A while ago I saw Anne Cooper’s repaint of the Marvel Frost Warrior from HeroClix. It is an amazing job. Please take a moment to appreciate the piece.
Before I continue, I want to state that I am in no way comparing what I do with this miniature to Anne’s. Hers is really amazing. I just like the miniature and have a thing for Frost Giants. I go by the name, Thrym, after all.
My repaint will be to create a D&D Tabletop Frost Giant Warrior. And as I have a tendency to, I started with the HeroClix base. I took it apart, cut back the part that was still attached so that I could cant him forward a bit more for his final pose. To get the angle, I glued a larger piece of bark at one end of the original spinning base and then glued him to the bark and the base. My plan was to create a stone base for the ice spur he’s crouching on. I want the spur to appear as if it was created out from the rock.
Once the miniature was glued in place and things were set, I started adding Silver Maple bark around him to fill in the space up to the ice spur. Then when that was all set I sprayed the whole piece with Armory White Spray Primer.
Then it was time to basecoat the miniature himself. Since I was sticking with the frost giant type, I went with my typical frost giant blue. To achieve that, I used the Reaper Sample Blue that I had received in an order.