Daily Archives: January 12, 2015

More 10mm Fantasy Figures and a Tank

Buck

A Victorian Science Fiction Style Tank

A Victorian Science Fiction Style Tank

Last weekend I spent most of Saturday helping the software folks on a First Robotics Team.  I still managed to get a little painting done on Sunday.  I am still banging away at trying to clear all the 10mm fantasy figures out of my unpainted lead pile.  Along the way, however, I also finally decided to paint this tank gray.  It has been sitting on my painting table for months waiting for me to decide.

Pendraken Dwarfs with Crossbows

Pendraken Dwarfs with Crossbows

I worked to knock out the few remaining Pendraken figures I had left from a batch Chris acquired from Ebay.  The figures seem a little large for 10mm, but they are good enough looking dwarfs for my tastes in fantasy figures.  (After all, how realistic to fantasy figures need to be?!)

Pendraken Dwarf Knights

Pendraken Dwarf Knights

Heavily armored and armed dwarf knights?  How slow do you think these guys are going to be on the table.  Find a place you want defended and concentrate on other units.

Pendraken Dwarfs with Spears

Pendraken Dwarfs with Spears

Some of these spears are a bit flimsy.  I lost one just popping them off the popsicle sticks I use for painting.  After a couple of games, they might become angry geriatric dwarfs with canes.

Pendraken Orc Berserkers

Pendraken Orc Berserkers

I don’t know what these figures are really supposed to be, but I decided to paint them in garish colors and call them orc berserkers.

A GW Giant

A GW Giant

I still want to add a little landscaping to this base, but I like the way he turned out.

Dwarfs with Chain Type Maces (aka Morning Stars)

Pendraken Dwarfs with Chain Type Maces (aka Morning Stars)

I’m not sure when these forces will see action — or if they’ll see action — before our large Bear Yourselves Valiantly game at Cold Wars 2015 in March

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Anirion, Wood Elf Wizard: Figure 132 of 265

Chris Palmer

First off, let me say “Happy New Year!” to all my readers.  Secondly, let me apologize for the two week delay in getting anything posted.  As I said on the 29th, I had a very busy holiday schedule, and then a stomach bug came along last weekend to squash any attempts to get something posted last Monday.  Anyhow, I’ve been back at the painting table now, and this week I finished up Anirion, the Wood Elf Wizard, from the Elves set.
     The completion of this figure puts me on the doorstep of the halfway mark, so be sure to tune in next week for my halfway mark celebration figure. 🙂
      I prepped this figure in the usual way; soaking in water with a bit of dish soap added, giving a gentle scrub with an old soft toothbrush, then rinsing and drying.  I then glued it to 1” fender washer with Aleene’s Tacky glue, and then glued the washer to a tongue depressor with a couple small dabs of Elmer’s white glue, for ease of handling during painting.

     I was still in the mind to do winter themed figures since the completion of my Snow Goblins in December, and I thought this Elf’s cloak and robes would make him well suited for a winter paint scheme. So, I began by painting his outfit with Aleene’s “Dark Grey”. I then drybrushed over this with Duncan “Slate Grey”

I envisioned having his robes/cloak look like a snow storm in motion, so I took a very stiff brush dipped it in white paint, and then ran my thumb across is it to create a spatter pattern of white on the grey outfit.  The resulting spatter turned out a little rope-ier than I imagined, and some of the spatter dots came out a little more raised/thick than I had thought they would, but overall I was pleased with the outcome.

Next, I painted the edges of the cloak and sleeves with white.  I painted the staff with Folk Art “Barn Wood”, and then the face and hands with GW “Elf Flesh”.  Lastly, I painted the hair with Americana “Moon Yellow.”

Next, I painted the fittings on the staff with Ceramcoat “Metallic Pewter”, and the stone on top I painted with Americana “True Blue”.  After the figure had some time to dry, I then gave a wash to the staff, hands, face and hair with slightly thinned Winsor-Newton “Peat Brown” Ink.

After this wash was dry, I went back and added highlights to the face and hands with the base “Elf Flesh”.  I highlighted the hair with the base “Moon Yellow”, and then did further highlights with Apple Barrel “Lemon Chiffon”.  I added highlights to the stone on top the staff with white, and some white mixed with a little of the “True Blue.”  Lastly, I added highlights to the metal bits with Folk Art “Silver Sterling”.   My final step was to paint the base and washer with white.
      I let the figure sit overnight, and the next morning I gave it a coat of Ceramcoat “Matte Varnish”.  Later that afternoon I flocked the base, using Woodland Scenics snow flocking, and added some dry grasses with a bit of unraveled twine.  The next day I gave him a coat of Testor’s “Dullcote” spray varnish.

Over all, I’m very pleased with how the figure came out.  I think the cloak his the appropriate “swirling snow storm” look about it that I was hoping for.

Figure 132 of 265: Complete

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