My youngest son and I actually played a game of Frostgrave yesterday - more on that on another occasion. For now, here are some more pictures of monsters. These are both from Reaper's range of miniatures and are made from the "bones" plastic.
Whilst this makes them very cheap, the bones material does require a slightly different approach to building and painting a model. My research suggests that gluing the parts together isn't really a problem (just use superglue), but that such figures should not be undercoated with an aerosol - they can turn sticky or tacky. Indeed, the common advice is just to paint them directly with acrylics.
Since I wanted to base them and I did want to undercoat the bases, I had to make the models in a different manner from usual. The bases were built and undercoated as normal, but leaving a gap for the figure's integral base. Once the base was prepared and primed, the bones model was glued to it and the joint between figure and base was filled. After that, painting proceeded as usual.
My Frostgrave demon is built from Reaper Miniature's "Nabassu" figure. As you can see, he's a winged, horned humanoid with fur down his back and some nasty-looking finger- and toenails.
I can't actually remember what colours I used to paint this demon, but I know I was aiming for a grey-green tinge. He's not what we would think of as a healthy colour, at least for a human!
In Frostgrave, a minor demon is supposedly about man-sized. Possibly this monster is a bit too big for that role, but I think the extra bulk (and height!) increases his menace considerably.
That's not a demon; this is a demon
Technically, this is Reaper's model "Agramon, Pit Fiend". Looks like a demon to me, though...
This guy is huge! If he was made from metal or resin then the cost of the model would have been more that I cared to spend, but in the bones material, he's not too expensive.
Agramon has gigantic, bat-like wings, a scaly skin and a long, reptilian tail. He's holding a ball of flame in one hand, so it seems that he's fireproof as well. Oh, he also has some very large fangs...
For this model, I used a red palette for the body and a much darker red for the wings. I wanted the flames to stand out, so I deliberately kept the main figure quite dark and subdued; the bright flames then look especially hot.
For his spines, teeth and horns, I aimed for an obsidian effect. They were base-coated in black and then edged with dark green. I'm still not sure how well this works, though.
I've painted the dirt around his feet as if it were slightly scorched; the snow has certainly melted from these areas. This demon comes from a much warmer climate and my guess is that he'll feel the cold of Frostgrave bitterly. It probably won't improve his temper any!
I don't think that anyone could mistake this model for anything other than a major demon. Once again, Oscar the thief has been placed nearby, just to give a sense of scale. Oscar will be having nightmares about this encounter for a long time, I think!
Bones is a different material to work with, but I didn't encounter any real issues whilst building these figures. The resulting models are light, cheap(-ish) and somewhat flexible. Indeed, I don't think they would be significantly damaged by being dropped on the floor (not that I plan to try this any time soon!) They have been painted and sealed as per my usual methods; it's just the preparation that's a little different. No primer!