Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Warriors of Dunland with Bows

Had a surprise day off from work last week Wednesday, and what better way to spend it than painting done miniatures? I was able to finish off my archer dunlendings, which was nice. Now what to work on next?

For comparison, here are three of my Dunlending warriors I painted several years ago. I tried to follow roughly the same color scheme, or at least use elements of it in my newest Dunlendings to tie them together.

The paint scheme is roughly as follows: Dwarf Flesh with an Ogryn Flesh wash on the skin (was hoping the Ogryn Flesh would give a more tanned/weathered appearence). The bases are Stirland Mud with Bestial Brown highlights. The cloth cloaks are Mechrite Red, the hide cloaks are Adeptus Battlegrey /w Space Wolves Grey highlights, Scorched Brown /w Bestial Brown highlights, and Snakebite Leather /w (I think) Vomit Brown highlights. The small hide patch on the pants of three of the archers use the same colors as the cloaks. The boots/shoes are Bestial Brown, with the wrappings around the legs are Scorched Brown. The quivers are Vermin Brown, and most of the belts are Bestial Brown. The scale armor is Boltgun Metal, Dwarf Bronze, and Tin Bitz. The metal rings on the other archers are the same colors as the scale armor. The helmets are Boltgun Metal. The bows are Snakebite Leather, and the bracers on the armoured archers are Vermin Brown, while the other archers have Komando Khaki wrappings. The undershirts of the armored archers are Vermin Brown, while the tunics on the unarmored archers are also Vermin Brown. Finally almost the whole model received a wash of Badab Black.

I think they turned out fairly well, and it is nice to have them all finally painted. Now I just have my two banner dunlendings and one chieftain that need painting and my dunlendings will be completely finished. Hope you enjoy :)

Thursday, June 5, 2014

New project

I've started work on my next project, my six Warriors of Dunland with Bows. Not much to report yet, just painted the bases with Stirland Mud and started on the skin. Will hopefully get some more work done this evening, but we shall see. I had painted my warriors with shields and two handers a few years ago, so it will be nice to get these guys done (And interesting to see if the paint job compares better). For our next battle, whenever it is, I'm thinking of using an Angmar army as they have an interesting model I haven't used yet. They are also probably my favorite thematic evil army. Whatever list I eventually come up with, I'm thinking of including some Warriors of Dunland and some Wildmen of Dunland to serve as Men of Carn Dum, and Hillmen of Rhudaur respectively. I remember seeing them proxied that way as far back as the old "The Ruin of Arnor" sourcebook (also one of my favorites). I don't mind orc armies, but these guys could add some fun variety I think, and the cannon specifically mentions men in the army of Angmar from my recollection.