As I mentioned in my last post I've been working hard to try to clear the many half finished projects that have occupied my painting desk for months. One of the long lingering projects has been a group of figures from Dragon Bait Miniatures called the Krackatoans. These are wonderful fishmen that would fit right in to pretty much any fantasy setting...and like most of the DB miniature figure line they are infused with some of that tongue-in-cheek humor that we all love about "Oldhammer" figures. I'm really considering using this group as a Frostgrave warband as well....:)
Joe at Dragon Bait is one of the nicest guys you can deal with in our community and he was nice enough to send me a set of these miniatures before they were released. They are now available through a crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo. What I love about Joe's campaigns is that he has the figures in hand and ready to go...when the campaign ends he sends your figures to you...no long waits. Joe does it right. Please go take a look at his offerings...I find that supporting small figure producers like DB is very rewarding and can add some very unique minis to your collection that look great on the table.
Lets take a look at the whole batch and then we will look to closeups of each individual.
As you can see...in this set you get a great variety of figures. The warband is led by a fantastic Mage sculpt but you also get a musician and troops with a variety of weapons including harpoons, two-handed weapons, man catchers etc.
Lets start with the Mage... (click through for larger images)
This figure is just Superb...the octopus on the staff, the tentacle hair, the fantastic hat...it all adds up to an amazing little mini.
The mage is protected by a number of viscous Krackatoans warriors...including this guy with the Giant scallop shell for a shield....
Lastly from the first group we have one of the most dynamic figures from this range...
And finally one of my other favorites from the range. The use of a horseshoe crab for a helmet is just genius IMO.
So...there you have them....the Krackatoans are coming...make sure you get a set for your table...you won't be dissapointed with the quality of the sculpts and castings and you will help keep small scale mini producers like Dragon Bait rolling along and continuing to produce unique and interesting figures for us all to game with.
Cheers for now...
I've got to get back to those Dwarf shields!