The Wight Stuff : Painting Slanga from Krakon Games

After a number of months not being home much and preparing to move house, its great to finally land in my new place and unpack my hobby stuff.  As timing would have it, my brother has just released the second commercially available figure (as Krakon Games) he’s sculpted and so I made this the first miniature I painted.

I’ve painted his work before, I got an unreleased treeman some years ago, this lovely mini features as a Tree Warden in my Kings of War Forces of Nature army.  I’ve added a few branches, a sprite and a owl for flavour, but he’s a great sculpt and Groot-esk before Groot became so well known.

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So the new miniature is an undead ogre, named Slanga.  You can find out more about him here.  He’s produced in a flexible resin and very easy to work with.  Superglue holds this stuff extremely well and clean up was very easy with a hobby knife.  The shield arm offers some options in how you want to position it, so play before deciding.

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I’ve mounted him on a 40mm square base to use as a Wight in Kings of War.  I slightly twisted him to the shield more forwards facing and the horseman’s flail more directed at the enemy.

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In this shot you can see the detailing on the shield – I had a play with weathered copper effect, using the GW technical paint Nihilakh Oxide and am reasonably happy with the effect.

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Here’s Slanga alongside his spiritual brothers – a pair of undead ogre created by Tim Prow in some fit of inspired creativity that sadly stopped after 2.  Well now there’s 3 – the regiment is complete!

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Of course being an undead general, a mere regiment isn’t always what I am after, sometimes only a horde will do!  As it happens I also have the Mantic Wights ready for battle.  These are a bit more stylised – Wights in the world of Mantica are long dead kings of awesome power, so that apparently means they are huge and on fire!  As most of my army is based on green as the uniting colour, I did a swap from green flames to blue and made their shrouds green.  I’ve used blue flames before on Malifaux models to good effect so I was hopeful it would work here as well I and I think it does.

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