Otherworld Wights

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Two more wonderful models from Otherworld miniatures. The folds of their robe were very interesting to paint, and I experimented with green blue and violet shadows, as well as mixing different tones of red for the highlights.

The skin was made with staining a white-cream base coat with more or less the same colours I used for shading the coats. A similar pattern of iridescent transitions has been used on the blades.

Right or wrong, I consider these to be my best models so far – even though their overall appearance is rather subdued and there are no strong contrasts nor details standing out to command the view.

Skeleton constructs

Skeleton construct with great axe 2 Skeleton construct with great axe 1 Skeleton construct with great axe 3The model above is an old Rackham range skeleton warrior. I love the amount of detail and style they used to put into their miniatures, too bad they’re practically gone. It can’t really be seen in the pictures, but I tried some subtle blue, green and reddish-brown ink effects on the blade and armour. I’m planning to use it for a Mordheim force in the (unforseeable) future – that’s why it’s still without proper basing.

The skellies below are from Otherworld miniatures. I think they made a very impressive work on the bones sculpt, and I like the evil look they gave some of the models. I should run an extra layer of highlights on these when I come to the final basing…

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Skeleton rider

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For this skeleton rider from the 1990s Games Workshop range I adapted a technique from a James Wappel’s video, which I highly recommend. Instead of a “true” shaded base-coat, however – which is still beyond my skills – I more or less randomly applied a mix of thinned-out colours to a bone base-coat. The result was something like this.

Shaded basecoat for wimps

From there I worked with thin layers and then thin lines of Game colour sand and white, trying to preserve some of the coloured shade beneath. It is a relatively easy technique, but it gives good results with plain skeletons such as these. Not to mention that the initial base-coating with coloured inks comes with its own childish enjoyment.

(Too bad I noticed that white rim on the border of the base only after I took the pictures, and now I’m several hundred kilometres from the miniature.)

Black coach

Black coach 1Black coach 2 Here’s another piece I’ve managed to complete during the summer, a Games Workshop vampire counts’ black coach. As for the previous model in the same range, I kept everything very simple, focussing mostly on getting the job done.

Believe it or not, the wheels were the part that gave me the most trouble. I ended up redoing them thrice before they got somewhat acceptable.

Wight champion

Wight champion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is an old wight champion miniature from the vampire counts warhammer fantasy range. I kept the metals on the armour very very simple and concentrated on the freehand for the shield – it’s not great, but that’s my first attempt at it.