|"...Wild boars are also very tasty and thus much sought-after in the Frozen City."|
This 28mm scale model of a Boar is manufactured by “North Star Military Figures” and can be bought together with three Giant Rats as code FGV309 from their “Frostgrave" Range. The miniature has been based so as to fit in with the rest of my collection of figures for Joseph A. McCullough's fantasy wargame in the Frozen City, but, having been recently inspired to purchase "Palaeo Diet: Eat Of Be Eaten" by "Ganesha Games" thanks to Joe's wonderful coverage of the game on his superb blog "Zabadak's ZombieWorld", I'm currently eyeing the wild swine as a possible start to a menagerie of giant grazers for that "stand-alone set of gaming rules for recreating prehistoric animal hunts" as well.
To begin with I undercoated the wide-ranging mammal with two layers of “Vallejo” Heavy Brown and heavily washed the beast with "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade. I then dry-brushed the boar's well-sculpted hide with (more) "Vallejo" Heavy Brown, before 'picking out' its ridge of shaggy fur, eyes, mouth and hooves in Black. I also applied a light dry-brush of "Vallejo" Heavy Charcoal to the model's ridged back.
|"The Invasion" Cyberman WIPs - The silver giant has been primed, washed and dry-brushed for the AHPC|
In order to help blend the black and brown elements of the figure together I carefully dry-brushed some additional "Vallejo" Black up the animal's legs, and then washed all these areas with some "Citadel" Nuln Oil. Lastly, I dry-brushed some additional "Vallejo" Heavy Brown around the top of the hooves, before gluing a double helping of "Citadel" Snow around the plastic 40mm circular base.
With another of my long-forgotten, partially-painted models finished, I have turned the vast majority of my attention to my contributions for the Ninth Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge (AHPC). As in previous years I will be attempting to attain a target score of 500 points during the next three months, with the vast majority of my entrants being 28mm scale models (scoring a humble 5 points apiece).
|Yewan Grove The Treeman and Grove's Shrubs WIPs - The Treefolk have been dry-brushed|
Resultantly, I wanted to get at least some points on the board straight away, so have started work on a lone Cyberman from the 1968 "Doctor Who" eight-episode long adventure entitled "The Invasion". This particular piece was a much appreciated gift from "Warlord Games" during my most recent visit to their Nottingham-based Headquarters, and once finished will give me enough of Tobias Vaughn's emotionless allies to use the 'Cybermen & Cybermats' Recruitment card in "Doctor Who: Exterminate!"
Admittedly, I'm never going to successfully attain my AHPC target tally by simply painting one-off models, so have also begun shading and dry-brushing five of the treefolk from the "Toon Realms" range by "Lucid Eye Publications". These 'Ents' will be the start of a 'Lord Of The Toons' project I have in mind, and are packed full on wonderful tiny details such as grass-beards and tiny toadstools growing across their back's bark.