Saturday, December 08, 2007

Maiden of the Blade #2...

I finally did it! A miniature painted in 2007. It's been a long time, but it's like riding a bike - once you get back on it's not too hard to get back in the groove. I picked a spare mini from a bag of stuff that I had in the drawer.

I'm not at all sure where I picked this mini up - nor do I have any idea of the company - I thought it might be i-Kore but I couldn't find this miniature on-line in any catalogs.

2014/12/31 - Update - found it! - this figure is from the Chronopia line produced by Heartbreaker - figure #2 from the warband box 20517 - Sons of Kronos Maidens of the Blade - most likely sculpted by Kevin White.

As it's been awhile, I modeled the paint scheme on the old Warhammer Quest Warrior model that I painted back in 2001 - nothing like going back a few years!

All in all I was happy with the end results - I think overall I've lost some patience - my drybrushing is a bit rushed and not as detailed. My layering technique is still good.

Painting Instructions for Archived War Maiden:

Step 01: Undercoat model with white primer
Step 02: Use Scorched Brown on all fur and leather
Step 03: Use mix of Scorched Brown and Blood Red on inside bearskin
Step 04: Use Snakebite Leather on all hair
Step 05: Use Enchanted Blue on loincloth
Step 06: Use Chaos Black on all metal bits
Step 07: Drybrush Chainmail on all metal bits
Step 08: Highlight drybrush Mithril Silver on sword
Step 09: Use Bronzed Flesh on skin
Step 10: Drybrush bear fur with Snakebite Leather, Bubonic Brown, and Bleached Bone - then over the Bubonic Brown very lightly over the Bleached Bone areas
Step 11: Highlight hair with Leprous Brown - then mix with Bleached Bone
Step 12: Use Vermin Brown on fur of boot
Step 13: Drybrush Leprous Brown and then mix of Bleached Bone on fur of boot
Step 14: Highlight boot and gloves using Snakebite Leather to Bubonic Brown
Step 15: Blend blue areas from Enchanted Blue to Lightning Blue with Ice B
Step 16: Use mix of Bronzed Flesh and Elf Flesh on skin
Step 17: Use Elf Flesh on skin
Step 18: Highlight skin with mix of Elf Flesh and Pallid Flesh then Pallid Flesh only
Step 19: Drybrush Codex Grey on base
Step 20: Drybrush Fortress Grey on base
Step 21: Highlight base with Skull White