Monday, February 21, 2022

Frostgrave White Gorilla

Every once in a great while, and truthfully it doesn't happen very often, I actually paint a model that I'm incredibly happy with. Well, this is one of those rare models. 

I picked this model up by North Star miniatures years ago as originally I had this grandiose idea for a Jonny Quest Arctic game with several Yetis and possibly a monastery like in the old cartoon episode "Monster In The Monastery".

In my continued attempt to get through old models I grabbed this figure from a box and got him primed. Obviously it's not a difficult model to paint,  but I think that it's the subtle use of the black paint in the recessed areas of the fur that make the model pop.

I actually painted the recessed areas themselves as opposed to throwing a wash over the entire model and I think that is what is making the difference visually. 

A short quick post 🙂
Until next time, thanks for looking!

Friday, February 18, 2022

Congo 28mm Porters and Bearers

In an effort to continue to complete models that have sat in boxes for years I finally finished up this line of porters and bearers that would fit into any pulpy dark Africa scenario. 

I'm fairly certain that all the models are from Northstar, but I could be wrong. 

They just scream that old classic movie King Solomon's Mines with Stewart Granger.

Or even the more pulpy, and completely campy, Indiana Jones rip-off Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold/ King Solomon's Mines with Richard Chamberlain and a very young Sharon Stone.

I've always had this idea in my head for a game involving a long column like this being ambushed by native warriors.  

Somewhere in a box I've got a fantastic set of native models from the game Congo that could work perfectly for that.

That looks terribly uncomfortable, especially after an hour or so.

As always, thanks for looking! Until next time, when hopefully I will have sorted how I want to finish the roof upgrade of the 4ground Nanhai trading post I completed a few years ago and get those final results posted - which I'm extremely excited to show as I think I really nailed improving the kit with my upgrades.