Although the aim of getting all o f the Descent stuff painted wasnt individual brilliance, I did rush these guys a bit too much. The putrid orange fur looks stupid on the Leader guys. It could be worse I suppose.
The last installment of heroes from the Descent base game, all painted very quickly to a “tabletop” standard: no display pieces here, just stuff to play games with.
This time the heroes are orcs plus a beastman.
I like the way that Bogran turned out: the dip defined his body and in particular his armour very nicely. The fact that it is a good sculpt of an orc ninja doesnt hurt either
Steelhorns sculpt is pretty weak: he looks like the victim of a pretty restrictive moulding process with his arms and weapon pulled right into his body like that. Again the dip worked nicely on the brightly coloured armour plates. Traditional black lining on bright colours like that would have been difficult and time consuming to get right.
Descent figures are made from a pretty soft plastic. No matter what I do that annoying pole haft stays bent. Oh well.
Joe Dredd has been a favourite comic character since childhood. It is a pity that most peoples exposure to him was the diabolical 1995 Stallone movie.
I spent a little more time on this figure than I usually do although I still took some shortcuts. I prefer the proportions and pose on this figure to the later 2000AD Foundry figures (which had a different sculptor). I like this guy quite a lot
Mean had less time spent on him than Joe but he still turned out well: no questioning who it is supposed to be. While hardly his nemesis, Mean is a pretty definitive Dredd villain. Another figure that I am quite glad to have completed.
I painted Ash last week, mainly for use in various zombie related board and miniature games. It is tempting to throw him into some “historical” fantasy games too. He is a time-traveller after all.
I painted Ash quickly last week but I am happy with how he turned out: grubby. The likeness on the figure is pretty great too.
I picked up Fear & Faith, the Ganesha Games horror miniature game last week and gave it a run out yesterday. We played the first scenario in the book “Zombie Infestation“.
The scenery used was originally put together for playing Heroclix games on (thats why there is a grid marked out on some of the pieces. To be honest I may yet play the Ganesha games on a grid too: although the measuring sticks used in their games are handled better than the equivalent GW rules (for example), playing without a grid of some sort just doesnt do it for me these days. There tends to be too many “wooly” issues.
The game looks pretty evocative of the zombie genre I think. I got to get my new Ash figure on the table too
Mostly figures from Last Night on Earth plus Ed and Ash and a SMG wielding asian schoolgirl.
Zombie crows. two “Twitchers” (or Rage zombies, or crimsonheads or fast zombies etc), some zombie mutts and some regular zombies.
One of the good things about Descent compared to say Heroquest or the shockingly bad Warhammer Quest is the large amount of heroes available in the box. Here are some more, painted to my usual basic Descent standard.
What an awful sculpt. Naturally she is the most efficient hero in the game *sigh*.
Although most of the figures in the game are fine, Red Scorpion is another howler. The coconut bra is pretty funny.
The writers of Descent play fast and loose with some standard genre conventions. This undead necromancer (a liche?) is a “hero”.
More Heroes from the Descent boardgame. Mostly some pretty generic adventurers this time, although most of them carry around a familiar or animal companion of some sort.
As always with Descent figures, these are painted to a basic tabletop standard.
I kinda like the fact that this oddball carries a tiny fox around on his shoulder
A not brilliant miniature (and a pretty dodgy photo in fairness). Ispher appears to be some sort of lizardman who carries a dragonette around on his shoulder (the red bits).
Lyssa is a weird figure. She looks lke an elf of some sort in the game artwork but she also has a suspicious looking fleshy tail. The tail can be seen coming around the rock that she is squatting on in the shot.