Sunday, January 3, 2016

Frostgrave Tower and Statuary

I got a little bit of work done on some figures this weekend, including a few for the Frostgrave Bestiary that'll be going up on the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge in a few days.  Unfortunately, I FUBARed a couple of those figures trying a new basing technique that didn't work out the way I wanted, and it damaged the paint jobs pretty severely with not much hope of recovery.  Live and learn.

I do have some goodies to show off, however; I purchased this castle tower birdhouse at my local craft store this weekend for a whopping $5 to convert into a piece of Frostgrave scenery.  It's about 5" square across the base and maybe 8 or 9 inches tall.

28mm Reaper Miniature in the battlements for scale

I cut down a jumbo-sized popsicle stick pilfered from Gina's make-up supplies to create a pair of doors to cover the bird-entrance in the front:

When the glue is fully dry I'll add a lintel around the door.  I'm still not sure what I'll do with the top opening - either shutters or use toothpicks to create bars over it.  I wish I still had some of the leftover sprues and bitz from my days of trying to build Warhammer armies - some of those old Vampire Counts shield icons would really spruce this up!

Finally, I now have a pair of statues for Frostgrave (I'm not counting them towards the Painting Challenge because they're scenery, not "figures" per se).  Just four more and I'll be able to run the living statues scenario from the rulebook.

What? No, we're just ordinary statues, not the kind that come to life and murder you. Perish the thought.


  1. That's a tidy bit of building and I just love those statues - very effective.

    1. Thanks Michael! The statues were easy - a base coat of Reaper's "Stormy Gray," then a moderately heavy drybrush of "Cloudy Gray" followed by a lighter drybrush of "Misty Gray."