Two more random models this week - one for Frostgrave, and the other for the Necromunda and the robot factory (or, perhaps, Necronmunda).
This model is a really, really old wizard that I bought some time in the early 1990s. I originally painted him in a rather odd faded-pink colour, which I'm glad to say has now been entirely removed thanks to the alchemy of Dettol. He's a good characterful sculpt, although the detail on the face is rather soft (of which more later). I think he'll make a suitably put-upon apprentice.
The second model is quite interesting, if you're me (which, unless this is a Philip K Dick novel, you're not). It was in a bag of random metal models that I got cheap off the internet - I find such things hard to resist - and was missing a head. I think it's an adviser made by Pig Iron Miniatures.
To be honest, it's not an amazing sculpt, but I like the concept and the pose. I added a Statuesque Miniatures head, which I think makes up for the lack of fine detail on the body. As ever, adding a better head really improves an entire model.
And I attempted some object source lighting! This is a brave new world for me, and not a technique I'd like to use often as it's very tricky. I don't think I made a total pig's ear of it, but it was really hard to do and it still doesn't feel quite right to me. Anyway, onwards.
I have a grand plan. I have bought the Frostgrave manual and a supplement that includes a single-player campaign. My plan is to make a team for it, as well as the monsters, and fight the game on a fully-painted table of scenery. I think this will be rather cool. I've wanted to try solo wargaming for a while, and I've heard good things about Frostgrave's system. We shall see...