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"Brain Moles Hunger For Psionic Energy."

Updated: Apr 17, 2021

'They will attack victims by psionically burrowing into their brains.'

These three 15mm long pewter models of some Brain Moles are produced by "Otherworld Miniatures", and can be bought from their Dungeon Monsters range under Code DM30. Sculpted by Paul Muller, the single-piece castings depict the burrowing animals watching for the approach of their psionic prey.


"Small, furry, and nearly blind", the tiny creatures were attached to 25mm plastic slotta-bases and primed with two layers of "Citadel" Abaddon Black. Their furry hide was then dry-brushed with "Vallejo" Heavy Charcoal before being shaded in "Citadel" Nuln Oil.

"Brain moles eat small insects when they can’t get psionic energy."

I picked out out their tiny webbed feet, tails and star-shaped noses with a little "Vallejo" Heavy Warmgrey, and later washed these areas with "Citadel" Carroburg Crimson. As a final touch I dotted their diminutive eyes with a dab of "Vallejo" Heavy Red and (more) "Citadel" Carroburg Crimson.

"Zealot Miniatures" WIPs - This Yeti has been primed, shaded and dry-brushed

Having finished this trio of power leeching dungeon denizens, I have turned my attention to another of my alternative sculpts for "Frostgrave" by "Zealot Miniatures". This Dorset-based manufacturer has really fired my imagination with its incredible range of snow-based monsters, and this particular 40mm Yeti was the first of Boris Woloszyn's figures to catch my eye.


I've only currently purchased a few resin models from the Litchmyre Dungeon Collection, as I wanted to see just how well the company's "quality PU Resin" worked as a modelling medium. But having now assembled and pigmented a couple of figures, my long term-plan is to acquire a fair few more of their wandering monsters, as well as enough heroes with which to form an adventuring warband.

"Privateer Press" WIPs - This Paladin Weaver is slowly having all of his detail picked out

Fortunately, despite this distraction, I have still found the time to make some healthy progress on the Iron Star Alliance Paladin Weaver I plan to field for my games of Warcaster: Neo-Machinika. This "solo" unit by "Privateer Press" is absolutely covered in intricate detail, but should soon be finished now all its brass-coloured areas have been base-coated with "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna.

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joehcc
joehcc
15. Apr. 2021

The Brain moles look fun little creatures, though they're probably deadly in combat.

The Yeti is coming along nicely and good luck with all that detailon the wayfarer.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
15. Apr. 2021
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Thanks Joe. The Brain Moles were great to paint and the Yeti is already finished too. Just need to do some dry-brushing on the Wayfarer's robes before I crack on with his brass work.

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undercoat2670
13. Apr. 2021

That mole is a weird monster! Painted very nicely but still weird!

The yeti looks awesome! Great looking mini.

Those Warcaster minis are great. I like the aesthetic enormously. The blue on this one goes with the metal brilliantly.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
13. Apr. 2021
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Cheers Undercoat. I'd not heard of Brain Moles before I researched them and was surprised at how much info there was on them as a D&D encounter. I think the minis are super-cute.


The Yeti is what attracted me to Zealot Minis in the first place, and apart from its hefty £10 price tag I'm delighted with it - Indeed, I'd have bought a couple more to create a small pack if the figure was somewhat cheaper.


I was somewhat surprised at how bland the official Weaver's paint-job was, as its robes are black. But there again I'm not replicating its fluorescent orange either, LOL!!

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planetmut
12. Apr. 2021

Those moles are cute little buggers, even if they do eat brainwaves :-) The Yeti looks really good too, plenty of texture on the fur. I just looked at Zealot's site and they have some awesome stuff, I'll have to see what the postage to the US is though.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
12. Apr. 2021
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Thanks very much Planetmut. The Brain Moles were a bit of an impulse purchase from a while ago, which I suddenly came across whilst rummaging through some old Frostgrave sculpts. They immediately went to the front of my painting queue, LOL!!


I've got a few Zealot Minis to come over the next few weeks, as I've found many of the official Frostgrave models to be a bit uninspiring, so as a separate project I aim to populate the Frozen City with a range of Zealot figures instead. The Yeti is now finished and should be posted up at the end of this week.

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