Tuesday, 19 January 2016

From PaulS - I. Am. Groot! (12 points)


With the thawing of Frostgrave, spring starts to return to the city surroundings and with it come the forces of nature. These druids use the power of life to try and restore balance to the city ruins and find news of their elders who were in the city prior to the fall.


Only two figures this week sadly. These models are part of the Dungeon Saga campaign. The smaller model is the regular version of Groot Kapoka, a dryad shapeshifter who comes with one of the expansion sets (I forget which one). The larger figure is a Legendary, resin version of the character to use when he has levelled up a bit. Unfortunately one of the issues with DS is the odd scaling of the plastic characters that makes them really small compared to the monsters. The resin versions are larger and fit well with other fantasy ranges.

In some cases, this actually works nicely as he feels like an apprentice; making the pair some druids for Frostgrave. They would work nicely with some GW dryads as minions. I may have to investigate that as an option later...

Despite the plastic version of Kapoka being small, you can see he's supposed to be a BIG character as he still stands taller than a GW skeleton...


Nice idea about using them as low level and high level versions of the same character. I do like the colours on the tunics.As for the scoring, I'll do the smaller one as a 28mm figure and the larger as a 40mm figure - that seems about right, So, 12 points for these two.

24 comments:

  1. The colours really make these figs one to life, nice one Paul!

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  2. Fab, really good looking garden features

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    1. Now I need a garden gnome villain to go with them...

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  3. Amazing figures and a wonderful paint job Paul!

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  4. Really nice brushwork here Paul. Great job.

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  5. Suitably woody pair of fellows, well done!

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  6. Nice, I think I missed these add ons.

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    1. The smaller one should have been a freebie in the main pledge level. The larger resin one was in the Legendary Heroes of Mantica add-on.

      The resins are much, much nicer than the plastic versions and will be used far more often

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  7. Very cool! I really like their 'bark' flesh.

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    1. I need to do more tree-man style characters as they were far easier to paint than normal flesh ;)

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  8. Great work on these, the colours really work on these

    Ian

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    1. Thanks. I had to think of something for the robes that wasn't green as that is too easy for druid types and would blend into the wood too much

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  9. nice work on these, the sculpts are grand for "board game pieces

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    1. Only the small one is boardgame/cheap plastic quality. The larger, resin, one is definitely a good quality sculpt and cast

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  10. They woudl be good "constucts too"
    Nice pieces.

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    1. That's a good point, they would indeed.

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  11. The painting on these is brilliant!

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  12. Well done! The weathered bark is spot on.

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  13. I really like the colors and trees in look on them. They both are very nice models!

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