Tuesday, January 11, 2011

WIP painting dwarves including khazad guard - first highlight

Firstly, hope you like the new page setup, decided to personalise it a little more with some fancy title fontage, easy to read from background colour, custom graphics and general prettification. Also a balrog.

The dwarves have still been getting some quality time here and there and I've just finished the first lot of highlights. Well, all except the beards, which are next on my list.

This consisted of doing some more purple and turquoise over the previously washed areas, chainmail paint over the washed boltgun metal, bronze on some of the khazad armour, gold on the heroes, dwarf flesh on the highlit skin areas, bestial brown lines on the leather and wood and probably something else I'm forgetting.

So yeah, it's been quite a lot of stuff, hence the lack of recent updates here on the blog. You can click the pics for larger views as always, here's one of the back rows:

And the kings, still not sure what to do with the one on the left's cloak edging. I was going to paint runes all over it, but I think it's just too small for me!

I'm pretty happy with how most of them are turning out, it's great to see them at this level of completion. Really they're way better than they need to be for just playing with, but I'm still going to do another highlight layer, wash some of the leather, touch up the beards, paint some runes on flat surfaces, eyes on those that have open eyes etc. Still, from here on it's really gravy, so it's a lot more fun to do =)

Anyway, time to stretch a little, then head out to do a little more shopping for the impending baby! Man, and I thought plastic and metal miniatures were expensive, our flesh and blood miniature is costing a fortune and it's not even here yet!


  1. These are coming along really great! I love the look of the armour plates on some of them too, and the beards have all come up really well!

  2. Settlers of Catan in the background!