The Boar Boyz are complete!
I had a lot of fun painting these guys. I based the white boar on the God Boars from the Ghibli film Princess Mononoke. I love that they came out so well... I just wish I could take a photo that really showed this! I've had a lot of compliments from my boyfriend and his mates, too, which has a been a real boost.
My boyfriend has bought me Gorbad Ironclaw with the proceeds from his Ebay adventure, and he has now been put together. Which leads me to a tip for beginners. DO NOT BUY METAL CHARACTER MODELS. That is unless you're prepared to take it back into the shop and beg them for mercy (and/or a little help putting it together).
Fortunately, my boyfriend is pretty handy at these things, but because of the nature of casting metal, they can need quite a bit of chiselling and the use of something I know as "green stuff" which is a modelling putty used to fill gaps and make the models fit together a bit better in general when they've miscast.
With Gorbad we were fortunate that despite our first thoughts, he wasn't too bad and no curse words were uttered (which is a measure of difficulty in our household!) and so now he's all undercoated and I'm hoping to start painting him today! Good times, see you on the other side