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Under the Repaint & Rebuild column, we have the Ral Partha Frost Giant, 11-436.  A classic version of the Frost Giant for Ral Partha's AD&D line back in the day.

 

Amusingly, I was rather proud of this paint job back in the day.

 

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I cut the base out of thick clear plastic and then edged it with a rotary tool.  Mixed snow, sand painted white and such to cover the large integral base and painted him up.

 

However, on his way to an early days Finger Lakes Paint Day, he and a few other minis got unceremoniously dropped on the floor in their container.  They weren't individually contained.  They were just pulled from the shelf, loosely wrapped in paper towels to keep them bouncing off each other and taken in to show off.  However, I didn't get out the door before my elbow bumped something and wham, down they went.

 

The Frost Giant comes apart at the waist and the shield comes off.  Naturally he came apart at the waist and in my heart sunk condition I shelved the whole box and didn't touch it again until recently.

 

So, I dipped him, cleaned him and re-based him yesterday at paint day.

 

With one distinct difference in the base ...

 

The ice sheet of his old base is now the ice sheet sitting on top of water on top of his new base.

 

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The base is one of the 2-inch tile squares I use a lot with a 1-inch plastic tile holding up the old base:

 

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I used Golden Heavy Gel with no coloring as the water between the top and the bottom bases after painting the lower base with an aqua/sea blue I mixed from Warpaint Hydra Blue and Reaper Ultramarine Blue.

 

I added a skull floating/hanging in the ice/water near the front of the base to add SKULLZ for my buddy @ub3r_n3rd because ... SKULLZ!!  I painted that up on a stick beforehand and used part of the stick to help plant the skull in the gel after I had "cooked" it to set a bit.

 

Speaking of cooking it.  I improvised a low-heat method to "bake" the mini all day after assembly:

 

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All lights are energy efficient but still generate a lot of heat using the metal shades and the direct contact of the bulb under him.

 

Last night when the gel had contracted a lot, I added more gel to fill the gaps back to the edges of the tile.

 

Here's a close up of the skull.

 

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I also sprayed the giant later last night after masking off the base.  I am back in the office today to do a little work and paint.  So he's back on the lamps "baking" the gel.

 

Upcoming:

 

  • Ice ... I am going to use the crackle effect I got from Ub3r to create a cragged, icy appearance on the plastic base and bring it level with the integral base to a degree.  The plastic base will be painted an icy blue to show through the cracks.
  • Gloves and Sleeves ... I painted his hands as gloves last time to avoid messing with full blue skin.  However, this time I plan to add more blue to him.  Whether the blue will be in the form of bare hands or bare arms I am unsure.
  • More Water ... as the latest gel contracts I will likely have to add more gel to get it level again towards the edges.  I expect should give me some nice edges within the water to look through.
  • Shield ... gonna put some more effort into the shield this time and paint a device on it.  Part of the reason I left it off.

 

Stay tuned and Enjoy!

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It's been a while but the base final has set enough to look like ice.

 

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Next, paint the old base icy blue and add the crackle layer(s).

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29 minutes ago, Guyscanwefocusplease said:

"Cool".

 

I actually like the original paint-job.  Sure, it might not have much shading etc., but it's quite clean.

 

As did I but it took a bit of a beating when it dropped.

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On 1/10/2018 at 3:18 AM, LarsM said:

This is great, and very informative. Thanks for sharing!

 

Damn, I was trying to be obtuse.  :poke:

 

You are most welcome.

 

Next, picture.  Sorry it's singular.  I was rolling along and forgot to take a pic of the upper base once I had basecoated it icy blue.

 

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Here's what's going on above:

  • The plastic base was painted with three sets of blues from what I have ... two were sample paints I received from Reaper
  • Then the start of the crackle layering.  Shown is technically the first and second layers combined because the surface it was on and the nature of the medium the paint contracted a smidge and was slightly not level so it looked like the start of an egg in a blue pan.  So I did a second layer of the crackle medium.  Big thanks to @ub3r_n3rd for a large sample of the stuff.  Might use most of it here.   The crackle medium has Scale Color's White Pearl added to it.  That gives it that eggy look but combined with the blue it forms a nice basis for my ice. I hope.

Next:

  • Add matte white-blue ... prolly a 3-part mix of Vallejo Panzer Aces Stencil (my favorite offwhite), the Reaper Sample Paint Blue Flame and more of the Scale Color White Pearl ... that will crackle on the surface of the first layer.
  • Then I will add a near clear layer of crackle medium.  I say near clear because I am thinking of adding Vallejo Matte Varnish to it to haze the crackle a bit.  The mediumis fairly clear and ice with cracks usually isn't.
  • I will repeat the above layers to get nearly flush with the integral base.
  • I will add a little more of the Golden Heavy Gel mixed with some of the Vallejo Matte Varnish to make some uneven surfaces on the top of the ice and possibly additional snowy segments.
  • Finally, I will cover the ice around the integral base and likely leading back away from his feet to the back of the base with some snow effect, like I did with Frulla.

Stay tuned and Enjoy!

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Wrong paints noted. Updated.
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Layers applied.  Thick layered mix of crackle and matte varnish on top.

 

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Tragedy struck today. 

 

As I prepared to head out for work, I grabbed a baseball cap as usual and wondered where the giant was.  He wasn't where I left him.

 

Nope ... he was on the floor.

 

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I took a picture and left.  I'll do a full assessment when I get home later.  

 

Déjà vu.

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7 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

Looks like he can be salvaged!

 

 

Oh yeah.  Just a disheartening moment.  I can salvage pretty much anything.

 

I rebuilt a really beat-to-pulp Urbanmech that looked like someone had dunked him in acid.

 

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17 minutes ago, pcktlnt said:

He tried to escape!

 

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