WIP: Old School Dwarf Slayer Part 2

Basecoating Skin

I’ve not got too much to show for my efforts today, as I spent the morning looking for tutorials and suggestions for painting dwarf skin.  I found a really brilliant tutorial from a few years ago by Darren Lathem on his blog over at http://razzaminipainting.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/dwarf-skin-tutorial.html

The paint guide referencing the old Citadel colours, so I spent some time listing alternative colours I could use that I have for the various stages.

On a non-dwarf related topic, I did a little work on the zombicide zombie I posted previously, all effort on the base.  I filed and smoothed the edge (which had like an odd horizontal mold line), and added a layer of sand over the top of the citadel texture paint it previously had.  It’s a little too course to look like a road base like I intended originally, so I may just now do it as a dirty, muddy field with a few clumps of grass on this one.

Also, having learned from being stuck for a day or two after finishing my last model, I thought I’d strip a few other old models for when this ones done.  They probably aren’t going to be the ones I specifically work on next, but I think if I regularly strip old miniatures, I’ll have something that interests me to work on prepared.  Those stripped last night:

  • an old 40k Bad Moon Ork Warboss
  • a shadow grey base coated Inquisitor Coteaz
  • the classic old school Durthu the Treeman

The Ork Warboss and Treeman are particularly old models, but are full of character.  The paint on these must have been very think as the toothbrush used to clear off the paint is an horrific mess!

This afternoon I started on the Dwarf Slayer in earnest, laying down the basecoat for the skin.  Using a 50:50 mix of Bugmans Glow and Doombull Brown, watered down to a reasonable consistency, I applied a couple of thin layers to all the skin areas.  Or at least I thought to all the skin…

Flesh base coated, but not the nose!?!

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WIP: Old School Dwarf Slayer Part 1

Next Up on the Painting Table

After completing the Mordor Orc, I’ve been searching for the next model to paint.  After painting quite muted colours, mostly shades of brown, I felt like going for something a little different.

Digging the various storage crates of models without finding anything that was particularly grabbing my interest, I finally stumbled upon an old GW Dwarf Slayer.  He was pretty beat up, and had a terrible old half paint job – with a particularly awful skin tone shaded with armour wash,  which means first steps was a bath in Dettol! Continue reading “WIP: Old School Dwarf Slayer Part 1”

WIP: First Mordor Orc Part 5

Today’s Highlights – Highlights

Following suggestions on my WIP thread on CoolMiniOrNot, I’ve revisited the highlights on the Mordor Orc, focusing on trying to add contrast.  Mostly the cloth and leather were the flattest part in my opinion, so I tried to add a bit more interest to them.  The metal areas were OK, so I’ve not done any more to them, but I did take the face and skin up a notch.

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WIP: First Mordor Orc Part 4

Back on the Case

After a weekend of no progress, I was looking forward to getting back to the hobby desk this evening, only to wake with a seriously sore neck!  It’s gradually worsened through the day at work, to the point where I was just really uncomfortable.  Fortunately, I stopped making excuses long enough to crack open the paints and at least make another step forward.

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WIP: Walk of the Dead Zombie 1 Part 1

Walk of the Dead

I was getting a little fed up with painting brown (yes I know, after only half a model), so I thought I’d switch things up and paint something a bit different tonight,

I could hear some shuffling and groaning from the corner of my hobby room, and looking over to the other end of my desk I spotted a zombicide season 1 walk of the dead zombie.  He’d been sitting partially worked on for a while, so I took the chance to push him on a few further steps.

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WIP: First Mordor Orc Part 1

First Work In Progress 2017

It’s taken a while, but I put brush to paint to plastic over the last few evenings for pretty much the first time this year.  I have a small collection of Lord of the rings models from Games Workshop that I’ve mostly never even touched (mostly purchased from eBay), sat in plastic crates and boxes.  Thanks to “The Two Towers” being played on loop on Sky Movies one weekend (my favourite of the Lord of the Rings movies), I was tempted to break some out and start work on them.

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Ork Boyz from 2013

Basic Black Reach Orc Boyz

These were the almost the last miniatures I completed, painted from back in 2013.  I’m putting them up here firstly so I have some content, but secondly because really I think it’s always important to have a starting point to look back at, even if you’re not that happy with the results.

Even though it was a number of years ago, I wrote down details of the process so I could remember.

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