I posted about Boerogg Blackrime a year ago, lamenting the fact that when I painted him, I didn’t know how to give him a proper snow-themed base like the one I envisioned in my mind. In the now 6+ years since I painted him, although my painting abilities have not significantly increased, my terrain and basing skills certainly have.
I’ve been on a kick recently of going back and finishing miniature projects that I started a while ago and which have been languishing for far too long, and Boerogg is part of this group. Given that he was already finished before now, this is technically a revision and not a completion, but redoing his base is something that I’ve wanted to do for a while now, so I’m including it in that group.
For the new base, I switched him to a 60mm circle. Fortunately, removing him from his old base was very easy. The superglue holding him in place provided a solid connection, but after some wiggling, it gave way and he popped off easily and with no damage to the paint job.
I went with a new “tundra” theme that I developed recently. Despite being a snow theme, there’s quite a bit of green used with this theme. If you look closely, you can see not only the larger grass tufts, but small patches of green flock showing through the snow in some spots. The base was also large enough to allow the inclusion of a small water feature.
In addition to the base, I took the opportunity to do some other touch-ups as well. One small change was making the color of the necklace match better with the rest of the colors on this model. A more significant one was repainting his sword blade. I had originally thoughts that the “blue ice” look was cliched and I went with a glossy-white look instead. It was another detail I wasn’t completely satisfied with at the time, but it was the best I could do, so I left it. This time around, I went with the more traditional blue ice, and I’m really pleased with how the blending came out.
That’s probably all of the work that I’ll do on this mini. Other than fixing occasional paint chips and scratches that occur, I don’t normally go back work on minis once they’re finished. Being one of my personal best, Boerogg was an exception.