Jakul Frosti stalks down a snow-covered street past gaily decorated houses. He knows if you've been naughty and he knows if you've been nice, but it really doesn't matter. You'll still be getting an ice sword through the abdomen if he spots you.
I ordered Jakul from RBJ Games last December but couldn't paint him thanks to the whole "my paints are in a box in a garage full of boxes" issue. I don't know why he's the first Krampus, but he's cool and that's all that matters.
With it being Christmas I thought it was about time I dug him out of his hiding place and got him painted up. He would have been posted on Christmas Day, but then the annual food-coma-and-telly thing happened.
From googling around it seems there is literally one painted example online. I could be wrong, but that's all I could find for inspiration. Red and white seemed the obvious choice for his clothing, but I wanted to keep it darker than the usual jolly shades found on Santa. A basecoat of Barak-Nar Burgundy with a topcoat of Dark Red did the trick, and highlights came courtesy of Red and Flat Red.
His coat is made from stitched-together pieces of... something? Is it leather? Being me, I went for flayed skin, basing the whole thing with my flesh mix before giving it two coats of Reikland Fleshshade. Once it dried I gently highlighted it with more flesh mix with an added touch of Basic Skin Tone. The stitches, and there a lot of 'em, are Chocolate Brown with a touch of Flat Earth.
I did the white bits last, using Off-White and White, and given my dislike of white it actually worked very well and was easy enough to do.
I wanted to keep the cold theme of his name by doing his skin blue. A basecoat of Deep Sky Blue was perfect, and I highlighted it with Sky Blue. His sword gave me a bit of trouble in terms of colour; do I go for more blue, or metal, or even stone? Then I remembered the cold tones I'd used for Giles, my Elder Thing, and used those paints: Dark Blue Pale for the base with Light Green Blue and Light Sea Grey drybrushed over the top.
The final bits were easy enough, just some Black Grey on his beard, horns and hoof, highlighted with Mechanicus Standard and Ghost greys, and Plate Metal on his shoulder guard.
With the painting done, it was time for the base. After doing the glue/flock/varnish thing three times, I got it to where I was happy. Then it was just a case of nicking one of Alicia's Christmas buildings off the sideboard to take the photos.