The Wolf General is a mysterious figure in the world of Carbon Grey. Walking the line between mysticism and pragmatism he is a truly formidable foe to any who find themselves pitted against him, and as his allegiances tend to shift even those who believe themselves to be on his side may not be for long. He will say or do anything to further his goals, so while he claims his only aim is to protect his nation that may serve as little reassurance to those around him. He sits in somewhat of a grey area (if you will pardon the pun).
He serves as the head of internal security for the nation of Mitteleuropa and in the past was zealously devoted not only to the country itself but to its ruler the Kaiser, and to its legend of the peoples’ champion Gottfaust, but now finds time and reality have not matched up to the lore and ideals he believed himself to be serving. He now believes the people of Mitteleuropa to themselves be the source of the nation’s strength, not any leader or hero of legend. Yet while he may no longer be a true follower of Gottfaust he is inextricably linked to him for he has an inexplicable connection to Gottfaust’s stone, a powerful artifact that has the potential to shape the course of the whole world. This connection allows him to read the memories of the dead, seeing the last things they saw.
This is one of the fun miniatures that come in the Carbon grey Deluxe Boxed Set. Wolf has a lot of dark colours in the graphic novel which suits him very well. But in the miniature form I wanted there to be a little more light. I kept with dark cor his pants and shirt, the wolf skin is brown. The chains and helmet are nice as they allow a metallic in the central part of the figure. I decided upon a red for his coat.
I did that over a couple of days and let everything dry completely before moving on. One mistake beginners tend to make is not letting everything dry fully. Take your time.
I did some dry brushing to bring out the tips of some of the clothing folds. Dry brushing is a good technique and can be quite effective at times. There are more complex techniques in blending and layering, but I am not always keen on using them on a figure that is meant to be touched a lot. Which game miniatures are. For the coat I used a darker red to give the deeper areas some shadow.
The base was a brown dirt texture with green added to make it a big more like moss. I then added one tuft of greenery to imply that not everything was dead.
Last act was to seal his soul in matt varnish to protect the paint from touching and take off any excessive shine. All in all its one of the mini's I enjoyed a lot that came in the boxed set.