So I survived the weekend's festivities with only minor hangovers and remainders of a cold. Speaking of cold.. I finally started, and then subsequently finished my Frostgrave gang that I had assembled for the last competition, but never got around to!
I really want to try this game out in 2017, and so I went to town on the models. Plus it was a nice respite after the mass of US Rangers as I could be a bit more free in the colors here.
I tried for a muted color theme overall. Keeping to some cowardly browns of various shades throughout the gang. Though tossed in some reds here and there to liven them up slightly. Still muted overall, but enough to add some color to them.
One thing that I really wanted to do with my Frostgrave set was to really put some snow and ice onto them. You can see in the photo above how they look differently between with and without. With looked more interesting and so I tried it for the entire gang. And I was aiming for a blizzard like conditions for them as well.
Am not fully sold on it for all models, but at the same time it does look neat. I just hope to see it last overall!
Product used was this, which is normally for showcase, so I am curious if it will last or not with extreme gaming ( or lack of it if I can't get anyone local to play! ).
I then quickly swapped over to some cowgirls to warm myself back up after all the snow and ice ( something that we have not seen much or any of in the UK thus far ). These were a lot of fun, and also held over from last year! I know that there are a few western gamers at the club with Dead Man's Hand being played at times. So now I have enough models overall to play with ( when looking at my less brightly painted cowboys ). Should be interesting to see them on the table and how well they do ( especially the maiden in the middle with her Sunday bests on ).
And quickly just a status update on what I have gotten done over the xmas holidays. The Judges are going to their owner so will be the last photo with them in, but you can see the rest. Am really happy with the output so far and getting back to some gaming models ready for the new year of gaming. Lots of new games to try out and play, and I have yet to start in on the ECW set! Maybe next?
ByronM: Two very different entries, but both very well done. The second entry (the cowgirls) are full of character with what I see as a Daisy Duke style country girl with a gun, to a potentially hired gun in the middle, to some Mexican Banditas, all of which show character in their own way. The high contrast shading on the red dress is especially nice.
The first entry (Frostgrave figures) are a completely different style, but are done equally well and are my favourite of the two entries. I think the very muted / faded colours completely works for the Frostgrave setting, and the snow on them adds even more to the effect, really selling the fact that they are in the middle of an adventure. I would keep the snow effect on all the future models you do for the force as it looks really sharp. Hell, I will probably even steal the idea for my Frostgrave force!
Overall, these two entries net you 60 points.