“Made From Living Stone…”
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.
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.
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.