My last few posts have been recounting the various WIP stages of a modelling commission by me to Le Zonion. I have a few more WIP shots of the modelling process, which I will share in another post. Le Zonion also has the equipment to be able to cast some small number of miniatures too, so we decided to go down this route, for the very simple fact that both my daughters, and his son, after seeing the mini, wanted their own copies. So he went ahead and cast it. This lead to a delay in getting the arms right, then some experimentation with new mold materials. All in all a very educational process for me, who has never been on the inside of this mind of process before.
Finally the first batch was done. Of a run of 30 minis, 10 were usable, but improvements have already been made for the next attempt.
This does thankfully mean that on Tuesday evening I got my hands on three little metal Snow Golems. One for me, and one for each of the girls. This evening, I speed painted one. And here we have the final results.
And here he is with the rest of his family. Don't they all look so happy together!?
I am inordinately pleased with the way he has come out. The only thing that Le Zonion did suggest was that I drill a hole in his head, and insert three strands of wire from the inside of a tie-tag (or another very thin wire) to suggest branch-like hair, but I skipped on this part for this one, so I could get him on the table for my Frostgrave game tomorrow evening!
If there are any of you interested in getting your hands on one of these Snow Golems, perhaps to give him a warm hug, then do get in touch, the second batch should be available soon!