Monday, 3 March 2014

Empire Battle Wizards: now with bangles

As previously mentioned, I'm slowly painting one Empire battle wizard from each of the eight lores of magic. This time, it's an Amber Wizard: Febe Hasenkamp.


The colour scheme might not seem particularly suitable for a member of the Amber College. That's deliberate; Febe's too cheerful a character to wear nothing but brown, and she doesn't like people being able to tell she's a wizard just by looking at her. People are less friendly when they know you're a magic user.


In case you're wondering, the model (like Cara) is from Hasslefree Miniatures. The original model was a bit more saucy:


That was a bit too fruity for the character I had in mind, so I sculpted bonus clothes.


It took me a while to find a colour scheme I was ok with. At first I was going for ginger hair, and a more traditional amber/brown palette, but it just wasn't working. Likewise, her dress was originally a pale yellow, and that didn't work either. In the end, I settled for blue. Can't say it's my best paint job, but whatever... I'm basically happy with the overall effect.


Backstory wise, no-one in Hochland's ever heard of her. She might be new to the province, or she could've been hanging out in the wilds, as Amber wizards often do. She doesn't stay in one place for long, and whilst she's quick to make friends, she's also pretty flaky and rarely commits to anything, so I doubt she'll end up being the intimidating-yet-heroic figure that Amelia was before her disappearance.

In case you're curious about the size compared to a Games Workshop figure, here's her next to Oskar:


Next up? The Lore of Shadows, probably.

~Charlie

2 comments:

  1. Lovely sculpting! And now she won't catch a chill ;) What sort of magic is Amber then? #toolazytogoogle

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    1. Thanks :)

      Amber magic is the Lore of Beasts. Gotta love them augment spells.

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