It has been a very time around the Grumpy Gnome family home but quite not so busy hobbywise… real life just keeps on interfering with our hobby time. I have gotten some pieces finished this week, all but one being eBay wins that were started by the previous owner. Mostly they were rebased and only minor touches done, such as the eyes and changing a few colors of the clothing to better suit our needs.
The one painted from scratch will be covered last…
So here we have a North Star Miniatures Frostgrave Lich character. He looks pretty lively for a Lich. I suppose he could be a recently created Lich that still looks “fresh”. But he will also make a fine Necromancer… perhaps even becoming the mini for my main Frostgrave Wizard.
The Skyrim Nord character I believe is from Modiphius (EDIT: Correction it looks like a piece by Brother Vinni) and will make a fine addition to Frostgrave. I really love the Skyrim aesthetic.
Next we have a hooded Cultist, which should make a fine Thug for my Necromancer’s warband, and a zombie. Normally I am not a fan of blood on figures but I think it works on this one. The North Star Frostgrave plastic kits are great and the Cultists one of my favorites. They are quite versatile and have lots of cool extra bits on the sprue.
And here some plastic Frostgrave soldiers. By adding a coil of rope to the figure on the left, and given his dual wielding weapon style, I think he makes a fine if perhaps a bit young Treasure Seeker. The Archer also turned out pretty good I think. There is a lot of character in his older, weather-beaten face.
Next up a couple of warriors. I did not plan for both of them to end up blonde… now they look a bit like brothers. I am not satisfied with the eyes on the figure to the right… I think I might go back and redo them. They look worse in the photo than in person… but that could be my failing eyesight. These two are metal figures, from North Star I think.
And last but certainly not least here we have something you do no see every day, a Pack Warg. I thought this would be a fun idea for one of our Orc warbands in our ongoing Middle Earth Strategy Battle Games Battle Companies campaign.
Originally a regular plastic GW Warg, I kept finding little bits to add. Everything time I thought I was finished I would see something else I felt I could improve on but now I think I am finally finished with it…. for now! Is any figure ever completely finished?
A lot of our hobby time has been spent dealing with eBay, both buying and selling. It takes time but it is necessary to make the most considering our budget considerations. I have also been trying to figure out how to prune our collection as we are starting to accumulate more things than I expect to have time to paint and we are running low on storage space.
In other news I finished the first season of Yakamoz S-245.
It was disappointingly predictable overall and the season finale was terrible. I hate cliff hanger season finales. This show seems like another example of a clever idea that was not properly realized. It needed a better military technical advisor, someone like Captain Dale Dye. And the science, even to a scientific layman like me, was just too far fetched. It was difficult for me to suspend my disbelief and remain immersed in the story. Good costuming and set dressing though, I will give them that. As well as decent camera work. I would love to hear what you thought of it though!