This was a series of miniatures sculpted voluntarily by a mix of talented amateurs and some of the most respected names in the business to raise money for the sculpting legend Kev Adams. On Wednesday, 20th March Kev 'the Goblinmaster' Adams was brutally assaulted during a burglary at his home in Nottingham, suffering severe facial injuries that prevented him sculpting for many months. Coordinated via a facebook page by Ian 'Geronimo' Brumby and Jon 'Dags' Atter, we volunteered our services here at RPE to master the sculpts and cast them for sale.
The project came to an end on January 31st 2014 and we are pleased to say that Kev is back to sculpting, he still requires some further surgery but has persevered and is still producing the quirky, characterful sculpts that first made his name.
Kev White (goblin batsman above) and Werner Klocke (Gobbo pirate) are just two of the well known sculptors to have contributed.
We've noticed a few customers have bought some of the Vor Growler pups along with 15mm Demonworld miniatures, so I decided it was time to take some comparison photos of them.
Here they are ink washed, pictured alongside a Thain barbarian and some of our 1879 VSF Brit troops:
Pretty good I thought, in fact it inspired me to paint some up over the weekend. Being 28mm miniatures the growler pups come with 25mm plastic slotta bases, as you can see in the picture, these are a bit big for 15mm so I decided to put them on some custom 20mm metal bases I had made for our Blighthaven packs. A couple of the models hang down over the base sides a fair bit so I would have to build up some height on the base with rocks to stop them scraping the ground. I snipped off their tabs and glued them onto their new rocky bases, one model in particular has both arms outstretched as though it is preparing to vault forward, I glued it's hands onto a rock so it would look as though it was in mid leap.
I decided to paint them in a muted khaki-brown colour, the growlers are all painted in bright colours which works great for them as different strains of an alien race but I wanted them to be more goblinoid or troll-like.
I'm fairly pleased with the results- here they are again, pictured first with some of the 1879 Brits,
and in a scene slightly reminiscent of the film Outlander, here they are again facing off against some Barbarians from the Demonworld range-
These are three firegut pups and a Bluefang (the chubby one)
I might have to pull out the rest of the Growler pups and expand the group, maybe adding a big growler as a sort of pack leader.
Link to -Vor Growlers in the store