In the summer my wargaming friends always organize a small tournament. Just friends, beer, barbeque and gaming. This year I took my Ogres but wanted to field a few Giants. I don’t like the Giant model form Games Workshop. So I began looking around for alternative models.
When I found Mucklegeet I was really happy. Yes he is more pricy than the Games Workshop Giant, but he is much taller. But despite of his size he is very stable. I had to mount him on a small 75x50mm base because of the Ninth Age rules (which I found out after I put him on a nice chariot base, where he fits perfectly). But the small base does not make him wobbly in any way. He just stands there like the big fat Giant he is.
Because he belongs to my Ogre army I had to paint his skin blue. But I think it fits him very well. I painted the arm and leg bracers in stone colors first, but that did not look the way I wanted. So I went for a bronze look. Not steel as he would not be able to get that much good metal for himself.
He comes in parts (I don’t remember how many – but just a few), which fit together very well. I’m not a green stuff guy, so I did not fill any holes. It was not necessary I think. Only thing that happened to me while gluing the torso to the legs was that I used to much very liquid super glue. And when I put him on his side to fixate one arm, all the glue that had not set ran out of the crack and over my fingers and table … maybe I should not have used so much glue. 🙂