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"There He Took Up Again His Great Ring In Barad-dur..."

"...And dwelt there, dark and silent, until he wrought himself a new guise, an image of malice and hatred..."

This "cartoon scale white metal figure" of Lord Rascal The Necromancer is produced by “Lucid Eye Publications” and can be bought from the company's "Toon Realms" range. "Provided with one 30mm display base" and sculpted by Steve Saleh, this nefarious magic-user is set to be the lead villain of my 'Lord Of The Toons' project using the "Dragon Rampant" rule-set.

Capable of firing lightning bolts from his very fingertips, the figure was initially primed with "Citadel" Abaddon Black and later heavily dry-brushed using some "Vallejo" Heavy Charcoal. I then applied some “Citadel” Ironbreaker to the Summoner's staff, and washed both his robes and metal pole with Nuln Oil in order to darken them down.

"Frostgrave" WIP - The Zombie Snow Troll has been primed, washed and dry-brushed

Due to wanting this wizard to appear close to death himself, I painted his flesh using a combination of “Citadel” Rakarth Flesh and Reikland Fleshshade, and subsequently 'highlighted' his fingers, toes and facial features with a bit more Rakarth Flesh. Originally, I had been considering painting Lord Rascal's eyes red, but then felt that "Vallejo" Dead White would probably provide him with something akin to the look of a Nosferatu instead.

Lastly, I thought it would be quite nice to paint his unholy staff's skull in exactly the same way as I've previously painted his Skeleton Swordsmen and spear-carrying Warriors; almost as if to suggest what happens to those Undead soldiers who anger him greatly. As a result the unfortunate head was pigmented using "Vallejo" Dark Sand, heavily washed in "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade and finally dry-brushed using both (more) "Vallejo" Dark Sand, as well as Dead White.

"Star Wars: Legion" WIPs - The three Scout Troopers have been primed, washed and dry-brushed

Sticking with Fantasy wargaming, whilst continuing my recent "Frostgrave" renaissance, I have re-started work on a formidably-sized Zombie Snow Troll by "North Star Military Figures". Rather than paint the Undead "predatory species of giant-kin" a rather plain grey though, I've decided to add a ghastly greenish hue to its decaying complexion with some "Citadel" Biel-Tan Green shade and subsequent dry-brush of "Vallejo" Heavy Bluegrey.

In addition I have also been busy assembling, priming and washing the rest of my "Fantasy Flight Games" Scout Troopers. This seven-figure "Star Wars: Legion" expansion set contains some of my favourite sculpts of the range yet, including two "heavy weapons specialists"; a saboteur armed with sonic charges or a sniper carrying picking an DLT-19X targeting blaster.

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