Amazon with Light Sabre

Collected some repairs and conversions today, amongst which was…

A C30 Amazon with Light Sabre.

As you can see from the one on the right, the original club/blowpipe (opinion is divided) is subject to damage given the age of the figures and the softer metal used back then.

The light sabre is a repair – brass rod with hollow red plastic sleeve.

I am very tempted to keep it like that as a “Power Sword” which as some may remember was an option in WHFB’s (2nd Edition) huge table of magic weapons.

Focused (1)

.Right well as ever it never went as well as I’d thought, but here are 4 figures painted / finished in one day.

Another Treasure Hunter.

Again laden with stuff.

For some reason the lantern hasn’t come out well as it is more yellow than that !

Marvo, Shazzamm’s Apprentice. Another Citadel Cleric.

I chose them because their staffs were the same.

Another Captain, again a Foundry (ex Citadel) Medieval type.

The large shield is again a chance to paint with bright colours to break up the endless browns and silver !

A quickie – an old Citadel Night Horrors figure base painted by a friend (Joe) and then washed and highlighted by me today. Suitable for AVBCW, as he is toting a shotgun.

More to come, those that didn’t make the grade before the light was gone !

FOCUS !

Back when I started this blog, I said it wasn’t going to be a day by day account of how many times I’d been to the toilet and what I’d eaten, and hopefully I’ve kept to that. That said, yesterday and today are going to be a bit of a micro management exercise. I have a game lined up for tomorrow (Monday) so as an exercise in how this can focus your braincell on getting some figures painted (of which precious few have been done recently) here’s a couple of posts…

here’s the tabletop that needs clearing. A couple of dozen figures and thrice that if paint pots.

This did provoke me yesterday (Saturday) to finish off two of the blighters that have sat there 90% done for the last fortnight.

First off a treasure Hunter, she’s been done for some time

Lots of gear on her, and for some reason I have equipped or chosen all the treasure hunters, to have lanterns. Don’t know why, but it helps them stand out from the thieves and thugs on the tabletop I suppose

Then a gaudy knight, again a Foundry (ex citadel) Medieval figure. It gives me an excuse to break out some “colour”.

Very simple and easy to paint.

Two down at least half a dozen to go !
Let’s see how many i can do…

Shazzam, is a word

Finally now the gloom of snow has lifted I’ve finished off a few more items, not as many as I’d like, and not all photographed due to running out of time.

The eponymous Shazzam ! that I played in the last game of Frostgrave with Jon.

Actually a C03 Cleric, but look suitably magical anyway.

An Ali Morrison sculpt with suitably weird ice cream cone style head gear. 🙂

His apprentice will be along shortly.

Foundry medieval knight, does what it says on the packet.

May not say “Ni”

Another Foundry medieval figure.

Better light levels caught this back shot of the figure.

Infantryman for Frostgrave.

Again a Foundry figure, this time a Ribauld. The original shield long missing was replaced with a small round GW plastic shield.

And the final CP Models treasure item – a bag of potions. So now I can set up a scenario where players can chase after specific types of treasure for better or worse.

And as for the title of this posting, Pantene Pro-V is not a word…

More to come tomorrow light levels and Highway Agency staff permitting (Council matter).

Block Painting & Bison

Dreadfully slow progress on the lead mountain due to the inclement weather here in the UK.

A male Bison – a freebie from Foundry earlier this year. Quite a nice big model, so I didn’t feel like giving it away. No idea what I’ll use it for, but seeing as I’ve used Lions in AVBCW something will come to mind.

An easy paint in these low light levels.

These three fellows were painted before the snow, and then took a day to be photographed, again due to rubbish light levels.

I now have all but three of the Chaos Familiar models – another unexpected project. I find having the Familiar Spell for Frostgrave wizards almost mandatory to give those extra 2 health points.

So with the poor light levels, I thought what could I do ? Well these guys have been loitering undercoated for over a decade, so I decided to start block painting them as that can be done easy enough.

I have another 6 figures including two wizards awaiting highlighting, and am working on another 6 or more so it’ll be bonanza time if the weather is lifting as they forecast in the next few days.

It also means I won’t have two cranky cats sitting in front of me angry I have not turned the weather off !

Thieves, Cultists & Treasure, sounds Familiar ?

More poor lighting, a couple,ncil meeting then topped off with a stomach bug, so here’s a catch up of stuff done late last week and this week.

Two C04 Thieves, one of which is my Tunnel Fighter for the new “into the Breeding Pits” campaign with Jon.

Each of the C04 thieves are unique and in way a regimented figure so take a lot more time to paint. You can see how much clutter they have on them. Still, very good figures to have.

Mordheim Chaos Cultist, another one that has been kicking around too long, complete with Hannibal Lecter face mask.

I said I wouldn’t get side tracked with treasure, but I was finishing these two items off.

Again, some treasure specific tokens – scrolls and grimoires.

Two more familiars. One I bought on evil-bat recently, and the other from way back when rebased and tarted up.

The “bird thing” familiar has multiple arms including a dagger hidden behind its back.

Yet more !

The mannequin will do as both familiar and small construct. It’s a Failcast version, the club is ever so slightly bent.

And then there is Cousin IT. (Addams Family)

Bought on evil-bay, rebased, not my paint job.

Nice item.

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.