No game to share, but a couple of minis. Slowly able to finish some of these. Most of the supplies I was waiting on finally arrived, so that might ramp things up a bit.
This week we have an “Apprentice Wizard” for Frostgrave. My son has been using this mini as his second in command. Frostgrave’s system for record-keeping is pretty nice. The Apprentice has the same spells as your Wizard, but just has a lower chance for casting them. Stats are also based off your Wizard’s stats, just a little lower in some areas. I’ve really enjoyed the simplicity of rules in Frostgrave and eager to check out Stargrave at some point as well.
A quick nod to Wudugast for the orange recipe. I tried out his recipe, but something didn’t quite work out for me. Sometimes that happens when we try to recreate the same experiment as others. Maybe it was too shiny next to the other matte paints I was using. Or maybe I didn’t start with the same base. It’s hard to say. I just recall that I had to modify it quite a bit afterwards. I got a pretty decent orange in the end, and it might be something I try out again in the future.
The gems were done with Warcolour gem paints. It felt like it took forever for the paints to arrive, but they are pretty nice. I’m still experimenting with their other paints, and will see how I get on with those. Honestly, I kind of messed the gems up. They were brilliant and bright after laying the Warcolour paint on their recommended Metallic White base. But they didn’t have any shadow. The next day I figured I would take the gem paint and add a small bit of Warcolour Black to it and add the shadows in. Looked like it was going to work, but it ended up being too matte and darkening more than I liked. Next time around, I’ll add the shadows *before* applying the gem paint. I added some gloss to the gems after I took the pics and it has helped a bit.
Like most of us, the miniature isn’t perfect in my eyes. The eyes and gems were the biggest hang up, and I’m still not 100% happy with either. Yet, I am pretty fond of this one. She’s been a major character in our games. The colors, paints on her turned out pretty good. Best of all, this mini is tied closely to both my kids. My son, for using her in game. My daughter for picking out the parts for me to assemble. She helped me choose the head, and arms to go on the body. So in a way, this is kind of her mini as well. I look forward to playing some games with her using this one in the future!
I think this mini also marks the point where I started to adjust my style a bit more for this line of minis. She’s certainly one of the better ones I’ve done for Frostgrave. Yep, it’s all downhill from here folks, haha!
So, no game this week but I have a small piece of terrain from one of Mantic’s Terrain Crates.
Came together pretty quickly and gives us a couple nice pieces of rubble to throw down on the table.
Up Next: I think (I always think this!) I am finally close to wrapping up the Blood Bowl team I’ve been working on. So hopefully I’ll start getting those posts going.