Shadows of Brimstone: Goliaths (Monster MAYhem ’21)

Shadows of Brimstone: Goliaths

For my penultimate post of miniatures I finished in May for the  Monster MAYhem painting challenge at Dead Dick’s Tavern and Temporary Lodging, I present you with a couple more garbage-tier Shadows of Brimstone models, completed last night on the 31st of May. The City of the Ancients core set only comes with one of these, but they did provide a freebie extra of many of the models as part of the KS bonuses, so I’ve painted both here. I painted one in greens for some strong contrast with the pinks of the tentacles, and the other with a kind of elephant-inspired grey, which also contrasts nicely with the pinks. I do find myself complaining a lot about these SOB miniatures (read that how you will!) and all I have to say on these two is that I gave them more effort than they deserve – and now they’re both done and good enough for a boardgame. Any further effort on my part would have been literally stealing work time from far better and more deserving models!

These took forever to assemble, due to large horrible gaps, and cheap & nasty sculpts. So yeah – good enough to bung down on a tabletop for a boardgame. A shame since this is supposed to be the centrepiece baddie model from that particular boardgame box, but whaddaya gonna do? Now I can move onto better models. 🙂

Tomorrow: A far, far better model that’s also my Monster MAYhem finale!

22 thoughts on “Shadows of Brimstone: Goliaths (Monster MAYhem ’21)

    • Thanks Dave. I’ve seen a better version of them to mine since painting these where the artist painted the underside in a lighter/ochre tone. Probably would have worked well on both of these ones, but ah well… 🙂

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    • Thanks Matt – though to be fair I think they can be painted a lot nicer than I’ve done here – just that there was no way I’d be finding the motivation to do that myself when I just wanted them done and out of the way so I can paint nicer models! 😉


  1. These look like they’re lifted straight from B.P.R.D. if you know that comic series at all. Truthfully, the sculpting still leaves a lot to be desired on these and Mantic’s Hellboy models have to be better. Great job persisting with an annoying set of models!

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    • I have to admit, I thought of R.C.P.D. for a second when you typed that, but I guess they could fit into the Hellboy aesthetic. I still haven’t even started on my Mantic HB stuff, though…

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      • Raccoon City Police Department? Its not too far off from that either, I reckon! I didn’t realize you had Mantic’s Hellboy stuff. I’m excited to see you paint some. That game is definitely on my radar since I love Hellboy and it has so much content available too.

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      • yes and yes! I’ve (of course) got all of the Mantic Hellboy stuff (as far as I know), but (of course) it’s all still sealed in shrink-wrap. I’ve not felt a huge urge to crack it open and start on it yet given the number of models I already have to paint, but I have been enjoying watching you work your way through them! 🙂


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