Not surprisingly there’s not a lot of worm miniatures out there but it seems there’s two ways to categorise them:
A. Gigantic Purple Worms based on the D&D monster.
B. Juvenile Purple Worms and other smaller random Worms.
For category A there’s a very impressive Purple Worm D&D miniature sculpted by Charles Woods that is suitably imposing.
DM Scotty on his YouTube channel theDMsCraft shows how to scratch build something similar to the Charles Woods sculpt. Scotty does a great job on this and if it wasn’t for time constraints I’d be tempted to have a go making one. If you’re unfamiliar with Scotty and his Channel stop reading this now and go check him out instead.
Category B seems to suit Frostgrave better as the Worms in this game aren’t particularly large or high powered.
I had a couple of options lined up for this, the front runner being a Worm from the first release of Reaper Bones miniatures. Rather foolishly I kept delaying purchasing this figure and eventually everywhere sold out!
This left me with my alternative choice instead, a Mage Knight Crypt Worm from the early 2000s, still available from Ral Partha.
This miniature has a hint of Gigeresque alien and also stirred memories of painting Games Workshop Genestealers about 25 years ago. With that in mind I thought I’d give that old paint recipe a run out for nostalgia’s sake.
I’ve really struggled to find a Snow Leopard miniature for this project. The ‘official’ miniature is okay but comes with the Ice Toad figure which I’m not fond of so I wasn’t going to buy it.
In the end I settled on DeeZee Miniatures Dinofelis of which you get 2 in a pack. Not the best fit and I’m also not too enamoured with either paint job (both are naff) but they’ll do for now. Maybe I’ll get chance to return to the Snow Leopard at a later stage and paint a decent version.
So that’s my Frostgrave Random Encounters collection done, just a few more additions to the soldiers to complete before I call the whole project done. I’ll try and get some group photographs of them all over the next few weeks.