Happy New Year! With Pre-painted section News!

Happy new year! 2017 was the busiest year of all time for us! New house, new dog, new cat and a whole lot of work! So hopefully 2018 will prove much more fruitful, atleast regarding getting more posts up!

I’m planning on re-opening my Pre-painted section in March on www.KingGames.eu, and I already have quite a few items ready :) I really wanted to have it up and running in 2017, but then we found our dream house, and well, that took most of our time! So this time it is for real! :-D

And the first miniature of the year is! *drumroll* Dark Nick from Freebooter!

He is a member of a gang our rogue Ozzy was once a part of, so I painted him in dark colours using the Dark Elf triad from Reaper and Eclipse Gray from Scale75. All dark grays with hints of purple. Did some subtle freehand on him aswell. Think he turned out quite good. He bears a striking resemblance with Nick Cave, which can’t be a coincidence! Gave him some gray strikes in his hair to show he has some years of kicking arse behind him ;-D

A Boat for the Heroes!

As mentioned in an earlier post we are currently working on a small fishing village for our Talabecland Campaign. The village is one out of three towns (in close proximity) and we were largely inspired by the river town of Flotsam from the Witcher 2 game series and Laketown from The Hobbit. So far we have built and painted some of Game Workshops Laketown sets along with villagers from Reaper Miniatures’ Dreadmere setting such as the Fishwife + Crone, three Mercenaries and Jakob Knochengard. Pictures will come as soon as I have some time to snap them!

We’ve also begun (and finished) a variety of boats for the campaign including the docked Merchant Ship and 3 different Freebooter Boats. One of which is the Piñassa which have room for 4-6 miniatures (a little less since we decided to put a few crates and stuff in it!)

Medium Freebooter Boat

I painted it very worn down with lots of weathering (this isn’t the finest boat!) I started off with Dark Shadow from Reaper, then a heavy drybrush of Brown Leather, and a little bit of Golden Skin, Thar Brown and Ardennes Green from Scale75, along with some Citadel Camo Wash and Ashen Brown from Reaper.
The accessories from Tabletop-Art were painted using Scale75 and Reaper paints aswell. Both paints have a delightfully matte finish, which looks amazing!

To show the scale of the boat, our new hero Oswald jumped into the boat for a photoshoot!

Medium Freebooter Boat with Ozzy

Fishing Village and Lots of new projects to come!

As it says in the title, I am working on quite a lot of projects at the moment. Right now our main goal at home is getting the gaming room done. We are turning a guest bedroom in our house into a room designed for RPG and board games (big nerd alert!), and it’s really something! I will be making a project with WiP pictures and notes about the details.

Since getting a new house and a puppy at the same time proved to be a whole lot of work, I still managed to paint a great deal on the side! So when I get around to it, I will be adding a new project involving Forest Goblins with treehouses and lots of spider accessories + arachnarok spider and so on! Everything is converted and scratchbuilt, so it’s very unique and impressing! I just need to take a lot of pictures and come up with a name for the project.

We moved into our new house in March and we haven’t had time to play any RPG since, so we are looking very much forward to start playing again soon. And with the newly announced Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (WFRP) 4th edition on the way, we are super excited to see what Cubicle 7 can dish up! We use or own rulebook and system, but fluff and ideas are always welcome!

The next campaign will start in a shabby fishing village (most likely in Talabecland), so we need some new props and terrain for such place. The village is influenced by Flotsam from Witcher 2 video game, which suits our grim and perilous playstyle.

House Boat docked at the village

Permantly docked is this ship from Thomarillion, which has been completely covered in various bits and pieces. My husband is the genius behind the conversion (I just painted it!), so credit really goes to him. He used several stacked crates and barrels from Tabletop-Art, pieces from Lake Town set from Games Workshop, Ristul’s Market, Freebooter boat accessories, some jewelry and much, much more from our bits boxes. The mast is scratch-built with some string/rope attached!

Here is a few Work in Progress of the ship

For the Boat and some of the wooden barrels I used this combo of Blackened Brown, Brown Leather, Orange Leather, Sandalwood, Driftwood Brown and Thar Brown from Reaper and Scale75. The Scale paints are very good for drybrushing. Sandalwood is a really creamy colour, which I like a lot. I also use it to highlight Ashen Brown from Reaper for a vague pink-brown colour.

The boat in all its splendor!

Fishing House Boat

Despite the fact that the boat could have had more weathering to it, I’m satisfied with the result! The shack is obviously a toilet, but we thought it as the idea of a person who converted a toilet and added stairs for descending into the hull :-P

I’ve also begun painting the Micro art studios Fish market and extra crates. The scenery pieces are huge, so I might add some minor barrels and such to the pieces to make them appear less gigantic, and so that they can fit into my other market stands. The large crate pile with the dangling fish, came riddled with holes (air bubbles), which requires some heavy modifications, but I think it will end up really cool :) I love the squids!

Fish Stuff

More projects to come and much more minis! Just need to squeeze some photographing into my busy schedule!

Freebooter Miniatures: Battitora Goth Version

I’m an avid collector of many miniature lines and ranges, and Freebooter’s Brotherhood is one of those. I have painted around 20 of the Brotherhood miniatures (some products come with 2 minis). I love their assassins and they are regulars in our Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (WFRP) sessions. This one (from a set of 2 miniatures: Battitora & Harlequin) was painted a lot different than the official miniature but I like the punk look she has, and as a metal-head she fits my style :-D

Punk Assassin

For some reason I can’t remember, I didn’t apply tattoos to her skin though they would have fitted perfectly! I even painted outrageous eyeliner and dark lipstick :-P she looks like a mean no-patience character and will do just fine in the streets of Middenheim!

Freebooter Legend: Antoinette

This is one of the limited miniatures that were only available for purchase for a year I believe, from Freebooter Miniatures. It was part of their anniversary and was featured in their Indiegogo campaign.

Freebooter Legend Antoinette

She is depicted as a drunkard with loads of bottles in the artwork and I think it shows through on the miniature!

Antoinette 2
I highly regret not backing the project but I didn’t notice it before it was too late :-(  I have been scouting eBay ever since without luck…
I do have the normal box set which this chick is in, along with all the singles. So far this is the only one of them I have painted. I would much rather paint the enhanced versions which came with Indiegogo, but oh well.

I’m not quite sure if I like the way she turned out. Was a pretty experimental experience with the fragile colours, but she definately ended up looking unique compared to my other minis. I really try not to limit my painting range too much. Sometimes, however, they end up a little too unique :-P

Freebooter: Don Pavo

A few years back when I launched my Pre-Painted project at King Games I did a commission on Don Pavo for a customer. After I was done I was quite sad that I had to sell the miniature. Now I finally got around to painting the mini again, this time for myself :-)

I painted it more or less exactly as the commission piece, so the color scheme was very easy. And I ended up painting it quite a lot faster than back then.

Don Pavo

Freebooter: Alicija Degollara

I recently painted up Alicija Degollara (Imperial Armada) from Freebooter’s Fate. I love Werner Klocke’s work and it was as always a joy to paint yet another Freebooter miniature.

The miniature serves as a bounty hunter for my WFRP RPG campaign.

Alicija Degollara

I used artwork from The Witcher 2 as inspiration for this miniature – Ves from the Blue Stripes as seen below.
I’m currently painting a “Vernon Roche” inspired miniature as well – You can’t have Ves without Roche nor the other way around ;-)

Witcher 2 - Ves Artwork