Wednesday, 1 January 2014

XLV. The Keeper of the Golden Bough

Happy New Year!

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Behold the last miniature I painted in 2013: the Keeper of the Golden Bough, a giant tree-man:


In one scenario the Doctor and the Countess will both try to get their hands on the Golden Bough, a legendary alchemical ingredient. They will know the Bough grows somewhere in the canopy of what was once a sacred glade, but is now a collection of ancient gnarled trees. However, they will not know exactly which tree it is on, and they will have to look for it while fighting each other and creatures of Hades.

Once someone finds the tree with the Golden Bough and tries to collect it, its Keeper will awake: the old tree itself will uproot and start atacking everyone around it. Only when the Keeper is brought to the ground can the Bough be picked up...
We haven't yet written the exact rules, but you see the general idea.

A closeup of the "head", where the Golden Bough sits:

And a size comparison with what was until now the largest model in the Gardens:


  1. Very cool! As always, I love the style.

    I hope you and yours have a very happy New Year!

    1. Thank you Varangian! I wish the same to you.

  2. Dark, atmospheric and majestic. Excellent paintjob!

  3. It's the subtle changes to the face that make it now particularity sinister! Lovely stuff! Happy New Year Ana arohanui to you and yours and here's to a productive 2014!

  4. WOW, really loving your Ent conversion.