Sunday 27 November 2016

Do not call up that which you cannot put down: Frostgrave demons

Greetings all.

Got a little something special for you tonight, more in line with my usual painting preferences too: Daemons!

As a bit of background, my Frostgrave summoner recently picked up the spell "Summon Demon", allowing him to call up some infernal assistants of various sizes. Now of course I could just use something I already have painted, but that was never really going to happen... as a result, I've painted up a trio of monstrosities to help Scabrous Vile in his quest for gold and glory.

First up, a lowly imp:

This little beauty is an old Chaos familiar, painted up to match the rest of my warband.

Next up, a minor demon:

Another old GW daemon, this time a daemonette.

Lastly, the (un)holy grail of summoning, the major demon:

Another lovely old Slaanesh daemon, this time a Keeper of Secrets.

Upon further reading of the spell description, it turns out that the apprentice can also attempt to cast this spell, giving me access to another diabolical helper. This of course means that I have to paint up another trio of demons for apprentice Drear to call up... saving those for another time though!

Hope you like them, comments welcome as always!

Thursday 17 November 2016

Creepy crawlies

Greetings all.

I have a quick and dirty post, with a quick and dirty picture of a quick and dirty paint job for you today. I needed a couple of "ice spiders" for my Frostgrave bestiary, so I picked up a couple of Reaper Bones spiders super cheap. I'm growing fond of Bones for this sort of thing, purely because it's so cheap. The material is too light and flexible for me to even consider building an army or warband out of it, but for generic random monsters, it's perfect. I had no intention of spending much time on these two, so this is like an hour from start to completely finished:

They certaintly aren't winning any painting awards, but they'll do just fine as random encounters in the frozen city.

Till next time!

Monday 7 November 2016

We captured it for Chaos: Revisiting my Chaos Cult

Greetings all.

A bit of a departure from my recent stuff this time, I decided to revisit my cultists from a while back. In my 1850 list for 40k I had 5 points to spare, so these lads managed to get themselves a flamer. They'll probably all be dead before they get chance to use it, but it makes them feel important and scary, and that's what really counts.

He's a pretty straightforward conversion of a Valhallan with a flamer. All I did was chop off and drill out the head, replacing it with a ghoul head to make him seem much more of an unsavoury character. I also distressed his greatcoat a little, and filed down any Imperial iconography.

Hope you like him. I'll be going back to Frostgrave for a bit, then probably working on some Nurgle daemons, and the last of my Elementals. Till next time!

Thursday 3 November 2016

Sally forth!

Greetings all.

Bit of an interesting one for you today. I finally got round to painting this handsome chap up, but I've been meaning to for a little while now. Those of you who have seen the excellent Army of Darkness will recognise him as Bad Ash, the leader of the Deadite army. Those of you who haven't seen the excellent Army of Darkness should go away right now and watch it. This particular fine fellow was part of a very small fan-commissioned project that I was very lucky to be involved in a while ago.

I mostly stuck to the actual colours of Bad Ash, but he did end up getting the same pale skin tone and glowing eyes as the rest of my growing undead horde. I'm not sure how I'll end up using him in game, but he'll probably find his way into Frostgrave somehow. I'm actually tempted to build an Age of Sigmar Death army (in which case he would make a great Wight King), but that urge may pass...