Monday, June 13, 2016

WIP Modelling Commission IV

Ok, the Snow Golem is now completed in terms of the main body, head and face, with only the hair and arms to go, however, he has been paused at this stage, as how these parts progress will depend on whether or not the miniature will stay as a green, for me to paint and use as an unique commissioned piece, or whether he will be cast in metal, so that multiple copies of him can be made.


If he is to be cast, then the arms and hair will have to be made thicker. Then a decision has to be made one way or the other, if he is to be cast, then how many copies are to be made.
This is an ongoing discussion, and if it is possible to cast, I'll be sure to post here to see if anyone wants one!

Either way, I am super happy with what Le Zonion has done!

Friday, June 10, 2016

WIP Modelling Commission III

A little something to bring a smile to your Friday afternoon. The latest WIP shot of my miniature Snow Golem.

Happy Friday and warm hugs to you all.

What I'm impressed by is that le Zonion did some of the sculpting for it on the train! I have trouble keeping my hands stable at a desk some times.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Captain, my Captain

In a comparative flurry of activity (comparative to the last few months at least) I have finished off another member of my Frostgrave warband. This time it is my Captain.

Meet Kristof. Yes, familiar name, maybe you've heard it somewhere before, but I assure you, it's a common name up here in the Northern Wastes. 

I tried to take a little more time over this one, and I'm very happy with the face and hair, but I admit, I rushed him at the end, and the trews and boots are just lazily finished.

Finishing this fig leaves me with just one more to do to complete the 10 person warband I run in the Thaw of the Lich Lord campaign at my FLGS. I am one ranger away from the challenge I set myself back in April, that is until I get the commission piece that le Zonion is working on for me, which by all accounts shouldn't be too long now.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

WIP Modelling Commission II

Further updates from le Zonion, (first pics here). If you don't know who this is yet, then you really have been living under a rock!

Also if you don't know who it is, then you are the only one without a certain song in your head right now, and I envy you that.

I can't wait to get this guy onto the table!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

More for the Frostgrave Warband

The Frostgrave campaign at my FLGS is in ful swing. We're heading on to scenario 6. I'm also almost fully painted too.

Yesterday evening I completed this second Treasure Hunter and Rangifer, leaving me just my Captain and Ranger to finish.

The Treasure Hunter is a reaper fig, and the Rangifer is from the official Frostgrave line by North Star,

There is a second Rangifer who is almost complete too, but I need to finish the ribbons round his antlers, and I only have one in my Warband, so he'll wait till I finish my Captain before being done.

Then we'll get a pic of the whole warband (with the new addition previewed here) at completion. Hopefully before the end of the campaign!

Frostgrave Skeletons

Other than the small warband required for Frostgrave, most players need to find a range of creatures that are either part of a scenario, or just wander into the battlefield from time to time.

Many players have lots of random creatures from their time playing D&D, however, in all my years as a gamer, I have never really partaken of that particular game, so I do not have a bunch of random skeletons and ghouls kicking around the gaming cupboard.

Enter Reaper bones. I picked up a packet of plastic skeletons, based them on pennies for weight, and drybrushed them to get these quick and dirty table-ready skeletons.

Armoured version and Lich Lord to follow (those are all metal Northstar minis, so not so quick and dirty with them!).