Another trio of ring-lord models from Fantasy Flight’s Journeys in Middle-Earth board game today. This time, the models are the Fell Beasts from the Spreading War expansion. As with the recent Siege Engine models, these appear to be around the 10-15mm scale again, with that abstration simply being part and parcel of them a range of being board game models.
These were pretty tricky to photograph. Their wingspans made them a bit wide for my light box, and the depths of their inner wingspan meant that the shadows in there were really pronounced – hence the single shots to show one of the models in their best light.
I’m pretty happy with how their wings turned out. They were done over sevearal days – just doing a little bit after work. Using some washes, glazes, blending and even some drybrushing. I feel that it makes these board game models look pretty nice, and was also some really useful practise for larger monsters and other models, such as dragons and the like.
Since I like using models for more than one game, I also built up these little 40mm base inserts to drop them into. This way I can use them in AoS games as Fell Bats, and when I find my tub of pre-cut MDF multibases, I’ll also be able to use them in Kings of War when I’m able to play again – probably with the profile of Wights or the like.
I differentiated the three of them subtly – their armour and bindings are each slightly different colours. This is so the three can be used together while having enough differentiation that people (or even just I) can tell them apart in a board gaming context.
And now the size pic! As you can see, they’re not huge but even in 28mm use they are a decent size – very much medium monster size and in line with models like GW’s Fell Bats. As such, I’m submitting these for Swordmaster’s Monster March Painting Challenge. As usual for my outsized models, Berkeley had to make an appearance for scale purposes, and once again she’s aided by tiny 15mm infantry of the Afrika Korps for a proportional scale shot.