Sunday, September 14, 2014

Stone Giant from Grenadier Troll

One of the miniatures that I recently painted was a cockatrice.  One of my faithful blog readers, Jay, suggested that it would make a good pet for a giant.  I liked that idea and since a cockatrice has a gaze that can turn someone to stone, I figured a stone giant would be the best choice.   I wasn't able to pick up an ideal stone giant miniature, but I found this figure from Grenadier's second Fantasy Lords line, that was meant to be a troll.  I guess he might be small for a giant, but I thought he could make an interesting stone giant with some type of visor in case the cockatrice had any other gaze attacks.  He's not taking any chances.

Here he is with his "pet."  Should make for a fun encounter.

Here's how he looked when I bought him.

And after soaking in Simple Green for a while:

I primed this figure in grey which I rarely do, and it reminded me of why I generally prefer a white primer.  It really has a dulling effect on colors, which I think worked fine here, but most of the time, it's not for me.

Thanks to Jay for reading and for the idea!


  1. Ooh I like this guy. His Inuit-style bone sunglasses are an interesting touch by the original sculptor. His knock-kneed pose is, alas, more typical of the times he was cast in (but also gives him character). Your colour choices are impeccable, not so dull as to be dull, but suitable for a primitive. Overall... looks great!

  2. Thanks a lot for your kind comments, Allison!

  3. De nada. Your blog remains rewarding to follow because your work is top notch but also, I always know you'll post something... a little different :)