For my second post of the week, just a couple of quick stop offs on the Inner ring. Firstly, to Gethen for the theme of Ice and cold. A quick rummage around the bits/spares box and I found enough parts to build a Frostgrave wizard.
She certainly looks like she is wrapped up warm enough to deal with the cold. I have discovered previously painting bases for WW2 winter wear Russians that a nice thick layer of Citadel Stirland mud drybrushed white makes a nice quick frosty looking ground.
Then over to Altair IV with the theme of old robots. Well, at Salute last year I spotted this little dude and I just had to buy him. I feel terrible for not noting the manufacturer. I normally keep track of these details by keeping the insert cards from blisters in a small scrapbook, but he just came in a plain bag.
He is very reminiscent of one of the droids from the classic movie Silent Running from 1972. I have inherited a love of contemplative sci fi from my Dad and remember watching this with him. To this day I still find it fascinating how they performed these droids.
Finally, just as a "pallet cleanser" and experiment I painted this 3D printed orc. This is my second attempt with citadel contrast paints (first attempt here.) for the green skin and I think I was more successful this time. Although I am still not sure what all the fuss is about, it took three coats of Plaguebearer flesh on top of a white undercoat to achieve this. I am sure I could have probably achieved something similar with one coat of traditional green and a brown ink.
So, three 28mm scale models 3 x 5 points = 15 points
2 x planet bonuses = 40 points
Total points = 55 points.
Three really lovely miniatures for your second post of the day Peter. I really like the metal effect you've achieved on the orc shield. That slightly blue tint on the spikes really makes them pop and stand out against the rest of the metal. Nice!
55 points it is mate. Love em.