Sunday, April 15, 2018

Shamblers and Stirges

Shambling mounds and swarm of stirges, all from Toad King Castings. Acquired through kickstarter projects. The shamblers are resin; there are 2 regular shamblers, the little guy, and the guy with the staff and a bag over one shoulder. The swarm of stirges (shown here with another stirge I had painted previously; possibly demonstrating a way to deal with stirges?) are base in two groups of 3, and one group each of 2 figures and 1 figure, so casualties can be removed as needed. They are metal miniatures.


The tallest shamblers are about 2 inches or 50 mm tall. The stirges' bodies are smaller than a 28mm human figure's head.

13 comments:

  1. They look great Fitz but tbh I haven't a clue as to what they are or do :)

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  2. Both are classic Dungeons & Dragons monsters. Stirges are low level blood-sucking pests, more of a nuisance individually, but can be deadly in swarms. Shambling mounds tend to be ambush predators, as they blend into the vegetation, and are probably more of a match for a low level adventurer (or more than a match?). Both are good for outdoor encounters, whether fantasy or even pulp or sci-fi.

    I've been building up a collection of monsters for some time now, so adventurers have something to fight. And it seems a good few of the monsters are suitable for swamps and/or forests.

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    1. Thanks Fitz, now that I know what they do I want to see them doing it, so lights camera action :)

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    2. Sorry, Frank. I'm going to be otherwise occupied for the next month or so, so any filming will be delayed. I would like to do some swampy adventures though, on of these days.

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  3. Look really great. I particularly like the stirge on the foaming ale.

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  4. They are great for wandering monsters. Nice paintwork also. Did that stirge come on the tankard or was that a Fitz-Badger addition?

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  5. Thanks guys!
    The stirge on the tankard came that way, although I put it on the base and added some more foam on the ground.

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    1. Thank you!
      They're no Awdry Twoers masterpieces, but they'll do. :)

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  7. These are fun!

    Somehow I totally missed the Dwarf Round Table-Black Knight-Trojan Bunny post which had me laughing far too long (just the thing I needed today!) and had the kids running from all parts of the house to see what their dad found so funny (They, by the way, both thought they were fantastic as well!)

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    1. Thanks, Tim!
      That makes me happy to have made someone laugh. :D

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  8. Nice old school monsters I also really like the tankard drinking flying vampire!
    Best Iain

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  9. Hi Fitz-Badger...do like your painting style- these figures look great. How about joining my 'Tinkerton Project' Blog and following my further successes with my 15mm Dwarfs...Also, how about a bit more information on your 'Profile' - cannot work out which country you hail from. Cheers.KEV.

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