While sitting having a coffee and a Sandwich on Saturday afternoon I noticed how well the natural light made these figures look on the workbench, so took some photos. I had not intended posting WIP photos of these as they are just about finished with some snow needing to be added. Being disappointed with my previous photos I thought the chance was too good to pass by.
I was given a bag of various Monsters at a gaming convention several years ago so have not identified everything yet with still plenty to be painted up. The Ogre is one I bought from GW and kept getting it out of the Lead pile, but had no idea of what to paint it up for until Frostgrave came along. The Ape looking Monster looks like something out of Star Trek or Lost in Space (the old series) but have not found out who made it. The Dire Wolf is from GW which I also bought and is a very nice model (ditto the Ogre) which seem much better than some of the current releases.
The white looking Ghost is from Copplestone which I painted years ago. I tried to lighten it up but think I will have to base paint it grey and start over. I based it to suit the other models. The other ghost is a Grenadier figure which painted up really well after stripping off the original enamel paint. It is surprisingly well sculpted for an early figure. The giant worm thing on legs is also from Grenadier. I also had to strip the original paint off but felt that more detail was needed on the worm parts as it was really difficult to get the texture to look right. I should go back and add wrinkles to the bulges but spent so long on it already that I don't think it will happen anytime soon.
I also painted a small Dragon to go with my Chinese Tong for IHMN, but it was already in the display cabinet so forgot to photograph it.
I thought that these early figures were from Bob Murch but now know that Andrew Chernak sculpted most of them. Buy them if you can as they have many uses for gaming.