Well, I finally managed to get out and use the cleared table to take some photos yesterday. Here’s the entire set of Villains models from the Castle Ravenloft board game – complete!
Now, it’s not the entire set of models from the game, as I haven’t completed any of the hero models aside from the Dancing Dragonborn as I felt the hero models were overall sub-par. I am slowly working on a few of those as well, so when (if?) I manage to complete them all, I’ll do another post.
If you’re interested in seeing more focused pics of any of the individual models, they can be found by browsing the “Dungeons and Dragons” category. I’ll have the Completed Ashardalon Villains up shortly, but I might (briefly) show some models that I’ve recently completed from outside the D&D sets as the next couple of posts…
In case anyone might be wondering what the hero models from these D&D board games look like, here’s the sole example of one that I actually painted. And by painted, I mean it’s been sitting part done on a series of shelves, tables and containers for the better part of a decade now. I can’t answer why I even started this model, as it’s a pretty awful example of sculpting, casting, posing (WTF is he supposed to be doing? Dancing? Throwing a Punch? It’s dancing, isn’t it?) and pretty much everything else. It got painted in reds with gold because ….I think maybe the character card art insinuated these were the colorus to use? Or maybe I chose red because Dragonborn? I can’t recall. I dunno, really. Or care. I did the hair/dreads this week though. I went with yellow because fire, because Dragonborn. Also, the bright colour draws the eye to the model’s head where black or a dark colour would have dulled it down.
This model is a good example of a bad model from 10 years ago. It might be a boardgame figure, and it’s now painted, so it’ll work for that okay, but it’s not great in any way by any means. It only gets it’s own blog post to fit in with the other Ravenloft models, and so I can entertain myself for 10 minutes shitting on it in type. It’s another example of a model that’s now done that I can pretty much never concern myself thinking about again. And if I ever need a Male Dragonborn Fighter armed with an Axe, I guess I’ve got the perfect model to fit that unlikely event….