Dirz #5 Dawn Warriors

Dawn warriors

Finally! Three complete Dawn warriors from the Rackham range.

As you can see I desaturated the bases, going from yellow sand to dirt and went for a dark purple base rim treated with brown and yellow so that it doesn’t stand out too much.

Dawn warrior 1

Dawn warrior 2

Dawn warrior 3

These are still rather quick paint jobs, but it was really fun to paint the blue, purple, turquoise and white NMM armour and the beautiful flowing capes.

Dawn warrior 1 backDawn warrior 2 back

Dawn warrior 3 back

I even found a nice spot for taking the pictures – the background is blurred, but it’s a very fitting, giant wall-sized print of The Temptation of Saint Anthony by Hieronymus Bosch.

I surely hope I’ll find more time to paint soon – I have some Infinity miniatures that are almost done and itching to be completed…

13 thoughts on “Dirz #5 Dawn Warriors”

    1. Glad you like it – I thought it would be too much on the cold side, but I think adding some purple shadows helped getting some balance.

  1. Great to see these classics brought to life! You really captured the Rackham style well with the smooth painting and shading on them.

    1. [bowing] Thank you. I think Rackham’s sculpts, and the style of painting we used to see on their art, allow for a certain freedom to get closer to drawing when painting the minis. I’d say both a more realistic style with metallic metals or a Blanchian one would look weird… but now that I wrote this I’d like to try. 🙂

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