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“Made From Living Stone…”

“…A Stone Golem Is A Tough Opponent For Any Adventurer!”

This 90mm tall “scale model for ages twelve plus” of a Stone Golem is produced by “Zealot Miniatures” and can be bought from their increasingly extensive Fantasy range. Cast in resin, the figure comes in two separate pieces which can easily be permanently attached with a little pinning and super-glue.


The miniature was initially primed with a double helping of "Vallejo" Heavy Bluegrey, and shaded using plenty of “Citadel” Nuln Oil. I then gave the living statue a thorough dry-brush of (more) “Vallejo” Heavy Bluegrey so as to help really bring out all the cracking sculpt’s wonderful details, such as the intricate runes on its large battle-hammer and the braids in its long, dwarf-like beard.

A pair of adventurers attempt to tackle a stone golem in the Frozen City

In addition, I thought I’d add some weathering to the Golem’s stony surface by applying a little “Citadel” Agrax Earthshade and Biel-Tan Green into many of its deeper crevices and overshadowed areas. These parts were then slowly highlighted back up/blended in with the surrounded stone-work with a particularly patient (second) dry-brush of “Vallejo” Heavy Bluegrey.


With the bulk of the monstrous construct completed, I decided to break-up the somewhat monotone look of the creature by layering its wrist-guards in a combination of “Vallejo” Brass and “Citadel” Nihilakh Oxide. These pieces of armour were then marginally ‘brightened up’ with second dry-brush of (more) “Vallejo” Brass.

"Flames Of War" WIPs - A Panzerfaust, an Officer and an NCO have been base-layered

Lastly, I tackled the notion of giving the Stone Golem some glowing eyes, in order to reinforce its magical-empowerment. I therefore delicately dry-brushed a little “Vallejo” White across the brute’s eyebrows and upper cheeks, before dabbing a dollop onto both of the statue’s actual eyes. I later repeated this exact process using “Vallejo Blue Fluorescent instead.


Alongside finishing the latest addition to my “Frostgrave” tabletop, I have been getting the base layers completed on a number of my 15mm soldiers from the “Hit The Beach” starter set for “Flames Of War” by “Battlefront Miniatures”. I’m currently using the German Formation Command Panzerfaust SMG Team as a test stand, and hope to get the trio’s washes and highlights all done before moving on to one of the platoon’s unit leader and Panzerschreck anti-tank team bases.

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undercoat2670
15 Ιουλ 2021

The Stone Golem looks great. He is a chunky boy too! The pics with the Frostgrave minis show how big he is. The additions like metallics and blow effects really add to therefore effect. Really good job. Those Germans are looking fab. Really nicely done so far.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
15 Ιουλ 2021
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Cheers Undercoat. At 90mm the Stone Golem is indeed a beast of a mini, and definitely puts to shame the official "Frostgrave" Stone Construct imho. That particular base of FoW Germans is now finished, so should hopefully be posted up soon as I start working my way through the two 15mm platoons I need to paint.

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wsd50
12 Ιουλ 2021

Gosh I'd forgotten all about that behemoth! great to see him finished in all his glory 😁.


There's a top ten contender if ever I saw one!


Good progress on the "Jerry's" too mate.


Cheers Roger.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
12 Ιουλ 2021
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Thanks Roger. I still have a few older finished figures to post up. But am almost at the end of the line. Hopefully, I'll soon be able to start posting up my Flames of War bases as they're slowly beginning to take shape.

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planetmut
12 Ιουλ 2021

Lovely, lovely work on the golem, you've manage a really good stone effect with your highlighting and shading and the brass pops beautifully. I'm usually not a fan of the glowing eyes effect but you've done it subtly enough that it actually works compared to some I've seen that look like they've had bright green/blue/orange paint thrown across their faces :-) At 9cm tall that is a whopper of a mini.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
12 Ιουλ 2021
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Cheers Planetmut. That's very kind of you to say, I'm not a fan of glowing eyes myself, but felt the Stone Golem deserved something a bit more 'showy' than just red eyes or some such. Zealot Minis do some cracking resin sculpts, some of which are even larger than this brute, LOL!!!

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wargamesterrainworkshop
wargamesterrainworkshop
12 Ιουλ 2021

Great work on your Stone Golem Simon, do you want me to include this in for your scenery submissions ?

Nice progress on your German soldiers

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
12 Ιουλ 2021
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Thanks Dave. I actually finished painting the big fella a couple of months ago, so it's not for the Season of Scenery Challenge, but thanks for the offer. The 15mm German HQ unit minis are now finished, along with a few other FoW figs, but nothing has been based yet. So they won't be posted for a while...

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