Sunday, August 19, 2018

WarGods Minis Month 2018- Basti Backlash!

We continue with WarGods Minis Month and a batch of Basti Camp Followers! All of these have been sitting partially painted for over a year (some longer) so I forced myself to focus on them since they were already in progress.
I love the Basti figures, they were the first figs that drew me to WarGods of Ægyptus in a bygone epoch. Those Basti sword girls are still some of my favorites- but I've only painted a couple of them because I'm always afraid to get them wrong somehow. But when I focus and force myself to make the hard choices (which color for this part?) they turn out OK.

These two (the tambourine girl and the bongo guy) will serve as part of the band for the King of Memphis or one of the Duelling Bards in some skirmishes, hopefully.

I think I've got another of the fish eater that I now have a great conversion idea for...

I've painted the piper girl before and used her as a musician in a non-Basti unit because she looks so good. This one turned out fine, just don't look too close at her right leg...

I've also painted this harem girl before. I think the previous one has darker skin and a purple outfit. You can never have enough cute Basti hanging around.

Next time which one or more of these minis will be completed? Or could it be something completely out of left field?

We'll find out in abut a week or so, if I get some painting time in.

Monday, August 6, 2018

WarGods Minis Month 2018- Serving Girls and Criminals

Even before hanging out a bit at the Crocodile Games booth at GenCon, I started painting these WarGods-related minis and thought about trying to get another WarGods Minis Month together for August and beyond (the"month" is a fluid measurement of time that could last akk the way into October if necessary). These will not all be Crocodile Games' WarGods minis but miniatures that would easily fit into the Antediluvian setting of Aegyptus, Olympus, Hyperborea, etc.
Not a single Crocodile Games figure in this installment! Hopefully next week will be either a bunch of Basti or some Priests.

From Dark Fable's many campaigns, first up we have a trio of Egyptian Serving Girls...

All three of these were started a couple years ago but sat partially painted until just recently because I lost focus and they all have so much skin to paint I lost faith in my skills.

I really love the apples or whatever fruit it's supposed to be on her plate.

Another Dark Fable miniature, the Egyptian Goblin. I've decided he will be part of the Nile Pirates Warband for the epic skirmish campaign I'm always working on starring Tebbi and Blackclaw.

A converted fantasy football mini from Impact. This is a slight conversion into the live version of a Crypt Lord from some of the old World Campaigns- Sejetmu Dread Axe of the Nile. He's the head of the slowly growing Nile Pirates Warband. I love him...
Below we have comparison shot of the live and undead mummified versions of Sejetmu. The Crypt Lord version was a random conversion just to make sure that my mummies weren't all Asar (humans) or Heru (hawk-headed guys). His backstory evolved from everything else going on in the campaigns and then I realized that he would be a great character to have show up in the Tebbi and Blackclaw scenarios...

Finally, from Alex Bate's Forge of Ice, we have the sleazy Merchant Häbo! This guy has been sitting partially painted since soon after I got him (early 2017?!). He will also make an appearance in the ongoing Tebbi and Blackclaw scenarios as a crime lord (spoiler alert!) or maybe he's just a misunderstood legitimate businessman...
Below, Häbo with some of his loot and a serving girl to bring him another drink.