A much belated hobby progress post as non-hobby life has taken precedence this month with work being busier than usual, a house purchase and prepping to move all coming at once. That being said, I got plenty done over October, taking the opportunity to get a few miscellaneous models I’ve had around or bought recently with no specific game in mind off the workbench.
I knocked out my first console cowboy (actually a cowgirl, but hey), my Shadow Backer, a drone (didn’t quite get the Drove Jockey done!), a Sprawl Ronin and a random model from The Others boardgame I’ve had lying around for some time who doesn’t have an immediate use but looks pretty cool. I’ve played a few games and find the rule a bit of a brain burn with lots to remember and several gaps or vagaries that annoy, but more on the game itself later.
Frostgrave / Rangers of Shadow Deep
This is a model from A Song OF Ice And Fire Tabletop Miniatures Game, an alternative sculpt Conscript I believe, which I put a quick paintjob on and have added to my ‘generic fantasy’ box for when I need a thief/rogue/brigand type character in a game.
Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress
After completing the core game missions and also plundering the Ambull’s lair, we’ve mixed it up, swapping out two of our characters for randomly chosen new ones. I swapped Pious Vorne and drew Rein and Raus, so through I’d better get some paint on them to help with their dice rolls (it didn’t).
First up, I acquired the Cool Mini Or Not Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle expansion packs for Zombicide, and started off by painting up Beebop and Rocksteady. These models are quite nice to paint, although the plastic isn’t the best quality, and several of the thinner parts are bent and have refused my efforts to straighten them.
Next up is this orc bust from Games Workshop/Forge World which I was gifted many years ago by Monkey and has moved from house to house (and interstate) with me, gradually collecting additional dust at each stop. Well, I corrected that during the month, taking the opportunity to get some paint on it. It was a refreshing challenge, outside my normal 28mm scale and providing an opportunity to try some different techniques. I feel like I could have spent several more months working on this model and really refining it, but overall I’m happy with how it came out against how much time I invested.
Lastly, I placed a largeish order with Mierce Miniatures a few months ago, picking up some monsters to round out the Frostgrave bestiary further, create a new warband and because they were incredibly cool. On the last point, enter Belech Sabbath, the axe wielding demon with a thirst for souls. Whilst he may tell you his favourite band is Cannibal Corpse, he actually loves a power ballad and his favourite song is Carry On My Wayward Son by Kansas.
Plenty of progress and a lot of hobby fun over the course of the month, and I haven’t shown the few items I got knocked out for the Frostgrave tour as they’ll be in a separate post tracking my prep for the tour. Until next time.