The big lad of Heroquest ladies and gentlemen. The guy you call in when you've just had enough of adventurers messing up your gaff and killing your minions. I mean, who wants to interview another batch of orcs for entry level dungeon lurking after the barbarian has butchered your entire staff? This lad is the very fellow for re-establishing dungeon harmony. I give you the gargoyle.
A certain amount of confusion surrounds this plastic fiend. Is it a statue? Is it the smallest bloodthirster ever created? Was Khorne having a laugh after too many craft ales on a Friday night? "Ha ha, make him smaller, but angrier!" Tzeentch giggled, spilling his gin while looking over Khorne's shoulder as he brought the smallest greater daemon ever into existence.
There's no point referring to the artwork for help. He's portrayed as both massive statue and angry tiny-thirster.
|ARGH! Khorne made me so TINNYYY!!!|
See? Flesh and blood, well, magic and ichor beastie. I guess that's pretty definitive. But no. Here below, we see our big friend again.
Clearly a statue. A proper giant one here too. This is probably how the gargoyle fantasises about himself. "Yeah, I'm massive, look at me smash through that wall, I'm so scary." You do have to feel for the dwarf here. It's a complete FFS moment.
So, with all this contradictory info, I decided statue. it's a gargoyle. That means statue, dammit. I had also just painted a ton of terracotta warriors, so I had a recipe I was happy with. If you fancy using it, the tutorial is here.
As he'd be pretty monotone, I wanted to make his weapons stand out some. I painted his sword coppery, with some green glazes to liven up the golds. The whip I painted as a red hot daemon whip. I used sponge to get the gradient. I wanted the gradient spotty, to try to emulate the sparks of heat you get along heated metal. I was quite happy with it, so I might try that technique for weathering and see how it works. Finally I added some SKULLZ to his base, as you have to, Khorne and that. A few tufts and rotting wood and done!
For an old plastic boardgame guy, I found painting this lad very satisfying. Suck on that, adventurers.
|Skulls for the base God.|