D&D Monster Manual 2: Iron Golem and Troll – aka 77168: Bones Battleguard Golem / 77004: Bones Cave Troll

Another four-year-old post here that predates my light box and most (if not all) of those who actively follow the blog these days. My Bones 3 has finally arrived, and I’ve just restored this post a couple of days ago, so I thought it might be a decent one to reblog. I’m still quite happy with both the weathered look to the golem as well as the LotR-model-inspired skin transitions on the troll. I’m sure both of this pair will be useful when I finally make my way down (up?) to Frostgrave!

Azazel's Bitz Box.

A couple more painted Bones this time. One from the Kickstarter, the Battleguard (Iron) Golem, and another pre-KS model – the Troll.

When painting the “Iron” Golem (as he’s commonly known), I wanted to play with warm metallics (copper, bronze) and verdigris, so I happily disregarded the “Iron” portion of the model.

77168: Reaper Bones Battleguard Golem, Iron Golem

77168: Reaper Bones Battleguard Golem, Iron Golem

Much of the model was actually fun to work with. I utilised a lot of heavy drybrushing that worked well on the model to bring out all the slight imperfections of the cast, and helped to create a bit of a pitted, cast-metal look, which was perfect for my ends. The rear shot of the left forearm shows it pretty well. While I’m not especially happy with the way the sword blade turned out, being a cheap Bones model, I’m happy to call it good enough. The plastic of the blade was uneven and frankly an unpleasant pain to…

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