Bradigus Thorle, the Runecarver

After last week’s Exigence overviews, this week let’s take a look at models that have come to us from that very book. Releasing this week is the Lord of Loam, the Czar of Sediment, the Imir of the Igneous – it’s Bradigus Thorle, the Runecarver!

If you thought Baldur was a wold-centric Warlock, wait til you get a load of this guy…

Bradigus is a happy blend of metal and resin components, meaning that despite the significant footprint, the model doesn’t weigh a tonne. He’ll still take up plenty of space in your foam transport of choice, but at least he won’t weigh you down too badly.

There’s not a lot to show of Bradigus himself – three components make up the full complement of metal therein. His body is a single piece of metal, with his forward-thrust hand and loincloth being the only additional pieces. The contact areas are generous, but I’d still probably put a pin in that arm.

His cape is the dominant feature of the model, and is very nicely cast. See that knob there on the bottom? And the one in the top right of the robe? We’ll be adding some floaty rocks in a few moments.

The cape joins to the  body by means of a scalloped recess. Again, plenty of generous contact area for your adhesive of choice. Bradigus, really, is one of the easiest of the Exigence warlocks to assemble, despite the size and component count.

Now, aside from the arm, this is the only other connection that I’d seriously consider pinning. Bradigus stands astride a pile of rocks, easily identified among the other rock components by virtue of this one having a flat base. The entire model’s going to rest on this connection, so make sure it’s a good one.

Speaking of the other components, we’re talking shorn chunks of shifting stones and the like here. There’s a few resin plugs that need to be trimmed off, but you can even afford to be a little rough with these since, well, broken pieces of rock!

Each of the floaters has a dimple (now there’s a visual) that’ll hook up with one of the knobs on the cloak, and you’ve pretty much got free reign to attach whichever one you want, wherever you want it.

The dimples allow for ample contact again – almost like it’s a theme for this model – and in  no time you’ll have the Vizier of Volcanic Rock all put together and ready for the paintbrush. Speaking of…

Lost Painter Solon applied his brushes to this model, bringing the runic stones to life… not that that makes much sense, I mean, they’re rocks. If I know how to bring inanimate stone to life, I’d be a Blackclad or somesuch, and my inner Menite would have to persecute myself accordingly.

Bradigus Thorle is an October release from Privateer Press and is all set to sling stones all around the place. Your FLGS should be able to hook you up accordingly.

One Response to Bradigus Thorle, the Runecarver

  1. Such a great looking model. However, I’ve been thinking of buying him and replacing the floating runestones with jack o’lanterns. 🙂