Unlike the last alternate crew I painted, I wanted to get the Winter Wonderland Rasputina set done as soon after release as I could. It’s still winter, right?
The pre-assembled model for Rasputina had some production problems, so the Black Friday kit included a resin version instead. She ended up being the most troublesome model to assemble. The swirly snow clouds did not want to line up, even after being softened with heat. Green stuff hides the worst of it.
The kit came with three separate beast-in-a-box models for the Wendigo. I decided to just use my favorite and save the others for the bit box.
Unlike the yellow official art, I went for a straight up evil Santa scheme for Krampus, including natural flesh tones.
The evil Christmas tree as Ice Golem is the model I’m happiest with of the set. The colors just work nicely together, and too my surprise, the shape of the pine needles actually works.
The snowmen Ice Gamin turned out bluer than I expected, but I think I secretly kind of like it. They’ve got monstrous teeth, so something should be a bit off about them. Plus, it separates them from the snowy bases.
I guess now, between the Dark Carnival and this Winter Wonderland, I have some choices when declaring Arcanists. I should probably just admit that I’ve added another faction to my collection.
As this blog often demonstrates, I have a weak spot for limited models. Knowing this, Sean, my friend and regular gaming partner, generously gave me my first metal limited Malifaux model, the Gremlinette.
I usually pin plastic Gremlins into already made and painted bases. The Gremlinette came with the a standard metal tab between her feet. I decided to leave it and just build the base around her. The base may have suffered a bit for it, but she’s firmly attached.
Now that the metal barrier has been breached, we’ll see what other limited models make their way across my workbench.
I started the year with a deadline looming. A Team Yankee campaign was getting started. I had just acquired enough models to fill out an army and only had about five weeks to get it table ready. I also had Dropzone Commander and Arena Rex backburnered.
I’m a well-documented sucker for limited models. So when Lupa became available, I had to have her. I used a combination of the red-violets of my Legio XIII and greens of some of my Zephyri so she’ll fit in with either. Arena Rex’s fluid faction system means it doesn’t really matter, but I’m not one to find clever combos.
This hammer, in resin with two contact points, is pretty much my nightmare, trying to keep things lined up and straight. At least it isn’t as painful as some of the spears.