The frost giants are characters for my army. There was no plan for these, other than I had assembled a load of parts that I thought would be useful and them started building and trying things out to what worked!
The heads and torsos are from the Forge World Chaos Bull Centaurs, also some of the arms. The legs and feet are all scratch built with some details added from the GW range. I also used minotaur arms and a variety of weapons.
I am pleased with these. It was very difficult to rework the upper half of the mini. The head had to be raised to a higher position, more anatomically correct to a human type species, on the Forge World model the head almost comes out of the chest, below the shoulders. So moving the head was crucial and changed the whole look of the model. It took a lot of green stuff to blend the parts.
The tallest of the giants has the most work on it. I used the forge world head and put it on a river troll body. This was re-sculpted to make it more human looking. The arms and legs are scratch built from green stuff and I used the Giants hands from the plastic kit. The story for this Giant is that he carries Yggdrasil on his shoulders, after stealing it from the Norse tribes and the Gods. This leads to the war known as Ragnarok! The tree is made from a GW plastic tree I had in my bits box. I added roots to the base and sand to try to make it look like it had been heaved from out of the ground. I am looking forward to painting this and seeing how all the parts work together!
The mourngul model is a spirit god summoned by the frost giants in their darkest hour. It is an elemental spirit and creates its form from ice. It devours the souls of its enemies, feeding its hunger. I scratch built the legs from plastic sprues to make a frame, then added green stuff over the top to add detail and muscle tone. I finished the legs off with the feet from the giant sprue. They are not really what i had in mind, but the base around the model is going to be built up with glass and water effect and snow, so I don’t think you will see much of them by the time i’m done!
It was discussing this project with Jake that headed me in the right direction. I had reached a bit of a block with it, when he suggested using crackle paint! Perfect! Hopefully this will give an ice effect to the model. Never tried it before so it will be a case of try it and see. I will post more pics of the finished model, so keep watching!