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“Demon Is Actually The More Common Term For Extraplanar Entity.”

“Few of the demons in Frostgrave have come of their own free will or for their own purpose.”

This 28mm scale metal model of a Minor Demon is made by “North Star Military Figures” and can be bought together with a somewhat smaller Imp Demon as code FGV302 from their “Frostgrave” range. Rather embarrassingly I actually received this figure as part of a Secret Santa gift way back in December 2015, and had initially planned to paint him as part of that year’s Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge.


Described as being “pretty unhappy about being pulled away from their own existence”, the devil was primed with “Vallejo” Heavy Red and washed in “Citadel” Carroburg Crimson. I then ‘picked out’ its hooves, horns and teeth with a combination of “Vallejo” White and “Citadel” Agrax Earthshade”, before applying “Vallejo” Heavy Sienna to all the monster’s fur.

"Goatskins full of blood poured upon Bezerkers before battle instill their bloodlust."

These areas were later drenched in (more) “Citadel” Agrax Earthshade. I did originally just leave the Minor Demon’s tongue black, as per the creature’s ‘official’ paint-job. But I simply didn’t like the way it looked somewhat unfinished, so eventually went back with a little “Vallejo” Heavy Violet and “Citadel” Druchi Violet.


Alongside my latest “Frostgrave” figure I have finished the fourth (and final) 28mm Uruk-hai Bezerker by "Games Workshop" which I needed for my 500-point "Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game" Isengard force. Like so many of my metal “The Lord Of The Rings” miniatures, this old model was bought at a wargaming show over a decade ago , and was painted along the exact same lines to those used for my previously-painted "Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game" super-strong Orcs.

"Rocket Pig Games" WIPs - This Grave Gnasher has been primed, shaded and dry-brushed

Sticking with Fantasy, albeit an entirely different world to that of Joseph A. McCullough or J.R.R. Tolkein, I have made some in-roads on another of my “Rocket Pig Games” sculpts which “FullyCycled” have printed for me in resin. I must admit that this 32mm miniature of a Grave Gnasher has turned out to be a bit softer in detail than I was anticipating, but having looked much closer at the 3D rendering the monster is clearly meant to be a bit ‘blobby’.


Its pre-printed base has also turned out a bit larger than I anticipated, so instead of placing him upon a normal 28mm circular base I have had to use a 40mm instead. This additional size also made me consider placing one or two thematic grave markers around the fiend so as to tie-in to it being an Undead creature of some kind. However, I ultimately felt this might make the entire ensemble a little too busy-looking, or at least, much more difficult to paint.

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undercoat2670
May 15, 2021

Nice work on the demon, good strong red. Always nice to see more Frostgrave stuff. Another beserker! Wow, you are building a scary force there.

The Grave Gnasher is another great design. You keep finding some eclectic, but good looking minis.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
May 15, 2021
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Cheers Undercoat. Much appreciated. Hopefully I can power through the Uruk-hai Crossbowmen as quickly as I have the Bezerkers. I think all the Rocket Pig Games minis are a bit different from the norm, so I look forward to hearing your thoughts when you see them.

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planetmut
May 14, 2021

I really like the way you've done the demon! Very evil looking, and the horns and fur work really well. The Uruk is up to the usual great standard and I look forward to seeing the completed Grave Gnasher :-)

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
May 15, 2021
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Thanks Planetmut. Four Uruk-hai Crossbowmen next and then on to the White Wizard himself to finish off my current "LotR" push.

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wsd50
May 14, 2021

Nice work on the Demon, he looks a similar colour to the Uruk 😁 I used to go a similar colour in the summer on our holidays🙄(remember when the sun was supposed to be good for you!) .


Never heard of a Grave Gnasher, sound like the undead version of Dennis the Menaces' dog! Quite like the figure though.😉


Cheers Roger.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
May 14, 2021
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Cheers Roger. Yup, the "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade and Carroburg Crimson definitely seem to have the same effect over "Vallejo" Heavy Red. Never noticed it before now.


"Rocket Pig Games" do some great sculpts imho. The Grave Gnasher will be the opposing magician to the Clockwork Mage for now; albeit I'll probably swap him out when I get round to doing a (third) Death-based faction. I think he'll look rather good once his hammer/staff is painted etc.

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wargamesterrainworkshop
May 14, 2021

Great work on the demon and Uruk Simon, and another two finished. The Grave gnasher, could prove a difficult one to paint with the softer detail, maybe some extreme highlights to help define shapes and areas

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
May 14, 2021
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Thanks Dave. I was a bit thrown by just how similar the "Citadel" Carroburg Crimson and Agrax Earthshade turn out over a "Vallejo" Heavy Red layer. Hard to tell the difference imho, LOL!!!


I've certainly got some washes and dry-brushes in mind for the smoother areas of the Grave Gnasher. Hopefully, once his belly teeth are picked out, shaded and highlighted it'll give the rest a bit more definition. Plus the bracelets and axe should throw some additional colours out too.

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