Monday, 25 January 2016

From AdamC: Mouse Templar and Ice Spider (10 Points)

Adam does't seem to be literally snow bound like Miles, so is resorting to virtually winter in Frostgrave again.

 This is my second post for today another Mouseman (Dark Sword Miniatures)  ready to set off for Frostgrave, I love the detail on his helmet and wish I could have gotten it to look better in the photo. He'll make an excellent Templar soldier for some war band.
 Giant Ice spiders are a common creature in Frostgrave and they sort of show how horrible a place it is... not only do you have the undead, trolls, traps and other war bands to contend with but these giant 8 legged nastiest too.
 I used light blue, then a wash and some dark blue for highlights note the eyes circling the head
The fangs are the only part I don't really like but I can't come up with a better look for them.  This is Reaper Bones figure.   That's two more Frostgrave figures for 10 more Points.


I do like these mice Adam.  Your Templar has a steely determined air to him, like he absolutely must get that cheese.  Great work on the armour.  And that is an evil looking blue spider.  Well done on both figures for 10 points.

26 comments:

  1. Oooh he's very nice!I also have a soft spot for spiders. Well done.

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  2. Love the mouse! Nice spider too :)

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  3. Cool stuff Adam, especially the ice spider. I really like that blue.

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  4. Really love the mouse, looks really great, very much reminds me of the voyage of the dawn treader

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    1. Thanks and you are right he does bring Reepicheep to mind even if he was a swashbuckling fellow not an armored knight

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  5. The mice knight are really cool - I even called my wife over and she deemed him "cute" - high praise indeed! Sadly, the spider got the standard "ugh" she associates with all things wargaming. Batting .500 isn't so bad!

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    1. If I get 50% female approval I came doing well :)

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    2. I love spiders so you're getting 100% from this female.

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  6. I always like your Dark Sword figures Adam. I don't think I've seen anyone do an Ice Spider before. Brilliant idea for Frostgrave and well painted.

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  7. The mousling is really cool, with your rodent adventurers, I'm reminded of the Redwall Chronicles and Martin the Mouse! My kids loved those stories.
    It's bad enough for crunchy spiders in warmer climes, but now you risk finding them in a blizzard!? Great blue on him though, I'd try some fine line ink or blue wash on the fangs if you still dislike them. It'll still keep him icy looking and make them look interesting...if you DO like looking at spider mandibles that is! ;)

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    1. Redwall is the reason I got these Critter Kingdoms guys. The blue ink is a worth while suggestion.

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  8. That is an awesome Mouse Warrior Adam. Of the spider I will speak no more. (Hides eyes, and lifts feet)

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  9. I am still laughing at the ear armour on the Templar! Now that is funny. The Ice spider is cool (Pun intended) but the Mouse Templar just rocks!

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    1. The ears are a little funny looks a little Mickey Mouse or he woudl if he didn't look like he would cut you for saying that.

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  10. Nice work! Love the mouse sculpt!

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    1. Dark Sword Makes great figures all around.

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  11. I like the blue you achieved and that spider is very creepy. The fangs strike me as being the hairy kind so the sculpt did not help you there. I'm not sure what else you could do.

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  12. More super Frostgrave miniatures Adam.

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  13. Yep that spiders creepy

    Ian

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