The Library is started

As shown in my previous posting, I have acquired a lot of new terrain items and so made a start on the first lot. I had deliberately bought a load of Library sets from the Mantic kickstarter so that I could do justice to The Library scenario in the Frostgrave rule book.

Two book cases. They are about 5cm or 2″ wide.

Cabinet, small book case and corner case.

Two issues will be:-
(a) painting the books to provide some colour
(b) buying enough bay brown paint, or other suitable pine coloured paint !

Because I have a lot of this stuff to paint, and then there’s the variants in the Wizard’s study set as well.

Mantic Terrain Crate & Errrr Terrain !

A year ago Mantic did a Kickstarter to create a lot of plastic scenery. Gullible suckers like me and a few mates bought in to it, and it’s arrived/alive !

Delivered first thing (like 8.30am) nice big box.

Unpacked – sadly too hot for the cats to practice box diving.

the crates themselves are fairly robust card boxes, inside an outer card sheath, sao should be good for a few years. I bought a spare one on this basis to replace the increasingly tatty old GW mail order box for my existing scatter terrain.

As you can see, they come with internal dividers, these may need some gluing to make them more robust.

Stacks of library bookshelves, ideal for the Frostgrave Library scenario, and the Maze of Malcor.

Piles of treasure.

Most of the actual scenery pieces are moulded in brown plastic, but some like the treasure are moulded in other colours.

There are some wonky bits, but 90%+ is good to go straight out of the box.

Wizards lair, with figure for size comparison.

All in all a good set of items.

Now all I have to do is paint them all !

Hansat & Rawnald

A couple of adventurers to delve into trapdoors and through barred doors.

Hansat, one of the C02 Wizards project.

he also turns up in the Lichemaster campaign as a warrior monk, so In have used that colour scheme.

Rawnald Bugges, one of the last range of pre-slotta C04 Thieves. Can’t thin k where they go the name from.

As you can see, for once a pre-slotta figure is bigger !

But then he was a larger than life character. 😉

Dungeon Furniture

A slow week painting wise, due to Village Hall and Council work, including a training course yesterday.

But I did get done a second order from Midlam Miniatures.

Doorways – two on the left one side of the piece, two on the right the other side.

I also did four more arches but you’ve seen them already.

Statues with braziers.

the flames are a bit underwhelming, and of course the paint job is the inverse of what real; flames look like, but that is artistic licence for you.

Scrying ball, and cauldron.

trapdoors.

Now I need to finish off the thieves who will be opening them to find the treasure !

Baygar and the Beggar

Another couple of golden oldies.

Baygar from the C02 Wizards range. Often mistaken for the Agyar Mistletaine model, of which it is an obvious variant.

This one I painted back at uni some 25 years ago, and the basing just isn’t up to scratch. There were also a few knocks chipping off the paint.

So I tidied up the chipped paintwork, and re-based him. Obviously you can tell. 😉

FSS 11 hunchback beggar on crutch – must have got this as part of a job lot a few years ago on Evil-Bay.

The old beggar Jon Priceless always in need of Lead Cross parcels. He claims to have had two daughters and a wife, but lost everything on the roll of a d20 in a gaming session….

No known gaming use but one ion those nostalgic pieces that just cry out to be painted

Its a study in sludgy browns. The hood is Bay brown, the cloak Quagmire, the trousers Tan, the stick Spearshaft. All Foundry paints.

Red Faced Thug and a Thief (Updated)

Caught red faced ?

The first of two pre-slotta C04 Thieves finished today. he looks somewhat red faced, despite using Foundry Expert Flesh D, might have to have another go at photographing him, and the club needs straightening.

UPDATE: Slightly less red fced, and with a straight club !

The second pre-lsotta thief painted in exactly the same way and photographed at the same time, but not red faced. Duh ?

Both useful minions for Mordheim and Frostgrave.

Nice and simple to paint and lovely sculpts despite being from ~1983.

The Astromancer’s lair

having started to play the Forgotten Pacts campaign, and then bought the Maze of Malcor, I promised JP I’d get some scenery pieces that were required for the scenarios. he’s done so many items I thought it was time I ponied up some more scenery.

The Nickstarter, the Maze of Malcor is much longer than other supplements.

However, in both supplements there is a need for telescopes !

Good job I had one, bought and painted whilst at uni some 25 years ago. Metal Magic.

Could I find the other five I needed to make the half dozen needed ?

Yes I could !

Once again Midlam Miniatures have re-released the item, I think re-mastered as they are slightly larger. So now I have the half dozen telescopes required.

With a few other pieces of scenery being painted up/finished, I think I have some suitable scenery for an Astromancer’s lair.

And the all important throne – this time by Ainsty, bought as part of a not so secret project.