These were great fun to make – the human eaters of flesh etc that the Undead Ghouls were meant that we had to portray them as ‘human’ or ‘once human’ who now were in the netherland between life and deathy. This meant that they had to show a sense of awareness and purpose that would be missing in say Zombies. So we knew that they had to have a menacing aspect but also an advancing, deliberate look.
The waist joint gave us this. It allowed us to make the menacing arms and sharpened fingers that mark a ghoul out from other undead types. We were careful not to over-exaggerate this detail though, didn’t want to have a cartoony appearance that would detract from our ‘real fantasy’ idea.
The separate heads were very enjoyable. I love making heads…. In fact we didn’t have enough room on the sprue for all the heads that I made.
We also wanted to have some accessories that would help create a bit more individuality and some more background for the ghouls. The extended talonhand glove and the bag of ‘bits’ fitted the bill nicely – in fact you can read more on the background of the ghouls here.
So there you have them – the ghouls, ready to mark a swathe of destruction across a wargames table near you soon….!
(these just started shipping – ED)