Ghouls ’n Ghasts

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OK, this is going to be my last post about ghouls for a looong time.

What we have here is the most recent ghouls sculpted by the illustrious Paul Muller. They are produced by Otherworld Miniatures and my favorites among all the ghouls I’ve shown over the last posts. Well, technically, its three ghouls and three ghasts – but in the dark all undeads are grey, right?

Ghouls

Ghouls

What I love about these minis is their strong personality, the fine, delicate craftsmanship and the eerie slenderness of particularly the ghoul bodies. The monk is a person darling of mine though. The ghasts remind me a lot of the Ral Partha ghouls produced around 1991-92 and they would fit nicely together if the scale had been the same. It’s not though.

Ghasts

Ghasts

And speaking of scales, it’s interesting to note that these Otherworld undeads are the only ghouls so far that stick to the 28mm scale. The Citadel ghouls blow the scale completely with their heroic dimensions and the Heresy ghouls also creep somewhat above the scale. Somehow this bugs me but this is probably just me being cranky about contemporary miniatures being too big in general.

Two of my Ral Partha ghouls. The third one from this set sadly broke his legs and now eagerly awaits a resurrecting treatment to joins his two friends

Two of my Ral Partha ghouls. The third one from this set sadly broke his legs and now eagerly awaits a resurrecting treatment to joins his two friends

Thus a big hurra for Otherworld and their lovely, if pricey, ghouls and ghasts. And cheers to Paul Muller – what beautiful sculpting this is.

Bravo, Mr. Muller, bravo!

Next post it gets proper old scool again.

Cheers

Martin

 

 

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