Real life is rather busy at the moment, so these four took a little longer to finish than I had hoped. But I like the way that they turned out all the same.
The orc stands out a little here. Im planning to expand the Shonen Knives force beyond the initial goal of a Frostgrave warband, aiming for something that will also be sufficently large to field in games of Dragon Rampant. The larger force will be more diverse than a pseudo historical force from feudal Japan.
With all sorts of fantasy miniatures available that feature an Oriental aesthetic, I see no reason to limit myself to humans. This scale armoured orc (an old Marauder miniature) is the first of those additions to be painted.
Now that there are six ninja, techncally my first Dragon Rampant unit is complete (Scouts I reckon). Thats a satisfying sub-goal achieved.
I havent decided on the roster for my Frostgrave warband yet. For now I am content to pick miniatures from the pile of suitable figures and assign roles to them later. As I had not yet included any models armed with ranged weapons yet, I decided to focus on bows for this batch.
I like how the pattern on the samurai archers trousers worked out. I will use that in the project again
The reason that the armoured gent on the left above was chosen for this batch was the severed head that he is carrying. A friend mentioned a couple of times that he reckoned that red would work with the existing palette.
Rather than experiment on the armour of a model, I decided to paint a figure that gave an opportunity for adding gore. I can see how I feel about that before I decide to commit to more red. Plus its a pretty badass looking figure anyway.
More Shonen Knives next time. Maybe human, maybe not.