Monday, 16 September 2013

Wet Paint: first Reaper Bones figure

A good week ago I received my big box of Reaper Bones (I pledged at Vampire Level in the Kickstarter so I got a box of 200+ miniatures). This is the first of them painted:

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Meet Elkar Levanas, called the Blood-Eyed, Guardian of Kandor, Master of Everhome and archmage of Nirya. The figure is called Anirion, Wood Elf Wizard, on the Reaper site, but in my world (Nirya, of course) this is Elkar the Blood-Eyed. Elkar is the most powerful mage of the land, the equivalent of wizards such as Mordenkainen, Elminster and Raistlin in other campaign worlds. And yes, his looks (if not his character) are very much inspired by that last mage, who has always been my favourite among the 'official' game world mages.

I gave myself two points for this one as I went full-on three (even four occasionally) layers for his paint job. This photo does not really show that, something I will remedy later with a better 'studio' photo.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Wet Paint: first Thirty Years' War figures

This is the first base (plus one officer of the next base) of pikemen for my new TYW project;

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They obviously belong to the Swedish Yellow Brigade, which is one of the units I'm modelling. More on this later, but in short my Yellow Brigade will consist of two units of three of these bases, plus about half as much again in musketeers. The figures are Warlord Games plastics (except for the officer and the leftmost—as seen from the base itself—pikeman in the front rank, which are metal).

Next in the painting queue are the first of the big box of the Reaper Bones Kickstarter which arrived this week :).