It’s been an age since my last post, partly due to the first few hectic weeks of term and combined with a poorly 4 year old who is also going through one of those ‘stages’ (basically arguing about anything and everything).
However, I will attempt to redress the lack of miniature joy by finally posting up those long awaited Goblins!
Once again these are some stunning models from Polar Fox Miniatures, and I know I haven’t added the static grass but I just wanted to get them photographed so they feel kind of finished. Then they can join the rest of the Goblin gang – who I’m starting to think would be pretty groovy as a Swampgrave (you guessed it, Frostgrave in a swamp full of ruins, huge tree stumps and magical aquarium plants) warband so I’m going to have to get the Shaman painted up…… although I may also have a go at sculpting one.
In the picture there are a couple of fighty types and a rather fun assassin as well as the lumbering and rather cross looking Troll. They were, as always, great fun to paint and I’m a bit annoyed that I let the process drag on for so long. I painted the Troll blue because I always wanted one of the GW Stone Trolls when I was younger and also since I needed a change from green.
In other news I’ve actually been working away sporadically on the standard bearer and musician as well as the second Ogre chap – all of whom should be finished within a week if I get a few evenings in of sustained labour. This and the usual fiddling around with scenery (I’ll get some finished one day I promise) and trying not to get distracted by the urge to get totally distracted by all the sci-fi and post apocalypse stuff that my traitorous mind keeps wanting me to look at.
Pictures of more grey stuff will be following hopefully soon.
Hello all, another mostly WIP post I’m afraid but hopefully some things that will be enjoyed and also show that work goes on!
First up are a few pictures of the standard bearer and the, well, what appear to have become Ogres, or half-Ogres, or whatever. Since I don’t really plan too rigidly what things are going to come out as the process of evolution has ended up creating some big bodyguard types of chaps who could perhaps act as the personal retinue of a Merchant Prince, Sorcerer or Grand Poobah.
Once again, please excuse the photography – I should probably invest in a Lightbox since my reliance on afternoon daylight is starting to get pretty mediocre results, any advice along these lines is more than welcome.
The odd knives equipped by the ogre with hands are loosely based on a Dacian Falx blade and some kind of non-ergonomic pit fighter knife. Hopefully this will give the impression that these guys are in the employ of a wealthy individual with a taste for ostentatiously large and brutish goons tooled up with ridiculous weapons from a private armoury of absurd ‘Barbarian’ weaponry. I’m thinking of giving the one without hands those strange Indian punch knife things.
Oh, and in true Columbo ‘Just one more thing…’ style, something shiny this way comes! Very generously the prospective mouldmaker and caster found space in a mould to cast a little sample of one of the spearmen:
Yay! The little fellow is immortalised in white metal! I’m really delighted with how he’s come out, nice and crisp and it looks like all the detail is there. He’s all glued onto a base and I’m hoping to get some paint on him over the next few days but I’m umm-ing and ahh-ing over colours but Turquoise and Orange are currently my faves.
So, yet another sea of grey I’m afraid and I know I promised some painted stuff. Next time I’ll get those blasted goblins done and hopefully the spearman too!
Hello all, just another little update here with a picture of the current work in progress. I’ve almost finished another spearman (in some hopefully convincing scale armour) and there’s been some more work on the face of my Troll-ish raider, although he’s starting to look a bit more Ogre like….. ah well, that’s what happens when you haven’t got any plan to work to! Still, I’m rather pleased with it so far but there is quite a bit to do including some tusk/fangs sticking out of that jutting lower lip.
Oh, and Mr.Tickle over on the left is the long awaited standard bearer.
Just another sea of grey again this time I’m afraid, I’ll make sure I get those pesky Gobins painted and up soon. On another note, rather excitingly, there are a couple of sample casts from one of the spearmen which I’ll be picking up tomorrow so I’ll be able to see if this sculpting and casting lark actually works! Needless to say, I’ll be aiming to get one painted up toute suite!