'Heresy Miniatures' Snow Troll that I picked up a while back for no other reason than it looked cool and was half price - it was surely meant to be. Suffice to say that it has languished, in its many pieces*, at the bottom of the pile until the fortuitous revealing of this year's themed rounds.
*Ten to be exact and took a fair bit of putting together!
Scaled for 28mm miniatures, this monster stands an impressive 50mm tall, with an even more impressive span of his mighty arms. It was also to prove to be my first experience with the new airbrush, which certainly helped speed up the process and made the application of paint to all those difficult to reach areas a breeze.
Given that this creature lives in the frozen peaks of some formidable mountain range, it seemed appropriate to make the base snow themed and once again my tub of 'Army Painter' snow flock mixed with PVA glue came to the reduce all based on a 'Warbases' 60mm MDF disc.
As a final touch, I couldn't resist, but to add some gore to his gaping maw, gigantic hands and of coarse a trail in the snow on the base.
This is, of course, a shameless re-posting of my first entry to the 'Vth The Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge' and forms part of the bonus theme round, 'Cold'. I was greatly impressed by the other entries in this the first of seven bonus rounds and would employe you to take a look for yourselves and cast a vote or two for your favourites. Click HERE to see for yourself.
A quick 'before' shot, showing all ten separate parts, well worth the effort though.