After my last major stuff-up with Bonus Rounds, I wasn't going to get caught out this time! Here is my submission for the theme 'East'. On time, please note, Mr Campbell!
usual, when I was considering the theme of the Round, I tried to find a
new angle from which to approach it. Unfortunately, there was nothing
in the lead pile which caught my fancy, at least until I happened upon a
couple of blisters of Reaper Bones Mouselings. They're ostensibly part
of Reaper's 25mm Fantasy range, but they're actually much smaller,
typically topping out around 18mm.
cute little figs portray anthropomorphic mice dressed up as various
fantasy or storybook types, from assassins and thieves to kings and
druids. And one contained a Sorcerer and a Samurai, this last being the
ideal fig for a quick entry in the 'East' Round.
Here he is, waiting by a roadside stone lantern - who or what is he waiting for?
could have just stuck him on a base with some static grass, but I
wanted to splash out a little for the Bonus round. I sculpted the
lantern from Green Stuff to give the vignette a bit of an old timey
feudal period look. Let's be charitable and call it 'rustic'. As well as
the usual drybrushed grey stone effect, I also added a green wash to
some areas to simulate moss growing on the stonework.
textured paper was added to the 40mm plastic base for the road, while
the roadside was built up with Vallejo White Pumice. Tufts are by
a very cute little guy - I'll probably paint up a few more of them for
the grandkids just as soon as they're old enough not to stick them
straight in their mouths!
I added a mon
to the back of his livery to give the model a bit of interest value
from all angles. Not quite as perfect as I would have liked, but good
That's all for now - stay tuned!