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"Well, That's No Ordinary Rabbit!"

"Oh, it's just a harmless little bunny, isn't it?"

These two 30mm scale "high quality resin" Dungeon Bunnies are hand cast by “Zealot Miniatures” and can be bought from their Twisting Catacombs range. Sculpted by Eddie Fisher, both the Tame and Vicious sculpts are "suitable for most popular dungeon RPG Games", and stand 7mm and 14mm tall respectively.


The Tame rabbit was primed using a double-helping of "Vallejo" White, before being shaded in Pale Grey. The diminutive animal was then initially dry-brushed with some (more) "Vallejo" White. But I found the miniature to be so tiny that this technique simply didn't work, so in the end I just built up some highlights on the creature's tail, legs, paws, mouth and floppy ears with a size 000 "Windsor & Newton" Series 233 University brush.

"That's the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on!"

I dabbed a little "Vallejo" Heavy Warmgrey on the bunny's tiny nose and later washed it with some watered-down "Citadel" Carroburg Crimson. In a break from my usual methodology of separating colours with a thin line of "Citadel" Abaddon Black, I subsequently applied some additional Carroburg Crimson directly to the insides of the rabbit's ears to give them a distinctly pinkish tinge.

"What's he do, nibble your bum?"

As I initially plan to use both Dungeon Bunnies as Imps for "Frostgrave" by "Osprey Games", I decided to pigment the Vicious incarnation with "Vallejo" Heavy Red, shade it with pure "Citadel" Carroburg Crimson, and dry-brush it with (more) "Vallejo" Heavy Red. I then applied some "Vallejo" White to the animal's sharp teeth, and a combination of "Vallejo" Heavy Violet and "Citadel" Druchii Violet to its tongue.


Originally, I was planning on settling upon the demonic rabbit having plain "Vallejo" White eyes just like its cute-looking counterpart. However, I suddenly thought that they'd look even more Hellish if I actually used this colour as a simple base layer for some "Vallejo" Green Fluorescent. Finally, the fiend's nose was finished with a little dab of "Citadel" Abaddon Black.

"North Star Military Figures" WIPs - This Wolf has been primed, layered and washed

Sticking with "Frostgrave" I have also started progressing four Wolves by "North Star Military Figures" and hope to use them as test subjects for some experimental sponge-work. To be honest I am not all that enamoured with the actual sculpting on these 28mm sized metal figures though, as they look a little too fox-like in their faces for my liking...

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joehcc
joehcc
Apr 15, 2021

Two very different rabbits and two excellent paint-jobs on such small gifures. Cute and cuddly to vicious and scary - hwat a great pair ! The wolf doesn;t look that bad imho, but sitting , howling isn;t my favourite pose.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Apr 15, 2021
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Cheers Joe. The rabbits were great fun to paint, and I was pleased they turned out so well. Plenty more Zealot Miniatures to come too.


The wolf seems to be getting some love clearly, but the sculpt simply isn't doing it for me, tbh - nor the other three poses in the pack. Still the quartet are finished now and should be posted up before the end of the month.

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wsd50
Apr 07, 2021

Well I wasn't expecting that when I popped over here! The rabbits are very cool!


I don't think the wolf sculpt is that bad to be honest, though it might just be your painting that's lifted it.


Cheers Roger.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Apr 07, 2021
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Cheers Roger. I'm super pleased with the rabbits, and may get some more in the future. The wolf sculpt shown is arguably the best of the bunch, imho, but even it suffered with a casting flaw in its mouth - which at first I thought were fangs. All four models are now finished, so once I've flocked their bases with snow a couple of times I'll post them up.

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undercoat2670
Apr 07, 2021

Great little rabbits. Very characterful sculpts and fab paint jobs. Great stuff. It would be great to see more minis from that company.

I think the wolf is a bit bland, but I like your colour scheme so far.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Apr 07, 2021
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Thanks Undercoat. Love the Zealot Miniatures range, so expect plenty more of them to make an appearance over the next few months. Indeed, I think this company could fast become one of my favourites for alternative Frostgrave sculpts.


It might be I've been spoiled by seeing some corking dire wolf sculpts lately. But I still don't feel the Frostgrave Wolves are all that good tbh. Perhaps they'll grow on me..?

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wargamesterrainworkshop
wargamesterrainworkshop
Apr 07, 2021

Great looking rabbits Simon, don't mind the wolf sculpt, looks very timber wolf

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Apr 07, 2021
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Thanks Dave. The rabbits were a lot of fun to paint despite being a bit fiddly due to their size. The Wolves are already finished, as I found them to lack any fangs or tongues, or any of the detail I was anticipating - except for plenty of flash and casting flaws. I've since realised they were added to the Frostgrave range having been taken from another line - presumably to fill a gap in the bestiary..?

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