I have plans to run the Hunt for the Golem scenario published as an e-doc from Osprey Publishing. As a scenario, it’s not overly ambitious, which is fine– I can handle 3 scenarios as a series of connected games. It was harder than I thought finding a perfect stone Golem figure, though. I’m not crazy about the construct figure from Northstar. I wanted to go with a more classic formed golem look, as if out of Jewish tradition. I couldn’t find anything from the old D&D miniatures line either. However I did find something in the Bones line from Reaper miniatures.. paradoxically, it’s their version of a stone golem.
I like the look of this thing.. not exactly Judaic, but kind of Egyptian looking, which works, pretty much.
As with all Bones figures, you have to put the prep work in. I soaked it in water overnight, and wiped it off the next day to get rid of the mold release residue. Then I undercoated it in GW’s “Stone” color (really just a medium gray). Then I sealed it with a brush on dullcoate, and applied dark ink to capture the 3D, and a light off white drybrush to establish highlights.
The results are pretty nice! I might add a little moss and gunk on the legs, as I anticipate the golem has been stationery for a long period, and maybe draw some runes on him in places with a thin pen, as the golem is described in the source material as being covered with mystic ancient runes.
I’m liking Reaper Bones stuff.. definitely a useful line at an affordable price.