While visiting my brother, he rounded up all his old painted minis and let me borrow the box of them to share on the blog.
Greater Golem, Iron (11-417)
Greater Golem, Stone (11-417)
Ral Partha Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (AD&D) line. The minis look to have been in two pack of “Greater Golems (11-417)”. One an Iron Greater Golem and one a Stone Greater Golem. They are pretty hefty minis, and I can’t imagine how much the two pack cost back then.
Lovely sculpts on these. My brother painted them both in metallics, as we primarily used them for ‘large, metal statue monsters’ that we had created for our homebrew dungeon crawler game. It’s also why they are based on white plasticard, to show how much area they take up.
I really liked the Iron Golem mini and the way my brother had painted it in two different colored metals. At the time, I don’t think I had seen anything like that, and my inclination would have been to paint it all in one metal color. Drab!
Tangent – Paint Hacks
Hopefully you’re not as dreadfully slow as I am about painting, but I’ve had a passing interest in speeding things up. Often I will see videos and articles on “Painting Hacks” and “Speed Painting”. And for awhile, I always used to check them out. Because you know, that elusive secret of how to paint my minis much faster and better, was out there somewhere!
Then I would click on the article/video, and it was usually something along the lines of “If you take a Skeleton mini, dip them in white paint, wash, and drybrush…”. Sure, with the right mini and a really simple technique, it wonn’t take long at all. Though I never make things easy on myself anyways, so even a skeleton would likely take me a few hours.
Not quite sure where this tangent is leading to now, but I guess I’m wondering if people have come across other “Snake Oil” boasts in the miniatures hobby?