It is the last of the monsters of the game, the investigators need to be painted at some point, but they are surprisingly not base coated...
Before Christmas I was buying some movement trays and bases, War-bases.co.uk was said to be a good choice. It was also mentioned, that some MDF buildings should be bought at the same time, because they were good and the more you buy the less postage per item... So I bought some of them just to see the quality. They are still unpainted, but look quite good. While I was browsing, I noticed they have some metal figurines as well. They are quite unlike everything I have ever seen before, they are not warriors, not even civilians in the middle of conflict, but wild and farm animals. And they were quite cheap (at least because they sold in small numbers, the price looks small). So I decided to buy some of them in order to see, what they are. The bloodhound looked tempting, so I bought one. And painted.
I'm not an expert, so I tried to follow the "Black and tan saddle type" color type. I think I did it rather well, at least it's recognizable.
One is not of course enough for good testing, so I bought four Mouflon Sheeps and based them as two pairs.
I thought that sheep are either white or black, but these apparently are quite brown. So I painted them brown with a trademark black line on the back.
And three pheasants to complete my test buy.
One of them is male, second one is a female and third one is baby female. It's quite tricky to paint them at this size.
They are all based on 24mm washers, Warbases say that they are 28mm, but they look rather small. One thing my fellow participants of this Challenge probably know, but it is not very easy to paint multiple models glued on the same base... I have troubles with my nerves, when I paint a horse on 28mm scale - guess how difficult it is to paint all the legs of the Mouflon Sheeps, when there are two of tiny animals, both glued on the same base?
As I said, they were a test buy. So was the test successful? Well, there were no mistakes, I got what was promised, there not much flash or anything. I think they are little bit small, but may be the base fools the eye. The details are rather soft at times, but I'm happy with them. I don't know if there are other providers for pheasants and Mouflon sheep anyway. When I buy more bases from there, I will buy some figures as well.
And the points... Well, 10 points for the Elves. All the rest are 28mm scale models as well, but larger or smaller than regular humans... I hope Curt can make some estimations of the size based on the picture. There are some Shoggoths on the Myth round, so their point value can be copied there. The animals are something new, I'm happy for any points I get from them. :)