I have been painting a lot of ghouls lately, as I said in the previous post. This batch is 12 ghoulies from Games Workshop. In fact it’s the last metal ghouls they produced and in my opinion some of the best from the company. I believe they were released around ‘99. They’re not as good as the little group Citadel ghouls from the mid-80’s, but certainly better than their pot-bellied cousins from the 90’s or the plastic horrors currently available.
They were sculpted by Paul Muller, the ghoul master, and he did a great job. They are certainly similar to the ghouls from Heresy, if slightly larger and somewhat more benign. In fact several of these ghouls have slightly goofy facial expressions and Muller clearly attempted to tone down the horrific elements in the ghouls, making them a bit more child friendly. This is a shame, but they still look great.
I painted the skin slightly darker this time and had no gore fest, but stuck to the same look in general, which I think works well enough. I did a few weapon swaps and conversions, such as the standard, in order to have 12 individual models.
I’ll be back soon with, you guessed it, more ghouls!