In the meantime, here are some figures I've been working on through March, off and on, as spring draws near. They are both Wargames Foundry figures, from their sadly OOP Realms of Faery series.
I love an elf with a big ... bow. I gave the young lady with the booty a yellow dress, only to find that it is a tricky color to work with, and turned out rather muddy from the wash, even after repeated attempts to blend in lighter tones of yellow.
I also gave her a silver bow, because it seemed more fantasy-ish.
The five figures from the blister, making what I think could be the nucleus of a very fine Dragon Rampant war band. I am delighted to say that the lovely Dianne Ansell at Foundry discovered more figures from the Faery range for me, and I am looking forward to getting them.
If this noisy fellow leads his orc host into the wood where these ladies are, he will find himself missing a drumstick. Among the figures I completed this last weekend is a 28mm GW Orc musician from their LOTR range.
Finally, while this lady may not look dangerous, I wouldn't let the posh Bryn Mawr New England accent fool you. This is Amelia Roosevelt, America's Girl Reporter, who will be well known to readers of the Daily Dissembler.
This figure is from Canadian company RAFM, an investigator from their Call of Cthullu series. She was part of a very kind gift of figures I received two Christmases ago from PatG, one of the most eclectic and interesting people I know in the hobby. Pat was a player in my 2014 online Diplomacy game, and sent the figures as a thank you for that experience. I am sorry it's taken me so long to paint her, and I hope this goes out to Pat as a big thank you.
I used to think RAFM figures were rather clunky, but they have come a long way. This figure is full of detail, and the face came to life under the brush, with a pert and somewhat playful expression. With her binoculars and writing satchel, she could indeed be a reporter of travelling investigator, though her clothes are a few decades too late for Miss Amelia of the Gilded Age. Perhaps Amelia's daughter? I may be able to use her in my Weird War Two project.
These figures bring my 2016 totals to:
28mm: Foot Figures: 38; Mounted Figures: 3; Buildings: 1
6mm: Mounted figures: 36; Buildings: 2