Saturday, 4 November 2017

You're a little tall for a dwarf...

This week some of the new Oathbreaker dwarves arrived to have a play with. Really liking these new figures, especially the plastic kit. Starting left to right, we have the freebie dwarf that comes with the early boxes of plastics. Next we have the dwarf king, the mage/crow master and finally one of the plastic figures.

Out of this lot, the mage is my favourite and will be able to do double duty as a sage or a crow master for Frostgrave

I was planning on using these alongside my Saga Vikings as a force for Forgotten Realms, but was just a little surprised to see how tiny the Gripping Beast plastics are compared to these dwarves...

The dwarf does have the integrated base still attached, which gives him a little boost in height, but the Saga plastics look like they may have to be used as dwarf younglings who have yet to grow a beard... they certainly can't be used as humans. Thankfully the dwarf scales really nicely next to the Frostgrave plastics and will allow for a lot of conversions

Thursday, 2 November 2017

And now for something completely different

In a change to the current schedule, for the first time in what feels like ages... I had a coupe of days off work this week and took the opportunity to make a start on some new terrain. Now I have a table, I needed some buildings to go on it! This is the second 4Ground building that I've put together. This one is much much better than the bombed ww2 building. The detailing and fits seem much better.

The forge and chimney consists of about 35 pieces alone! The building is going to be set into some hex shaped bases so that it will slot nicely into my table when it starts going together. While the kit is very pretty, it feels too clean and needs some of the roof tidying up, so I've started hacking this thing up already. The sharp corners to the brickwork on the forge are being roughed up  a bit to make it look less neat. I need to find some time at the weekend to practice with the foam cutter to make the tiles. Once I have the base, the painting can start on the forge...

Some of the Oathsworn dwarves turned up today as well. These are quite a nice kit with plenty of options to make up various troop types from Frostgrave as well. Not quite as many little optional bits as the others, but this is intended to be ranks of infantry rather than skirmish based. The parts will scale well though, so making them more personalised will be easy enough with leftover bits. I grabbed a coupe of the metal figures too, which are excellent as a Heritor, Mage or Crow master. Looking forward to fiddling with these kits.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Stormy night

Another one painted last week is a well known ninja who, until reading the recent comics, I'd assumed was always a bad guy. The toys were always Cobra affiliated, as were his cartoon and film equivalents... so it came as a bit of a surprise to find that in about 70% of the comics he is an ally of the Joes; the rest of the time he is midwiped.

I've painted him up without any Cobra symbols so he can be used as either affiliation.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017


So I finished some infantry for the Joe project last week, but never got around to posting them up.

The Vipers always looked a lot better as villainous infantry than the original Cobra Troopers and slowly became the staple grunt as the comics went on.

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Blobtober ends

With a couple of days left until Halloween, this is the last sunday of Zombtober... so it is only fitting that I finally get around to painting an actual zombie (sort of). This beastly nightmare is the Ablobination from Zombicide: Black Plague. This nasty bloated thing is an Abomination class zombie, with a ranged attack with that massive long arm... you really don't want to be anywhere near this guy. At all.

Some fantastic entries from everyone this year and thanks for letting me join the shambling hordes!

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Monday, 23 October 2017


In ye olde dim and distant past, Scarlett was a Belgian counter intelligence officer in Action Force. With the move away from the Battle comics to Larry Hama's continuity she evolved into an American of Irish descent who had more of a martial arts background and love interest for Snake Eyes.