Ã‚Â Well, I thought I’d put on a couple of posts about Warhammer models. I’m not sure why, exactly, except I like being all beardy and playing the game and being all pony-taily and painting the miniatures. Should get it clear first of all, though, that I’m by no means an expert miniature painter and my models tend to turn out adequate at best and mediocre most other times, but then everyone needs to start somewhere.
This handsome chap is Slugdrool. He’s a troll from the “Battle for Skull Pass” set. He has the nice characteristic of being stupid. This basically means that there’s a fair chance he’s just going to rampage blindly about the place regardless of what you want him to do. The paint scheme in the picture was pretty easy (and a complete cop out). Essentially, an initial basecoat of Chaos Black to start with, then a full body coat of Goblin Green. As you can see. The statue he’s holding was coated with Codex Grey and the helm with Dwarf Bronze. His “clothes” are Blood Red and the spines down his back (out of shot) are Snot Green (who comes up with these names?). The skull details were coated with bleached bone, as were his teeth, and a spot of Scab Red (ewww) lines his big flappy gob. That pretty much covers the flat colour.
Gave him a bath next – one part Goblin Green, one part Chaos Black, three parts water to make a nice dark green ink. Using the ink, I washed all the green bits, making sure it worked into the cracks. Everywhere else was washed with a black ink – one part Chaos Black, three parts water.
All that was left to do was the drybrushing – old brush, put some paint on, wipe it all off again on something absorbant (toilet paper, kitchen roll, etc) and then carefully brush too and fro to pick out raised areas and highlights. For the red and green areas, a blend of the base colour with a dab of Skull White was mixed and applied. For the rock, a straight drybrush of Bleached Bone did the job.
Next up – the base. This one was simple. One coat of Graveyard Earth, then brushed over with watered (50/50) PVA glue, and then an application of Static Grass. Leave to dry, shake off the residue, and there we have it!
Dwarven artillery FTW! This one it really really easy. Base coat of Chaos Black (as usual), and then dry brush the whole model with chainmail. Then just pick out some highlights with Dwarf Bronze and that’s you done! Most people (from pictures I’ve seen of better painted examples) seem to do a lot more of the trim in bronze, but I like it a bit more functional. Shiny brass has no place on an engine of war. Grime is where it’s at.