Monday 29 January 2018

Yelen Semova

Occasionally, I finish painting a miniature, and I am so pleased with it, that I keep pulling it off the shelf to look at it like Bilbo having a quick glance at the One Ring. It doesn’t happen often, but it did with this latest figure.

This is one of the few figures in the Frostgrave line that actually depicts a specific character. She is Yelen Semova, one of the two sisters that star in Matthew Ward’s novel, Frostgrave: Second Chances. I know I have said it before, but it is worth repeating, if you like adventure fantasy with strong characters, or you just really like Frostgrave, this novel is definitely worth a read. And, once you read it, you’ll almost certainly want to pick up the Semova sister miniatures!

This miniatures was sculpted by Bobby Jackson to match Dmitry and Kate Burmak’s artwork that graces the novel’s cover. Bobby has done a wonderful job of deciding which details to include.

I did my best to paint Yelen to match her look on the cover artwork (I’m generally pretty bad at choosing colour schemes anyway!), and took as many attempts as necessary to get all of the little details I could manage. I hope the effort shows!
Now, on to painting her sister!


  1. A great looking figure, I can see why you want to appreciate you handy work.

  2. You did a terrific job with this miniature. It looks like the cover art but more than that it is done in a highly commendable style. It's the kind of miniature that you would like to play with after you're finished admiring your work!

    1. What!?! Expose my miniature to the rigors of play?

    2. OK. So wear rubber surgical gloves so that the oils from your fingers don't besmirch the paint job. A figure as nice as this deserves an outing now and then.

  3. Lovely miniature. Good job mate.