Grenadier: Hunting Cat

This awesome little guy is from the box set “Encounter at Blood Valley.” Grenadier put out several box sets that I think had mini adventures included in them, each titled “Encounter at…” that showcased the minis in the set. This set, which is part of the Seesholtz collection, didn’t come with the adventure, if there was one.

I went full-on sabre-tooth tiger, and I’m really happy with it.

Grenadier Monster Manuscript Vol III: Efreeti

Part of the Seesholtz collection, this is an Efreet (incorrectly called “Efreeti,” which is plural of Efreet.)

Since Efreeti are much larger than humans, I put him on a large base. I used Vallejo White Stone paste to try to texture the base. I discovered, by accident, that using a small putty knife, I could make a spikey texture that would look like flame. So I ran with that. I think maybe I painted the pool of flame incorrectly though; I made the flame tips bright and the pool dark. I think flame is brighter closer to the fuel source, and gets darker and smokier farther away. Oh well.

I’m also a little frustrated with the OSL (Object Source Lighting), which I don’t think I pulled off very well.

Grenadier: Hirelings (part 1)

These are the first 4 minis from the Grenadier’s Hirelings box set. There are 9 minis in the set, but one of them is a sculpt of two people carrying a large chest, so I guess that’s why they felt they could get away with only 9 minis instead of the usual 10 in the box. These are the unsung heroes of any D&D game; the poor suckers that get hired by adventurers to carry their loot and look after their horses for a pittance of coins and a healthy dose of certain death. I imagine that the weapons and armor they have are mostly junk that they picked up from monsters that the adventurers slew.

The first is the “Pack Bearer,” and is the first mini I’ve painted with a definite “African American” skintone.

The second is labeled “/W Coin Chest” on the box set insert.

The third is labeled “W/ Jewel Box” on the box set insert.

The fourth is labeled “Spiking” on the box set insert.