Gaanh, Walvax Thuln

Gaanh, Walvax Thuln

from Mierce Miniatures
Gaanh, Walvax Thuln
Gaanh, Walvax Thuln
Gaanh, Walvax Thuln
Gaanh, Walvax Thuln
Gaanh, Walvax Thuln




This was in the second batch of Mierce minis that I snagged on a sale. A giant walrus-thing? Sign me up!
Like all Mierce minis, there is a lot of detail on this model, which was a ton of fun to paint.
Really impressed with the quality and detail.
The material is a hard'ish resin. Not as hard as some, this was relatively easy to work with.

Assembly:

Pretty simple, as all the parts are rather large.
Pinning the limbs was relatively simple, and the parts all fit together pretty well, but I did fill in a couple small gaps with some Milliput.
Mould lines weren't bad and easy to remove.

Paint:

Primed with Badger Stynlrez primer, brushed on.
Miniature painted purley in oils. Mostly Winsor & Newton Winton line. The armor was done with Gamblin metallic oil paint.
The tusks, both from the mouth and the shoulder armor, were pretty easy to do with some shades of off-white oil paint.
The ice weapon took a couple minutes is all. Just brushed different shades of blue across the blade. I think it turned out pretty good.
Took about 3 - 4 hours to paint the oils. The bright green eye motif was fun to do. I first did it in black/white, then painted over the green, and I think it looks much better.
Sealed with some matt varnish from Reaper Miniatures.

Base:

Custom made from cork.
The top of the cork was covered a combination of Liquitex gloss medium, baking soda, and white paint for the snow.