Sunday, 22 July 2018

Minions Past and Future

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...


SpacecowSmith said...

Excellent work on the minis!

Solo gaming is great fun, especially as you're guaranteed not to be stuck with an annoying opponent!

Can't wait to see how the project develops!

Toby said...

Thanks! I've got enough models for a team, but they need some opponents. I'm working on some goblins and a big monster as required by the scenario I'll be playing.

Do you know any good sets of rules for solo gaming, by the way?