Monday, 17 April 2017

Descent on a budget: Cardinal Koth

The Easter break has been productive family-wise talking, but not that much in painting terms, hehe. However, I have managed to add a new character to the Descent project. Today it's turn for Cardinal Koth.
Not much is said of him in the Adventurer's booklet. The heroes must aid him when the baddies assault the cathedral he's in. He bears the 'Staff of Light'... and that's pretty much all we get to know!

The mini of choice was this one:

Yesss, I'm a certified Cardinal, don't disstrust tentaclesss, ïa, ïa!
The robes and the stuff were of course critical, but he seriously needed a head swap. OK, OK, nowhere in the booklet it's written that the Cardinal has to be human, point taken. Anyway, I think it would be better. Ahem.
I used the discarded head in Sir Alric Farrow mini. Only a beard had to be added to disguise the part where the tentacles were, as well as a skullcap, to reinforce the ecclesiastic look.

Not sure if I got a Cardinal or a Rabbi
Easy paintjob, I chose white for the robes and red for the lining, nothing too complicated.

Eat this, Gandalf, this is a staff of light!
Quite simple and time-efficient, so I couldn't ask for more. He makes just a quick appearance in the game, but I pretend it to be suitably 3D, not with a card token :D

Well, little by little, this project is taking shape, we already have a few minis! Phew, now for more stuff!


  1. After the first picture, I couldn't even imagine this was going to be the end result.
    Once more a most excellent conversion.

    1. Thank you! As you can see it was quite simple. Long beards are useful for covering ugly gaps :D

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    1. Thank you! Quick and easy, couldn't ask for more! :)

  3. Coincido con Wouter Wolput... está perfecto, parece que sea así de buen principio (lastima usar una mini tal Lovecraftiana, pero el resultado es genial jajaja)

    1. ¡Jaja, muchas gracias! La cara humana es una máscara, debajo está su verdadera naturaleza, shhhhh... :D

  4. Hilarious! I love the idea of de-monsterifying a Mind Flayer.
    Great work, Suber.

    1. Don't trust! Behind the human mask lies the unsettling truth...