Friday, 6 May 2016

Servants of Ra Characters


The 3 main characters from the Ih Her Majesty's Name "Servants of Ra" box set. Unashamedly I've been heavily influenced by the "official" pictures, painted by Kevin Dallimore, albeit with a slight colour tweek here and there.

I wanted the skin tone of the central figure, Akhenaton - risen Pharaoh, to be a bit darker than on the box. Of course that means that I was unpracticed in these tones, but I've managed to get at least a bit of face shading in.

I was also keen for the coat of Professor Abir not be just a plain texture. Fortunately the pictures on the box are very good, so I was able to examine and roughly guess when Mr. Dallimore had done to get his effect and I had a bash at copying it. I'm pretty pleased - especially at the wargame standard arms length distance of inspection.

From the box set I only have the Mummy figure left, but I have rustled up an additional few to hold in reserve,  so they will all be done at the same time for consistency.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

WIP Thursday

Things are on a go slow here at the moment so it almost seems fitting that my semi-regular WIP update post is a day late.The introduction of a pair of cats (sisters) to the household has knocked out our schedules for the last couple of weeks. Leaving partially completed painted figures with paints out on the table for a few days would now seem to be a thing of the past!

On the upside it means I have two projects I'm working on at the moment (as one is shed based)

Firstly I am about halfway through painting the 3 characters for my "In Her Majesty's Name" Servants of Ra company.

The second is a terrain project - a steam powered sawmill primarily for Dead Man's Hand but obviously good for other periods

I suppose this post wouldn't be complete without this picture!:

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Frostgrave Paper Scenery

Just a quick heads up to some FREE stuff. Osprey have just put up a trio of basic terrain pieces for Frostgrave (or any other game for that matter!) Available HERE (right down at the bottom of the page)

A 2 storey ruin and a couple of low level ones. They have a nice "old school" feel to the graphics (and are double sided - I've just put the single side by example). I think I'll try and get them constructed this week for interest.




Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Frostgrave - Watch out for the Genie!

Another game of Frostgrave. This time with the Genie scenario from the main rulebook, where there is the threat of an angry Genie appearing when a treasure is claimed. We also implemented for the first time the random encounters rule to hopefully add in some more random threat.