Hi all, I’m having a break from painting Middle Earth models and working on some other stuff instead. At my local gaming club one of the members has set up a league for Kings of War, so I’ve pulled out my old Tomb King’s army which I never finished so now I can get it done for this system.
Hi all, colour it in is reference for future projects I’ll be working on. It’s also a painting tutorial at the same time for those who might be interested. I have a terrible memory so using the blog will help. So this project I’m working on is commission work for a friend I’m painting his Khador Butcher by privateer press from WarMachines.
I started off with surface primer black Vallejo through my airbrush I did 2 coats.
I decided to start with the head I feel that doing head (face) first makes the model looks more alive making me wanting to finish the model quicker. I did the eyes and teeth with VMC ivory then the pupils with VMC black. Any mistakes just touch up or restart again.
The final highlight I did on the skin was a mixture of FP3 khardic flesh 1:1 FP3 midlund flesh. I painted this mix on the most highest parts and raised areas of the head and face cheekbones, nose and around the ears plus top of the head. Took about 4 layers.
Now the red is finished go round model touch up any mistakes with some black. Going to paint the metallics starting with the plates at the bottom of his coat. The base colour is a mixture of 3 colours VMC german grey 1: VGC tinny tin 1: VGC gunmetal metal 1: . It took 2 layers.
Now for the final highlight on all the bronze I used FP3 radiant platinum on all the edges.
Now all the metallic are done it’s time to paint black trim and his jacket. I used a mix of VMC black 1:1 VMC german grey done with 2 layers.
I then added 1 more drop of VMC german grey to the previous mix then applied 2 layers to the raised areas.
For the final highlight added a drop of VMC grey green. So mix is VMC german grey 2: VMC black 1: VMC grey green 1: I painted all the edges of the coat and the black trim on the armour done with 2 layers.
For the final highlight on the trousers I made a mix of VGC dark fleshtone 1:1 VGC beasty brown done with 4 layers.
Right so now the miniature main paint job is done. I painted the base with deco arts cinnamon brown then I dry brushed with their golden brown. Once it was dried I gave it a heavy wash of GW agrax earthshade then I painted the rim of the base with GW Abaddon black.
VGC Vallejo game colour
VMC Vallejo model colour
GW Citadel paints
FP3 formula P3
Hope you liked it many thanks dcminiaturepainting.
Hi all, this weekend I went to the gbhl finals tournament a journey’s end in Cardiff at Firestorm games. This was my third and final tournament of the year, the points for this tournament was 850.
The only force I have ready for sbg at the moment is my Gondor Minas Tirith so here is my list that I took.
(AG) Aragon,King Elessar + Armoured
6 Knight’s of Minas Tirith + Shields = 359
Faramir + Armoured horse + Heavy armour + Shield
6 Knight’s of Minas Tirith + Shields + Banner =203
Pippin, Guard of the Citadel + Pony = 30
1 Warrior + Banner
5 Rangers of Gondor + Spears
6 Guards of the fountain court = 192
5 Rangers of Gondor + Spears = 65
Game 1 total domination
This game involves placing 1 objective markers in the centre of the board, then both players place two objective markers each randomly on the board. Players must hold the objective markers and trying to smash the opponents army to pieces ( this definitely happen to me) and casualtie models can come back ona 4+ next turn. My opponent was Sam Jeffrey his army was mostly the new Iron Hill dwarves lead by Dain plus Thorin and a Warband of woses warriors with Ghan-buri-ghan also Galadriel. I set up to my block of infantry on the centre and I had on my left and right flanks cavalry units hoping to try and squash Sam army in the centre. I would try and keep two of the objectives with my smaller Warbands. Sadly this did not happen at all the new Iron Hill dwarves are tanks very hard to kill, my strength 2 arches didn’t doing any damage whatsoever in the centre so I would have to move them up and fighting it out in close combat. I moved Aragorn and the cavalry to meet the dwarves in the centre this didn’t go very well. A warband of dwarves with Dian meet head-on with a vicious combat ending with all my knights dead. Sam then had Aragorn surrounded with the dwarves with Galadriel. Aragorn had long good hard fight but in the end he died. After the fight with the knights Sam sent Dain on warpig to my bottom right-hand corner where’s Pippin hid basically killing all in his way. On the left-hand side of the board I had faramir try to take on objective also trying to kill the woses Warriors then came along Thorin. It was a very long fight on this side also eventually going to Thorin. After the game was called by T.O Sam had won 14-2.
Game 2 supply run
Nice simple game simply grab the crates from the middle of the board then run back to you’re board edge. My opponent for this game was Scott Turner his army was a mix one of Fallen Realms, Mordor and Angmar. I set my army up pretty much the same as the last game. Scott set his up with Burhdur on my top left next he put Gothmog with morannons warband in the centre just off to the right next was Amdur with kataphrakt warband and the last thing he put up my top right corner was Shelob. I start off sending Faramir with his Warband off to get the create on the left and Aragorn with his warband on the right side create. I left 2 Knight’s from each warband to try and pick up crates when the remainders of the warbands would try and head up and stop the on coming force. Madril’s warband I had on top of the hill shooting at Gothmog’s warband it seems a good idea at the time but later on wasn’t. With Damrod’s warband they would take pot shots at whatever they could see. So when the 2 knight’s were picking up the crate on the right hand side Aragorn with a knight was dealing with Shelob. The remaining 3 knight’s were dealing with the kataphrakt. The 2 knight’s did pick up crate and start heading back to my board edge. The other 2 knight’s on the left side didn’t manage to pick up the crate faramir and the rest of his Knights were being picked up by Burhdur and being thrown around like rag dolls. Scott got Gothmog’s warband to centre crate, at this point kataphrakt warband had killed my 3 knight’s so we had to send Aragorn over to deal with them letting Shelob move towards my 2 knight’s with the crate. Also Scott split Gothmog’s warband ( forgot there was a shade)to get the crate on the left side, so I left a warrior to do a lot of shielding and sent faramir to the centre. Now Shelob was catching up with the 2 knight’s so I decided to try and charge her with Pippin but he failed courage tests. Aragorn was trapped trying to fight his way out, Shelob now caught up with the knight’s knocking the crate down. I try to get Madril’s warband over to Shelob but it was too late my army was broken I failed a few tests and time was called. Scott won 9-0.
Game 3 breakthrough
The objective of the game you pick a warband class them as your spies you deploy them on your opponent’s board edge and send them off your side. My opponent for this game was Brad Cottington he was using large cavalry force with Rivendell Knights with Legolas and Saruman.Brad set his warband spies on my bottom right corner, the remainder of his army he puts more to the top centre. I deploy Aragorn top left and Faramir top right. We both rushed are warbands to each other’s board. Faramir’s warband went into Brad’s Rivendell Knights spies the mass of close combat also Saruman was sniping with Sorcerer’s blast killing that warband off. Aragorn’s warband was slowly being picked off by Brad’s 2nd Rivendell Knights Warband. I did manage to get 4 spies off and Brad got of 10 the remainders of both are forces were just exchange fire until time was called. Brad won 20-8.
Game 4 treasure hunt
The objective of the game is find treasure under terrain there are 6 counters marks from 0 to 5 placed on this terrain you cannot the numbers you must roll a 6 to reveal It for your eyes only. Also deployment is random for your warbands. My opponent for this game was Gethin Watkins his army was a mixture of wood elves I can just remember the characters Elladan&Elrohir Galadriel and Thranduil(old) oh plus Alfred. So Gethin got deployment 1st he set up his army on my far right board edge. Now when you get low rolls on deployment your opponent gets to choose where you deploy and that is what happened to me. Gethin got me to deploy most of my army on the left side of the board. I did manage to get Faramir’s Warband up close to his army by Alfred but my Madril’s warband didn’t turn up to about turn 3 or 4. Gethin got to put Pippin behind legolas’s warband you can guess what happened there. He moved Thranduil’s warband to take on Faramir’s and using nature’s wrath knocking faramir and most of the knight’s to the ground eventually all standard backup to get into close combat. I moved Aragorn’s warband move across the board leaving 1 knight on a hill objective and another knight by a house in the centre of the board. At this point Gethin had killed all Faramir knight’s off also holding an objective on the hill and in the woods Faramir was still fighting on. I did manage to see what the points were underneath the house and the hill, Gethin was trying to get a 6 but it wasn’t happening. I sent Aragorn over to woods but he was shot off his horse the other remainder knights I ended up sending over to the centre opposite side of the house to deal with warriors of arnor. When I got Aragorn to the woods he then was fighting out with Galadriel and Thranduil eventually killing both off. At that point I was holding most of the objectives but Gethin managed to get a 6 on the Hill finding out it was worth 0 points. Not long after he also found out what the house was worth 5 point so with the twins he sent them as fast as he could to the left hand side of the board. I desperately trying to get my army broken to end game that didn’t happen and time was called. Gethin won 12-3.
Game 5 cut off the head
The objective of this game is nice and simple kill off your opponent’s heroes. My opponent for this game was Ed Ball his army was a mix Rivendell Knights and Gondor trebuchet with Gandalf and Legolas plus another Alfred. Ed set his army up with trebuchet to my top left corner Gandalf and Legolas in the centre and the Rivendell Knights in the top right corner. I set my army up with Faramir knight’s in the centre left and Aragon in the centre right with his knight’s. I put Pippin and Damrod’s warband behind Faramir and with Madril’s warband I put behind Aragon. With this I sent my cavalry charging into Gandalf and Legolas Ed used sorceress blast but didn’t get any casualties by the end of turn 2 they were both dead. Ed was having fun with his trebuchet and cavalry shooting at Madril’s warband killing off quite a few of my infantry. I moved Pippin and Damrod’s warband to the trebuchet to get them and close combat. Then I moved Faramir and Aragorn up to the hill where Ed’s Rivendell Knights were and they met in the middle for a big fight. Ed also sent his trebuchet crew to fight Pippin and Damrod’s warband. There was a lot of to and fro but in the end Ed’s army was broken. I won 22-1.
Game 6 hold ground
The objective of this game is a place a marker centre of the board you must have as much of your army in the centre of it ( or at least 6 inches around the marker) you get bonus points for having a banners nearby as well. My opponent for this game is good friend of mine Ian Porter in his army was about 53 wild men and 20 orc on wargs (he won best army). Ian deployed his army with wild men in the centre and wags to the left and right of the board. I set my army up the same as the last game. In this game there was a lot of heroic movements with both of us to try and get our warbands in to combat. I formed a circle of spiky spears with Madril’s warband around the centre of the board using the terrain to my advantage. Faramir and Aragorn warbands were doing a lot of damage to Ian’s wildmen. But yet again there was a lot of to and fro with the fighting between armies. Eventually Ian’s army was broken, on the next turn to see if the game continued he roll the dice and got a 1 game had ended. I won 22-14.
Hi all, here is a quick update on my Minas Tirith force as of tonight I’ve got my knight’s to a level that is acceptable for the tournament but I will be finishing off a later date. Well I’ve been waiting for the paint to dry I’ve been working on character models doing green stuff and gluing, also making repairs on Aragon’s horse supporting foot it snaped in half when showing my friend the miniature. Some very colourful words came out when that happened. The Knights bases aren’t done as I wish to do it the same time as all the character models. Here are some pictures many thanks dcminiaturepainting.
Hi all, in about three weeks time I’ll be going to my third and final GBHL tournament of this year. The tournament will be 850 points so I’m going to have to increase my Infantry, Heroes and cavalry to my existing Minas Tirith force. So I started work on 12 Knight’s of Minas Tirith also I’ve have made their own bases like they’re riding on a paved road. Hopefully I’ll finish these sometime next week and then I will start on the heroes and infantry. The heroes I’m doing are Aragorn King Elessar, Faramir and Pippin for infantry I am doing 6 guards of the fountain court. Here are some pictures thanks dcminiaturepainting
Hi all, I finished off some Haradrim Warriors and 1 Abrakhan Guard last week.They taken longer to paint than I would like for basic troop. I’m happy with the blue and white colour scheme but the white was a pain, think I’ll try a different way with the next batch. I will change the wash I put on the black skin and I’m might changing the brand of paint I used for the silver. I didn’t know what colour to do the bases so asked on GBHL facebook, picked one of the suggestion sandstone on the path and red brown for the gravel. The next batch I do I’ll spend a bit more time on clean up didn’t notice how bad the mould lines were on the bows until it was too late. The guys with the spears above there head I couldn’t paint the face to well. So I will keep the hands with spears separate after I’ve done I’ll glue on be for varnishing. The bases I bought from GenerationShift part of the broken white city range, he has many more others bases on offer look him up on facebook.
The paints I used:
(Skin Tanned) FP Mediterranean Flesh set, GW Reikland Flesh wash
(Skin Black) FP African Flesh set, GW Nulu Oil wash
(Blue) VMC Dark Prusia Blue, VMC Ultramarine, VGI Black, VGI Blue
(White) VMC Sky Grey, VMC Off White, VMC White
(Metal) VAGC Gunmetal, VAGC Chainmal Silver, VAGC Silver, GW Nulu Oil wash
(Leather Brown) VGC Leather Brown, VGC Plague Brown, GW Seraphim Sepia wash
(Wood) VMC Flat Brown, GW Agrax Earthshade wash
(Varnish) Humbrol Gloss Cote, Daler-Rowney Matt
VMC-Vallejo Model Color
VGC-Vallejo Game Color
VGI-Vallejo Game Ink
VAGC-Vallejo Air Game Color
Hope you like it thanks dcminiaturespainting.
Hi all, so over the last few weeks I’ve finished of some lord of the rings miniatures and some batman to all painted to a good tabletop stander. The LOTR figs are Gandalf, Beregond and Damrod.
Next up are Batman miniatures 2 GCPD and 3 Swat, unfortunately I knocked the figs over breaking the shotgun guy barrel off what a pain.
Hope you like the pictures thanks dcminiaturespainting.