Hope every one had a good holiday with lots of shiny new miniatures under the tree or lots of useful items the will free up money to spend on miniatures (which is just as good).
Over the weekend I finished three Frostgrave Cultists from the box I got with the Nickstarter. Cultists are the super villain cannon fodder of the Frostgrave world complete with sill costumes. I've gotten a lot of question about how I am doing winter bases so here it is.
First I paint the base (I use a 1" stainless steel washer) with a mix of white glue (Modge Podge) and a brown paint.
Then I cover them with sand (any gritty material should work) and let them dry, at least 30 minutes
after its dry enough to work with put on another layer of glue and paint (no specific ratio just "enough")
Then I add the snow flock, I use Army Painters snow flock.
Then let them dry 30 minutes to an hour and shake the excess back into the tub...
I then use plain white glue to add an additional layer of snow flock if needed...
I add tufts of grass at the same time so they look like they are poking out of the snow and not sitting on top of it.
Cultist one has a big mace and a mask worthy of a Mexican wrestle. He's certainly an intimidating presence.
One of the odd things about cultists in Frosgrave is they collect bones and this fellow sees fit to haul someone’s femur around with him.
Cultists Number two has a cone head mask, my initial approach was to do the mask in a shade of white but the seemed too much like a KKK mask so I revised my approach.
Some snow caught the tail of his coat a happy accident.
This is a very dynamic figure show charging into battle. The sword and bucker combination suggested a more well off cultists so I gave him some fancier clothing.
The leather armor had some great tooling on it and I wanted a color that would draw the eye so you would see it hence the purple. I may have over done the wash on the light blue/grey tunic but I imagine being a cultist is a fairly dirty job.
This should be another 15 Points, I hope Curt that you don't mind the little how two at the beginning it just seemed like the simplest way to address the inquiries I have been getting on the subject.
Great work Adam and thanks for providing your take on doing snow bases. I particularly like the chap with the mace who single handily proves that not all cultists have to wear last year's ridiculous pointy hats. Yes, he's a trendsetter and I'm sure the envy of all his cowled, raving, lunatic friends (thought that one in turquoise is quite smashing).
15 Points! Well done my man.
Thank you Curt :)ReplyDelete
They are indeedDelete
I am sure people are sick of me telling them that White wood glue (commonly called PVA)is actually a water based resin. So is excellent for bases as you have demonstrated.ReplyDelete
The Figures are great and worthy additions to your warband. Nice to see them.
Indeed I find it quite adequate for a variety of tasks and thank you.Delete
Nice work Adam! Keep em coming...ReplyDelete
Thanks I plan to. :)Delete
Cracking miniatures and a tutorial, what a fine chap you are.ReplyDelete
Lovely work Adam :)ReplyDelete
This is getting weird - your production line just keeps 'em coming! Amazing!ReplyDelete
oh there are plenty more cultists in the queueDelete
Great work Adam. I've taken notes on the snow!ReplyDelete
Your welcome, I am still getting used to the idea that I have painting and modeling wisdome to pass on.Delete
Great job on the cultists, I like the wealthy loon! Thankyou also for the quick base tutorial too.ReplyDelete
Your Most welcome :)Delete
Great looking figures, who doesn't love a good cultist? I appreciate the snow tutorial. Straight and to the point.ReplyDelete
Yourvery welcome, I hope it works for people.Delete
Good to see more Frostgrave figures, nice workReplyDelete
More to come :)Delete
Very interesting figures. Nice work with them!ReplyDelete
Good work Adam!ReplyDelete
What a great little group of characters! Thanks for the tutorial, too.ReplyDelete
Thanks and you are welcome.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the snow tutorial!ReplyDelete