Hi guys, a really quick post for you today – back in April I ran a small pulp game with my sons, where my eldest played Hraxi Jonas, (the interdimensionally famous xeno-archaeologist), and my youngest played Samwise Shortround, his plucky (and punchy!) sidekick. The game was based around killing off some death cultists and hunting down a werewolf, (more here). During the scrap, Shortround got bitten by the werewolf, (just before he delivered a crushing blow to the creature’s unmentionables), and my youngest asked whether this meant that his character could now turn into a werewolf himself… yeah, he’s a proper gamer in the making! Since then I have been keeping my eyes open for a suitable mini, and I spotted ‘the one’ at BOYL this year, the lovely wolfman by Tony Yates, so my son and I sat down to paint him over the weekend:
Hraxi & Shortround – Shortround starts to feel a bit peculiar…
…and transforms into beastform!
Here are the two faces of Samwise Shortround…
I was so impressed with how well my youngest concentrated during the painting, and he really did quite a lot by himself! He is also looking forward to working out rules for Shortround’s wolf-form, and we can expect a new adventure in a couple of weeks!
In other news, I have also been busily plugging away on my warband for The Chapel – I don’t normally post painting WIPs, but I just wanted to prove to Mark that I am on track :-)
That card in the background is all the painting recipes for this project – you can see why it is taking me so long!! Hopefully I’ll have these guys wrapped up this week, and then I can finish off the remaining tree constructs, (a much quicker job), before tackling the four forest bases I need to get through :-/
Writing down how to paint stuff. Yeah, that’s actually really smart. I just hope I can remember enough to make it look close enough.
Love the Werewolf, you need cook up another story for the kids to play. I played Storm of Sigmar with the two older once this summer. It was a lot of fun. A handful of models, a little bit of narrative and some dice goes a long way.
:-) I don’t usually bother, but it has been a big help on this project! Sooooo many steps – trying to capture a process that is largely trial and error :-/ Definitely will be working out some more stories to play out, and yeah, AoS is a pretty damn good intro game. I played out the AoS skirmish book with the little’un on Saturday, and we had a great time!
I picked up Path to Glory with the intent to run a little escalation campaign with the kids. But maybe start with Skirmish first.
Very cool 😎
And the whole reason I started a blog in the first place was so I could write down and keep track of what paints were used!
;-) thanks man
Ace! I hadn’t seen the intrepid duo before, so it’s nice to see them. I have the self-same archaeologist with a load of other jolly good chaps that I want to paint up as some sort of scientific expedition. Seeing this is excellent motivation!
The werewolf is great too. How old is your son? I’ve tried a bit of painting with my girls. I’d like to do it some more.
Thanks mate, I do love ‘not Indiana Jones’ :-) My youngest is seven, so painting is tricky, but he has a great imagination & gaming temperament – he’ll be a cracking little gamer I reckon :-)
Haha, lovely couple there! Nice work, looking forward to more of you and the younglings!
:-) Cheers mate
That’s a very coordinated painting list. I only wish I could ever get around to something like that – in that much detail. Nice work by AJ (Alex Junior) on starting the werewolf, even if you did (presumably) do the tricky parts for him. Now harness that enthusiasm and get him painting block infantry and terrain! ;)
lol – yeah, I foresee the drybrushing of many trees in his immediate future ;-) Cheers mate!
That’s the spirit!
That wolfman is a bit “cute”… which fits perfectly with him being a wolf-half-man.
I got the last bit I needed for my own eldar warband, so I had a fit of enthusiasm and dry fitted some parts. About as far as it went (although I did build up another INQ28 character). When they do get built, I will be sure to pick a simpler painting scheme. (truth be told, they will not turn out as nicely anyway)
I know what you mean – a bit cartoony, butjust right for a game with the kids :-) Looking forward to seeing your Eldar mate, I reckon they’ll be spot on!
Not sure how or why I missed this my friend so I apologise for the delay in commenting. Just a busy week I think. I love the Wolfman. Your son he done well but he has the master to teach him. Nice colour palette for the Chapel Chaps too man.
Cheers dude :-)