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Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion

Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion

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About the Project

After Gloomhaven was initially quite overwhelming for the better half, it was good fortune that Cephalofair released Jaws of the Lion as a prequel with a much shallower learning curve. From day one it became the go-to whenever the kids came to visit, so before we got too far through the campaign I thought it best to get some colour on the minis starting with the four characters, and painting whatever is in the remaining boxes whenever they are revealed.

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Full of Hopes and Dreams

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Line-up of our plucky heroes ready for some brawling and treasure hunting.Line-up of our plucky heroes ready for some brawling and treasure hunting.

Red Guard

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First time attempt at shading without washes, did look ok until I used a satin varnish and haven’t been able to bring it back with a matte varnish. Will throw some Ultra Matte at it at some point. Also, didn’t see the heretic mould lines left over until I took the pictures 😔

Red Guard
Red Guard
Red Guard

Thankfully, that’s the four heroes finished, can’t say it was an enjoyable experience. There are another four minis in the box, but in the spirit of the game I haven’t looked at what they are yet, so I may add to this project when the time comes.

 

 

Edit. Below pics after Ultra Matte

Red Guard
Red Guard

The photos usually look better than the real thing, not the case this time 🤔

Voidwarden

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Started well back in December, but once again took a hiatus from painting. Had to force myself to finish this one and didn’t really put a great deal of effort in. Glad it’s finished and only one left to do for now.

Voidwarden
Voidwarden
Voidwarden

Demolitionist

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Sweet merciful crap! the Demolitionist was an awkward boy. Size wise he’s equivalent to approximately 17mm and full of horrible mould lines, to the point that any detail on the shoulders was impossible to make out(for my aging eyes anyway). So it was at this point the decision was made to just paint the thing and hope it’s not too noticeable. To be fair he’s too small at arms length to worry about.

Demolitionist
Demolitionist
Demolitionist

Hatchet

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So here is the Hatchet, at this point I’m two and a half characters in now and so far Hatchet has been the easiest to prep and paint. He’s the biggest out of the four so the mould lines were less of a nightmare and he’s mostly brown leather so was a majority Contrast paint job. As they are boardgame pieces that live in cardboard boxes I opted for a satin varnish instead of my usual matt, so along with not worrying about light levels in my photos he looks overly shiny.

Hatchet
Hatchet
Hatchet

Eurgh! Grey.

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Image sourced from t'interwebs.Image sourced from t'interwebs.

Introducing the four main characters in all their grey glory, apart from whatever hides in the five mystery boxes, they are the only grey in an otherwise colourful game, so it would be rude not to do something about it. Especially as I don’t have hundreds of enemy creatures to worry about.

They’re not bad sculpts, but the mould lines were horrendous and in some cases caused some miscasts. As my approach was going to be quick paint jobs (by my standards), heretically I’m going make my peace and live with what I can’t easily deal with.

First up is the Hatchet.

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