Sunday 21 November 2021

P is for Purple Worm

This weekend I finished painting this beastie:

I know, I know, there’s only a 2.5% chance of encountering one in Frostgrave, so I should really be sorting out some ghouls or wolves or something of that ilk, but I watched Dune, and he was just there on my painting tile ready to be drybrushed when I was too tired to do any proper painting. And that smile, that damned smile:

It’s a Reaper bones figure, a little small for a true D&D Purple Worm perhaps but just right for making an appearance in Frostgrave and Rangers of Shadow Deep (and especially nice for the price!). Lots of drybrushing and washes made this a very pleasant model to paint of an evening.

I did originally try to weather the lower portion of the worm to make it look like it was all grubby and dusty as it burst out of the ground, but it looked absolutely terrible so I had to go back in and tidy it up again.

I had been planning on adding some greenery to his base, but decided against it in the end as he’s most likely to make an appearance in a Frostgrave game where shrubberies are few and far between.

To give you an idea of scale, here he is with another current denizen of my painting tile, a knight that’s mostly Fireforge iirc:

Painting this brings the Tally to:

34 vs 23 = +11

and also updates the Monstrous Alphabet to:

A is for
B is for
C is for Carrion Crawler
D is for
E is for Elemental (More than one)
F is for Flameskull
G is for Goblin
H is for
I is for
J is for
I is for
L is for Lich
M is for Mind FlayerMyconidMummy
N is for
O is for Owlbear
P is for Purple Worm
Q is for
R is for
S is for Shambling MoundScarecrowSkeleton
T is for
U is for
V is for
W is for
X is for
Y is for
Z is for Zombie

So, only one more to go until I get to cross another entry off on the Challenge:

  • Finish something old
  • Finish a piece of terrain
  • Finish some scatter terrain (3/3)
  • Prep all of the monkeys in the monkey box
  • Paint all of the miniatures in a boxed game
  • Play a game with fully painted miniatures
  • Finish a complete skirmish force for a project (at least 16 miniatures, unless it's for a much smaller scale game like Frostgrave)
  • Repaint something (either a miniature that I have previously painted, or one that was received painted
  • Convert a miniature and show WIP pics
  • Finish the last member of the Nextwave team
  • Complete the classes project (and when I do that, start a project to have painted miniatures to represent all of the Races in the Players Handbook)
  • Add at least 3 entries to the Monstrous Alphabet Project (2/3)
  • Average at least a miniature a week by the end of the year (so, paint 52 miniatures)
  • End the year with the Tally in the positive!

What next? My painting tile is a mix of genres currently, featuring some for Frostgrave, some Ronin, and a robot, amongst other things. But on the other hand, I received a copy of The Silver Bayonet last week and so had a rummage in the basement to see if I had any suitable figures:

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