Wednesday 15 July 2020

Have Bow, Will Travel

Here is my latest recruit into the ranks of the Rangers!

This figure is actually ‘Orla’, one of the auxiliary companions from the Rangers of Shadow Deep: Blood Moon expansion. Interestingly, when this figure was revealed, many commentators compared her to Princess Merida, the main character in the Pixar movie, Brave. I suppose this is aided by me describing Orla as having red hair. I see where they are coming from, but when I got this figure under my paint brush, I saw a completely different character.

Maybe I will use her for Orla, or maybe I will use her for an archer companion, but either way, it’s a lovely figure, and I’m sure it’s going to get some ‘table time’ in my games.

Like pretty much all of the figures in the range, this one was a joy to paint. It’s not overly detailed, but the detail it has is deep. By this, I mean that there is good three-dimensional separation of the detail from the surrounding sculpt, which makes it easier to catch with the brush. It’s one of the things that often separates metal figures from plastic ones. A great example of this is on the bands around the quiver, which were much easier to target than similar detail I’ve faced on other figures.

Anyway, I’m closing in on finishing my ranger warband. I just have one more miniature and maybe some clue/treasure markers to go.


  1. That cloak! Absolutely stunning - well done.

    1. Many thanks. I did put some work in on it, but again, greatly aided by the sculpting/casting.

  2. The iconic simplicity of the North Star metal minis is so refereshing in an environment of overly detailed minis. That's a nice and clear paint job too.

  3. Wire Paladin- err, Orla. Well done!

  4. Nice work lovely paintwork......I do wonder if her pose is a bit undynamic ?