Ok, Sci-fi isn’t my usual/favourite taste.. but a couple of friends have started a new adventure, called Anyma Distributions, and they will be carrying some Mantic stuff in Spain. As part of his business they running are demos for Deadzone v.2, recently released by Mantic. They run out of time, so asked me to paint some miniatures for their demos.. so here they are.
I hope next time they can handle a professional painter.. it will mean their business is a success.
I finished this single piece to ends the content of the Ogres Leadbelchers box, which contains 4 figures. In KoW 4 is a bad number for Ogres, you can rank 3 or 6.. so the remaining figure should be something different to a Boomer. I converted the figure, changing gun’s arm position, with some green stuff, cut here, cut there..
Base is made with cork fragments.
Some work is done with airbrush, as i’m trying to practice, a mixed technique airbrush/brush.
Although i don’t dislike the result i prefer the skin tone used in the Boomers. Anyway was interesting to try a different skin tone.
Dwarf Kings Box.
Well box is not complete in this post because Berserker Lord was already painted a few weeks ago, take a look here to see him.
I used NMM everywhere in this work, they said practise is the way.. so i’m trying, but not very happy with result, seems that more practice is need. Anyway, at least Dwarf Warsmith looks quite good for me (Central figure), not so happy with other two, king (Left ones) and Army Standard Bearer (Right ones)
Not much more to say about this, this is probably last one in the year, now the stash is organized, Christmas season are not for paint, better to get drunk anywhere (and enjoy family, of course) !!!
As resume of this year i can say about 250 figures have been painted, among 4 elephants, 5 chariots and 10 guns.. not a bad year, isn’t it ?? All the works of this year can be found in the Gallery section, from Tatars & Cossacks to Ancient Indian and Macedonian Successors.
Next year will see the end of the Polish Renaissance army (Pancerni didn’t entered this year just by a couple of weeks more) and a lot of surprises and excellent miniatures by Red Box Games, Mierce, Mantic, Warlord Games or 1st Corps. We will try our best, as always (Hope to find also some time to my own KoW army, based mostly in Perry miniatures with some nice surprises by Hasslefree.).
As i will probably not will write again this year, i wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Not everything can be renaissance polish… so a small update with a very nice Mantic Games figures, a Berserker Lord for their Kings of War game.
PAINT GUIDE: Skin
For the skin tones i used the Skin paint set by scale 75, following more or less their guide included.
Base colour is Pink flesh (also can be used Citadel Dwarf flesh (old name)) , then i apply a wash of Citadel Ogryn Flesh (now called Reikland flesh tone).
Then two successive highlights with a mix of Pink Flesh + Gold Flesh increasing Gold Flesh in each iteration (This can be done also mixing Citadel Dwarf flesh + Elf flesh (sorry i don’t know the new names))
As this set haves another colour called Light Flesh i added two extra highlights mixing Gold Flesh + Light Flesh.
To end, very small touches of the Pale Flesh (Vallejo haves a similar skin tone called Light Flesh)
Gold Metal parts
Trying some NMM technique here, using Vallejo Model Color, from their special set for NMM.
Base colour is Heavy Brown, to add some more contrast you can give it a wash of Devlan Mud or Dark Tone by The Army Painter.
Then apply Gold Brown, and then 2 or 3 successive highlights with Gold Brown + White, increasing the white in each mix.
To end, a very small touches of pure white.
Silver Metal parts
Very similar to gold tones, but varying colours used. Base colour is Cold grey (also from Vallejo Model Color NMM set), apply a black wash, and then start to highlight with Cold Grey + White. To end a final touch of pure white in the edges.
The blueish tone around the gold area in the axes is done with diluted turquoise blue, mixed with some white.
Base colour is a dark red, Citadel have some one in their range, but any other will work. I apply a first highlight of Vallejo Flat Red, and then to homogenize tone i wash with a red wash (From The Army Painter in my case).
Then i highlight again with Flat Red and to end a final touch with Vermilion Red (Vallejo)
Maybe this is the easier part, and it can be done with a lot of colours, just choose your favourite brown or grey, depend on the style of cape you want.
I used Vallejo Brown Sand, washed with Dark Tone (Army Painter) , some parts where highlighted (dry brush) with the Brown Sand again and some other with a mix of White + Brown Sand. Some final touches of this last highlight were applied by brush.
Base coat is a pale white, such “Rotting Flesh” or “Skull white” , black wash the eyes caves, and then pure white.
Dwarf beard is done with a grey colour, washing black, and highlighting with pure white, first by dry brush and then some small touches with brush to emphasize some parts.
Something different for today.
A friend will assist next Weekend to the first Official Regional Tournament of “Kings of War” in Madrid (Spain). As he run out of time to bring his army fully painted to the tournament i offered my help painting this beautiful Dwarf regiment, mounted in Brocks !! a very different subject to our usual work.
This figures are cast in a sort of soft plastic / resin, right arm is separated so you have different combinations. The three especial figures have the the right arm cast of metal. The musician, that sort of auto-drum, get a lot of metal in the right arm, so it’s a very unstable figure even once based. If you works your own one try to put the arm as closets to the body as you can.
Another hard point in this figures are the capes, you must need to work with putty to fill the junction on shoulders, is a not very well engineered part. Also for our personal taste, fabric capes would allow a more colorist / striking paint work, but they are skins, probably also of Brock, although we avoid the same pattern used in Brock to don’t homogenize to much colours used.
Also you have to take care about the cape angle, or it will avoid a correct position of the saddle over the brock, as cape block the correct position because hit the brock’s back before the saddle is in the correct position.
Heads, some Brocks armour plates, and Brock’s heads for the capes are also separated parts. I prefer to don’t use the Brock’s heads in the capes, but they already came glued to me.
There are just a few parts were you can put colour, so i used blue, easy to highlight and very striking, to counteract so many metal and skins.
Brock can be painted in several patterns, just take a look at real ones and choose your right ones. They came in two valves and there are two different poses.
Overall detail in figures is very good, there are some small mould lines, and the soft material used not always easy to work with a knife in intricate parts, but they are very nice figures.
It have been a pleasure to work on something different for a while.
Scale models, miniatures, plastic soldiers, war gaming.