Sunday, 30 July 2017

Making Bad: George the Giant

George the Giant, kinda cute looking isn't he? One of the earliest Giant models available, I think he was first released in 1982, it's kind of rare to find him in any good condition these days as his club has a tendency to snap off, so I feel quite happy to have found him still in one piece!

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Making Bad: The Forgeworld Giant

If anyone remembers this guy then please leave a comment below! A few years ago someone at Forgeworld had a stab at redesigning his head and absolutely fluffed it up. So I just had to get this version of him, it took a bit of sourcing on eBay but I eventually found him living in Italy (like many old school wargamers).

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Making Bad: Mierce Giant

If you have been in the hobby for a fair while now you will notice that scale creep has been sneaking into the miniatures. What is scale creep? It's where over time models get made larger and larger in an effort to either look more impressive or to cram more detail on to the sculpt. I'm all for Orcs looking big and bulky but when your regular Orcs are the same size as Ogres you have a problem. Just take a look at some of the Giants from the 80's, they are smaller than some Ogres and indeed Orcs of today!

To that end you need a Giant that will stand head and shoulders above any of those guys, a real centrepiece of a model. Mierce have kindly provided that with an absolute huge Giant! Enjoy!

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Making Bad: Cachtorr the Giant

Cachtorr one of the Giants of Albion set, there are two but I haven't got around to finishing the other guy yet. He came without hands when I bought him on eBay so I will have to do a bit of rescue sculpting I think!

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Making Bad: More Meier Giants

Some more Giants for you. This time it's the classic and rather small Tom Meier Giants. Compared to current models they are probably about the same size as Ogres, in fact I think some of the new Orc models may actually be bigger! Oh scale creep where would we be without you? We would still have Space Marines standing 28mm tall...