Late last year, I decided I wanted to do a Santa themed Frostgrave warband after completing a vary Santa-like wizard figure, which you can see on my other blog: Santa Wizard Conversion. While I have slowly been collecting the figures I wanted to use as the soldiers for this warband for a while now, I finally started painting them this past week.
The first I painted up is Yukon Cornelius, Treasure Hunter. Yukon Cornelius is a character from the classic stop-motion children's Christmas TV special, Rudoph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Since the character is a prospector obsessed with finding silver and gold, I thought he would be an ideal candidate for a Treasure Hunter type soldier.
I was able to make the character by using pieces from the Frostgrave Soldiers boxed set of multi-part plastic figures. There was a wool-capped head perfect for Yukon Cornelius, but unfortunately that head didn't have a beard. So I ended up having to do head surgery; cutting the top off of the wool hat head, and gluing it onto a bearded head that I sliced the top off of. My next challenge was where to find a pickaxe. Then I remembered that I had a couple spare miner dwarves from the old GW "Skull Pass" boxed set, and they wielded pickaxes as weapons. So I removed the pickaxe from one of them, and re-glued it onto a Frostgrave solder's hand that had it's weapon removed.
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