And so it was, Gentle Readers, that I found myself unable to sleep this morning thanks to the hot and steamy conditions. I hauled my worthless carcass out of bed and shambled into the kitchen, grabbed a glass of ice water, and sat at the paint bench (which normal humans call a 'breakfast bar' - how droll!) to finish off my first entry in the 7th Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge.
Amazingly, after a mere five hours of fitful sleep, I actually completed a figure.
|"Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal!"|
This is Scibor Miniatures' Santa Snowman Slayer (or is that 'Sleigher'?), one of their characterful range of Dwarven seasonal figures. He'd been languishing on the North Face of my Lead, Plastic and Resin Mountain for a few years now, and I promised myself that 2016 would be his year. And now it is (just)!
I love Scibor's work, and my favourite entry from last year was one of theirs; the Chaos Dwarf Admiral with Panzer Duck.
Now here we have a bit of a conundrum. Yes, that's 5 points on the board (look out Alex, I'm gaining on you...), but given the snowy (dare I say Frosty?) conditions in which he finds himself, and his grave expression, I venture to hope that this may be my first salvo in the Antipodean Frostgrave Duel between myself and my illustrious adversary Millsy. I'd have no problem fielding him as a Barbarian hireling...
But does our Duels Wallah agree? Will I draw first blood in the Frostgrave Duel, or is this a fridge too far?
Ooh, that is a cooool figure Ev (no applause, please). I particularly like the 'Ho Ho Ho' tats and his festive slippers. I have a fondness for the Scibor line as well - so amazingly well sculpted and often a bit whacky.
I wonder exactly what Frosty's did to cause such an extreme reaction from Ole Nick? Hmm...
Ah Haaa! Did it have something to do with Mrs. Claus? It has been reported that the words: 'That carrot for a nose is not the only impressive thing about him...' was heard through the door as he was leaving the house with his axe. :)
Frankly, I think this is a perfect opening gambit for your Frostgrave duel with Millsy. What says you Mr. Mills?
Great work, Ev. Welcome to the glorious points roster!