I am purposely timing this post to appear after the start of tonight's roleplaying session. It's my first entry into the Annual Painting Challenge and was a good figure to kick off with as it was a challenge with black being the leading colour.
Fades are very unpleasant, their faces are devoid of features other than flat eyes and they are very powerful and hard to kill. They control the Trolorcs when together are are bound to cause lots of problems for the players. I have also added a little magic via the staff this one hold's. It's my first go at magical flame/ice and I am really pleased with it. I just did not have the nerve to try and add the reflected colour to the clothing.
Whilst it's a 28mm figure in reality it's really tall which is perfect for what he is. Overall it's a great figure but has one major failing, look at the position of the sword hilt and then the scabbard!!! Personally I think the figure should have been withdrawn from sale and corrected. Being my first Reaper figure I can't comment on if this sort of mistake is rare or regular though it's not put me off trying more when I need them.
When I bought the figure I did not see the rear view and was disappointed when I took it out of it's packet to find a backpack and other kit and would not have bought the figure if I knew it had such gear. During painting though I came round to the idea, after all even the most mean monster needs kit to carry around. So tonight will tell what the players think of this guy, what I can say it's quite likely they will be seeing plenty of him through the coming months.