Thursday, January 24, 2019
You Meet In A Tavern...
That's pretty much how every D&D adventure starts right? I'm continuing to slowly build up a pretty large adventuring collection and this next group are from Northstar Miniatures, and were originally designed for the game Frostgrave. While getting these guys based up I realized a couple of things - first, it literally is all guys!? I definitely need to get some female adventures into the mix. Second, I'm really heavy on the rogue/thief/assassin type of models - I'm sure that's probably because way back in the day when I played D&D (though I ran games way more than actually played) I had a thief/acrobat character. I'd always imagined him like a combination of Catwoman and Robin from the Batman comics 😃
This figure would probably be the closest to what I could have imagined my character like in miniature form. Back in the day there would never be a figure this cool to put on the tabletop, there would only be a blob of lead in a blister pack from TSR that said "thief".
I guess one can never have too many weapons in hand as an assassin.
Variations on a theme, though his weapons are longer. One of the challenges with the clear bases is if a figure doesn't have both feet flat - this was a perfect example of that. To fix the problem I took a little resin skull and sanded it down until it fit under his foot, and I think it looks the business now 😃
Fighter/Barbarian number one, desperately in search of a tree he can chop down.
More thiefy/trap finder goodness. I do think NorthStar did a fantastic job with the sculpts from this line, lots of great detail in the accessories and accoutrements, and this guy is loaded with them.
This figure is a perfect example of the accoutrements I mentioned - I love that little potion bottle on his hip.
Fighter/Barbarian number two in his hippie pants.
As I mentioned above, some female adventures need purchased - I found some pretty nice sculpts with a company called Dark Sword Miniatures, but at $10.00 and up per figure I think I need to look elsewhere. Any leads would be greatly appreciated 🙂
Until next time, thanks for looking!