C33 Wizard on Whirlwind

This is one of the rarer C33 Adventurer packs from the mid 1980’s as slot bases were rolled out.

Does what it said on the (blister) pack, but hang on, it’s not that simple.

Yes, the “tab” is virtually non existent, so amongst a grab bag of stuff I took to Byakhee Richard was this one, there was no way simple stupid glue would suffice to keep this on a base.

So Richard pinned it, added a stabilising square of something, and then a metal washer to provide weight to the base (30mm GW round base).

Much better.

The female wizard on foot.

On the whirlwind. I base coated it with a dark silver and then worked up to white.

The pair together.

Sharp eyed people will have noticed that I have two of them (see the tab photo, and the raw metal, compare and contrast oxidation of the white metal).

Best check on the wizard on flying carpet next.

Thing

In between dispiriting visits to houses to buy I managed to do some painting.

Citadel Lord of Battle, Axel Starsong. One of those figures I had to have, but never got round to painting. Will do service as a Templar.

Citadel Paladin, Lady Zoneliegh. She will do service as a Captain.

Foundry Pict crossbowman, who will do service as err, a crossbowman, I know it was an inspired choice.

Citadel Familiar, because ….

CP Models, dungeon treasure items, yes I know I said I wasn’t going to get sidetracked but I’d ordered them along with the toads sown to finish them off. Nice items, only annoyance is the bases are smaller than the 25mm round bases I use for all the other treasure items.

And finally…

Thing !

I think this was included both in the Citadel Familiars range and the Night Horros range.

So it’ll double up as a familiar and a Construct.

In the meantime…

Familiar faces

In preparation for today’s gaming session with Jon, I finished off these two Citadel Familiars for the newly painted Holbron and Gideon.

Painted with reds to make them key in with their masters.

(NB, the “black stripe” on the walking book is an optical illusion, it’s just acres in the page !)

I chose these two as Holbron being a Sigilist would probably like a walking book.

The games session was one of the best Jon and I have had, we finished off the Thaw of the Liche Lord campaign, and these two long term foes have reached an end of an era.

More to come tomorrow, once I’ve edited the photos of the two scenarios we played: The Bone Wheel; and The Final Battle.

A Little Challenge (part 2)

Well it did take me more than a week to finish off the figures I’d planned on doing in a week

An Apothecary and a Crossbowman.

.These were done within the week as hoped, and photographed a few days ago.

Holbron Toddlebrew, and his Apprentice, Gideon.

Lots of books and scrolls.

Holbron is the Sigilist I’ve been playing since November 2015.

YES.

It has taken this long for me to replace the two original figures with properly colour co-ordinated and based figures.

Just in time for frioday’s scenario of “The Bone Wheel” from the Thaw of the Liche Lord supplement.

The fifth figure, the Savage didn’t get painted. It’s sitting there rather unloved for an unknown reason. I suspect that it’s to do with the low light levels meaning I want to prioritise the figures i’m likely to use in the next month or so, which is rather sad as the Savage and many other Ghost Archipelago figures are really good !

So stand by Friday/Saturday for some updates in the form of an AAR.

I also have a couple of familiars to finish off before Friday, and am halfway through some more Wizards and minions.

Captains & Treasure, and a Construct (UPDATED)

Finally I finished the three Captains I’ve had on the table for some time.
In one case a ridiculously long time given the figure.

From L-R:
– Frostgrave Folio Champion, with the metal parts from the Nickstarter (North Star)
– Frostgrave Captain
– Bad Squiddo/Dice Bag Lady female in plate mail

You will notice that the photo is BAD.

New photo, in better daylight.

I have themed the Captains’ outfits with their shields.

Of note, none of these Captains have bows and quivers, something that I have plans to address, so that I have one or more Captains with ranged weapons. probably for another upcoming challenge I have in mind.

Two more treasure tokens, a potion in jar, and the contents of a canopic jar.

This photo was taken around mid-day and as you can see captures the depth of colour much more effectively.

Large Construct, again taken late in the day. Since I have an Enchanter (Lady K), and Jim has an Enchanter, I thought it best to have another of these bad boys hanging around..

More progress on the “little Challenge” today as well.

A little challenge

Over the last year I haven’t painted as many actual human (or demi-human) figures as I could/should/would have.

Instead I’ve let myself become diverted by scenery, treasure tokens and easy to paint creatures.

No problems with any of them they’re all useful, but I now find a paucity of actual painted human figures is holding me back in Frostgrave.

Therefore I thought I’d to an ad-hoc challenge to paint five human figures in a week.

If successful I might extend this and repeat it throughout the year.

The first five are shown above. I chose them on the basis of need. L-R:-
– Holborn Toddlebrew. My first wizard. I have a painted model but it’s “primitive”
– Gideon, the apprentice (ditto, also not colour co-ordinated)
– Savage, in preparation for Ghost Archipelago, plus a chance to brush up (ha!) my skin tone painting
– Apothecary, because…
– Crosbowman, because…

Some are undercoated or have vestiges of a paint job, others are raw metal, so first job is to get them all to the same stage of painting.

In the meantime I do have some figures to show the world, but am waiting on a few more to be painted for the “added value”.

Screw when necessary (AVBCW Supply Dumps)

Well that got your attention !

Armies rely on logistics, supplies and so on. So its only reasonable that scenery should reflect that with supply dumps etc.

Straight from the UK MOD, you read it !

Screw when necessary.

😉

In amongst the stuff that didn’t go into storage was a bag of half painted supply dump stuff – resin scenery pieces whose origin eludes my brain cell.

So in the run up to 4th November when we are having one of our AVBCW Big Games, I thought I’d drag it out and paint it up.

Placed on 40mm round bases, I raised the resin pieces by using some card chopped off of a recent order. This means they don’t blend in/get lost in the flock.

Three of the normal pieces, made up of multiple items glued to the same base. Includes Lewis Guns and SMLEs.

Great big pile of ammo boxes !

No, I haven’t written “Screw when necessary” on the sides. 🙂

I have enough for 10 items of scenery, and also found some with German helmets, and British WW1 Pith helmets, so they’ll be good for BoB stuff – to follow.