|"Contrary to popular belief, most Witches are not ugly old women..."|
This 28mm pewter model of a Witch is made by “North Star Military Figures” and can be bought together with an appropriately attired apprentice as code FGV110 from their “Frostgrave” range. A hoarder of “oddly-shaped rocks” this Hedge Wizard is to be the leader of a warband destined to scour “the frozen ruins of the city of Felstad” in the near future. But currently only leads a party of one crossbowman…
As I wanted this miniature to be similar in appearance and colour to that illustrated within the “Frostgrave” rulebook published by “Osprey Games” I initially undercoated him with some “Citadel” Abaddon Black before working my way up his numerous furs using “Vallejo” Heavy Brown and Heavy Bluegrey. These areas were then washed with either “The Army Painter” Strong Tone Quickshade or “Citadel” Nuln Oil. In addition I painted the occasional piece of hairy hide with “Vallejo” Heavy Charcoal.
|Secret Santa WIPs - These demonic gifts have all been given "Vallejo" Heavy Red undercoats|
As the wizard also seemed to be adorned with a red waist-sash and neckerchief, I painted these garments with Heavy Red, before washing them with “Citadel” Carroburg Crimson. I also used this colour combination on the model’s totem banner. To try and give the impression of the magic-user wearing a leopard-skin shoulder shawl, I first painted the animal skin with “Vallejo” Heavy Ochre, dappled it with spots of Heavy Sienna and then finally applied a layer of Strong Tone Quickshade over the entire piece of clothing.
Lastly I painted the Witch’s skull face and helmet using “Vallejo” White, and gave the figure’s headwear a heavy wash of more Strong Tone Quickshade, before dry-brushing it a little with some additional “Vallejo” White.
|Gangster WIPs - Simple but effective sculpts, these "Pulp Figures" should soon be finished|
Keeping with the “Frostgrave” theme, I have managed to base, grit and prime my very much appreciated Secret Santa gift. This Imp, Minor Demon and Major Demon will make some wonderful additions to my “North Star Military Figures” collection, and will definitely contribute towards my Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge “Frostgrave” submissions in the near future. Thanks very much indeed.
In addition I have started painting ten gangster models from Bob Murch’s “Gangland Justice” range. I actually started painting the shoes and trousers of these first two criminals during last year’s event, so they aren’t actually eligible entrants for my current Pulp Genre Side-Challenge. But working on them has certainly helped me to obtain an ‘eye’ as to how to paint the rest of these very characterful sculpts and I still own eight more of the ‘hired killers’ which were never progressed beyond basing and an undercoat.