|"They say that when the city was living, they used to take prisoners and slaves there."|
This 28mm model of a crossbowman is manufactured by “North Star Military Figures” and is comprised of assorted pieces from their Frostgrave Soldiers twenty multi-part hard plastic boxed set. Carrying a crossbow and dagger, as well as wearing leather armour, the soldier is the second of two such similarly armed men I have within my wizard’s warband, and costs my magic user 50 gold pieces for his considerable services.
Having initially built the figure using some ‘Contacta Professional’ liquid glue for plastics by “Revell”, and then added even more equipment from one of the box’s sprues onto the infantryman’s back, I gave the model an undercoat of “Citadel” Abaddon Black. Once this was dry I slowly worked my way up the model, using various combinations of “Vallejo” paints and “Citadel” washes as I went.
|Animated Construct WIPs - Bok is destined to lead a horde of six Scary Statues|
To add some much-needed contrast to my Crossbowman’s rather dour-coloured assemble I used “Vallejo” Heavy Green and “Citadel” Thrakka Green for his upper robe, “Vallejo” Heavy Blue and “Citadel” Asurmen Blue for his leggings, and a spot of “Vallejo” Heavy Red and “Citadel” Carroburg Crimson to represent a large ruby sat upon a second side-dagger he carries. Finally, as I wanted the Moor’s plain bullet-shaped helmet to appear old and battered, I gave it a coat of “Vallejo” Gunmetal Grey before heavily washing it with “Citadel” Nuln Oil.
|Re-basing the Undead - This Zombie Trooper has been re-painted before having his new base flocked|
I have also almost finished 'touching up' another of my old “Copplestone Casting” figures in order to help get it back on to my tabletop. This particular figure is from Code FW23 Zombie Troopers, and, like some of my other armed cadavers, was probably painted way back in 2007. This model has actually taken some quite significant work as his boots and trousers had become quite badly damaged before I'd even re-based him.
As a result I've taken advantage of his perilous predicament and slightly tweaked his original all-blue colour scheme by completely re-doing his trousers, and even bloodied-up his rather sickly blue-green rotting flesh. In addition I've painted his belt pouches and holster brown, whilst adding some metallic colour to his unimaginative Chaos Black automatic weapon.