Saturday, January 27, 2001

Ral Partha's Archers of Lanis

Crucible was the new fantasy tabletop game developed by Ral Partha. At the time of the painting contest conclusion it is unknown as to the status of Ral Partha and the Crucible game - very sad indeed. I finished these two figures at the end of January of 2001.

These scans are a bit different than the others I've done previously. Upon recommendation from others I have placed a box over the figure instead of a cloth. This helps eliminate the shadows. However I used the WarHammer box lid and probably need to find something that isn't so deep as the scans are a bit dark.

I'm very happy with the figures themselves. I probably should have put a darker wash into the arrow shafts. Favorite part is the stud detail - took a long time and a steady hand.

Painting Instructions for Archers of Lanis

Step 1: Use Bronzed Flesh on skin
Step 2: Use Blood Red on all leather and garments
Step 3: Use Snakebite Leather on leather armor, hair, and eye socket
Step 4: Use Scorched Brown on leather boots and belt
Step 4: Use Chaos Black on metal
Step 5: Use Vomit Brown on bow
Step 6: Use Bubonic Brown on quiver
Step 7: Use a watered down Flesh Wash over everything
Step 8: Drybrush Boltgun Metal on metal
Step 9: Shadow Bestial Brown on leather
Step 10: Shadow Red Gore on garments
Step 11: Highlight/drybrush Bleached Bone on bow
Step 12: Use Bleached Bone on eyes
Step 13: Highlight skin with Bronzed Flesh then highlight that with Elf Flesh
Step 14: Highlight leather with Bubonic Brown
Step 15: Highlight garment with Blazing Orange
Step 16: Highlight boots and belt with Bestial Brown
Step 17: Drybrush Snakebite Leather on boots and belt
Step 18: Use Codex Grey on braids
Step 19: Watered down Chaos Black into braid
Step 20: Drybrush Fortress Grey on braids

Thursday, January 18, 2001

Ral Partha's Ogre Ballista

Crucible is the new fantasy tabletop game developed by Ral Partha. In order to get into the spirit, they decided to have an on-line painting contest. I painted this ogre in January of 2001.

You can see mine and many others at the Crucible painting contest web site hosted by the Goblin King.

This miniature was quite large - I did not realize how large it was until I had it in my hands. I thought this figure was rather cool as it had some very nice features.

I did my first bit of terrain - the "rock" is made out of styrofoam which I painted black, two shades of grey and then a final drybrushing of white. Finally, I let some of the grass grow on the rock in the grooves. I like the end result.

Painting Instructions for Ogre Ballista

Step 1: Use Snakebite Leather on all leather armor
Step 2: Use Bronzed Flesh on skin
Step 3: Use Chaos Black as an undercoat on all metal bits
Step 4: Use Regal Blue on all cloth and arrow feathers
Step 5: Use Scorched Brown on ballista
Step 6: Use Bubonic Brown on arrows
Step 7: Drybrush Boltgun Metal on metal bits
Step 8: Drybrush Chainmail on metal bits
Step 9: Drybrush Mithril Silver on metal bits very lightly as a highlight
Step 10: Shade all metal bits with watered down Flesh Wash
Step 11: Wash all cloth with watered down Midnight Blue
Step 12: Highlight all cloth with Ultramarines Blue
Step 13: Drybrush all cloth with Lightning Blue
Step 14: Wash all skin with watered down Flesh Wash
Step 15: Shade skin with Dwarf Flesh - slighty watered down
Step 16: Highlight skin with Elf Flesh
Step 17: Wash all leather with Bestial Brown
Step 18: Highlight Balista with Bestial Brown
Step 19: Drybrush Snakebite Leather on balista
Step 20: Light drybrush Bubonic Brown on balista
Step 21: Highlight all leather with Bubonic Brown
Step 22: Light drybrush Bleached Bone onto leather edges
Step 23: Use Bleached Bone on fingernails and toe claws
Step 24: Use Goblin Green on base
Step 25: Drybrush base with Camo Green