Happy Monday chaps, I’m happy to report that I have a) completed the thugs & warhound that I needed to finish up my starting Frostgrave/RT warband, and b) I’m due to take them out for spin tonight in my first (rescheduled) game of Frostgrave. Double-yey! So without further ado, here are the thugs & hound:
I’m pretty happy with this group – the guy on the left had his left arm swapped out after some feedback from Wudugast when I posted up the WIPs – a significant improvement I feel (thanks mate!). Middle guy is a case of making the best of things really! He turned out ok I think, but he’s a real odd-ball sculpt, and I really wish I had done something about his left arm – that’s three ‘pointers’ in ten figures, which is an excessive level of pointy-fingeritis in my opinion… Ho-hum, he’s just a thug so I should be able to swap him out early in any campaign. The guy on the right is another one where I wish I had done something different with the left arm, but other than that I think he’s pretty solid. I’m pretty chuffed with the warhound – he’s also a Marauder piece, but I went with one of the Dark Elf hounds rather than the more bizarre but obvious chaos warhound. I tried to paint an exotic but believable coat on this little fella – I think it worked out? Anyhow, here’s a shot of the whole starting warband:
As a side note, I also cranked out another building over the weekend – an MDF hab-unit from ‘Charlie Foxtrot Models’. It needs two soft-drink cans to complete the curved side sections, and it’s quite a big item! I added a few bits here and there, most notably rungs up the sides to encourage roof access. Here are a few pics of the warband posing on and around it :-)
So, that’s all for now folks – I suspect that my next post will be a skirmish report from tonight’s Frostgrave intro!
So much goodness in one post Alex. Brilliant.
I like pointing miniatures actually. Plus as you have three of them you can put them in humorous disco poses more easily now.
lol – hadn’t thought of that! Tanks mate, now I need to build a discotheque! ;-)
Great stuff, and I love all the pointers! ;)
Thanks man – I din’t mind a few pointers here and there, but 30%? ;-)
Excellent my friend. Just pure excellence. I look forward to seeing the report. Knock em dead.
lol – I’ll give it a go mate :-)
Big improvement to that thug and the whole gang is looking cracking. Enjoy the game!
Cheers dude :-)
A very cool group – great work.
Cheers dude :-)
Great work on these guys Alex – the modifications to your thugs have certainly given them each a personality of their own – which I’m sure will come out even more via their exploits in Frostgrave. The warband has a nice cohesive feel even though each model is very much an individual.
I also like the terrain piece. It’s come up very nicely indeed. I’ve recently gotten some MDF stuff and I need to read up on out how to assemble and base coat it. Don’t want to wreck it by putting too much moisture onto it or anything like that!
Cheers mate, I’m so pleased with how they turned out :-) Turns out Frostgave is pretty good as well, and this band will be growing soon… more on that tomorrow ;-) btw, I didn’t do anything clever for the mdf – kids PVA, Citadel spray, paint & wash! We’ll see how it holds up!
Frostgrave is on my list of “Games to start playing” and I’ve even bought the rulebook. Unfortunately, I’m the guy in my regular group who has to read all the miniature rules and teach the games to everyone else – so we don’t get that many new games played… Keep us updated!
Great work on these, although “excess pointing” guy is my favorite… something about the powerfist with that pose, and the face paint is ace.
Thanks ‘packer – he certainly has a cartoonish charm about him… Me and my mate have taken to calling him ‘chubby big-hair’!
Stellar paintjob(as always). Man that powerfist is just perfect for the big hair guy. Such a good use of bitz
Oh, I do find that changing an existing model to such an extent is a very gratifying thing to do. We’re spoiled for choice on the bits front these days! Thanks for the kind words mate, glad you’re enjoying them :-)