Sunday, January 19, 2014

So, messing around the past coupla days, I realized several things. First, my eyesight ain't what it used to be, and I'll need to look a lot closer when cleaning flash and such. Second, after nine years and a coupla mini-strokes, my hand ain't as steady as it used to be. Last, I need a better camera.

Still, thought I'd go ahead with some WIP pics:

First, an old Ral Partha dragon/worm from the early 1980s. Just starting past the base coat on this bad boy.

This fig reminds me of the fyrsnaca, a worm/dragon critter that first appeared in the TSR Expert D&D module XS2 Thunderdelve Mountain, a solo adventure. I've always liked the fyrsnaca as an underground antagonist, and when I saw this figure on eBay a few years back, I jumped all over it.

Next a coupla RAFM worms.

When looking at these guys after painting is when I realized bifocals ain't the best for close work and cleaning minis. Not gonna strip and repaint them any time soon, though. Just gonna finish the bases and call it good for now. These figures came in the RAF02955 Crypt Ghoul blister with a ghoul exiting a crypt. Looking on their site, it appears RAFM only offers the front worm in the set today.

Next, a Games Workshop wizard.

This gentleman is Ian Crookstaff, archmage and ranking wizard in the Fraternity of the Pointy Hats. The Fraternity of the Pointy Hats is a mage guild in my campaign who distinguish themselves by, you guessed it, wearing the traditional iconic wizardly, wide-brimmed, pointed hats. :)

I've picked up a few Bones the past coupla months. I much prefer metal figs, and will mostly limit my use of Bones to simple figures such as spiders, vermin and such. But couldn't resist this storm giant. Since I can't find him in metal on the Reaper site, I assume he's a Bones only release, so picked him up.

The sword has been a pain in my behind to straighten. But he is massive, and the detail isn't bad. Won't start painting him too soon, but thought I'd add him for some flavor.

And a preview of things to come. I've had this box set for quite a while, and it's on the top of my list of things to paint when I get a bit more back into practice.

Anybody who gamed in the 1980s should get a little nostalgic about this one. I can't say how many times I picked up the latest issue of Dragon and flipped straight to the cartoon section to read SnarfQuest. I'm not quite ready to start on these yet, though I'll post them when I do.

I probly won't have a new camera yet, but the iphone didn't do too bad for WIPs and I need to come up with a background. Comments and constructive criticism are welcome, as well as plain old BSing.

'Til next time.

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