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Roar of the Old Ones

Posted in Miniatures with tags , , on July 18, 2015 by Sean

I recently finished another regiment of Saurus Warriors for someone’s Warhammer army. In addition, I painted up their Oldblood general, though I suppose he could be a Scar Veteran instead.

He’s absolutely huge, spreading out over the edges of his base, dwarfing the rest of the Saurus (I included a size comparison pic). He had the same color scheme as the Saurus units (red with bone/ivory underbellies and spines). Weirdly enough, he doesn’t have much in the way of armor or decoration, aside from a little chest plate.

I was asked this a while back, but I could cover how I painted the Saurus color scheme-

1. Khorne Red over black

2. Agrax Earthshade wash

3. Mephiston Red/Khorne Red highlights, with an extra red/yellow highlight on extreme edges

4. Underbelly and back spines get picked out and edged by black, then based with Balor Brown

5. Seraphim Sepia wash

6. Highlight with P3 Hammerfall Khaki/Balor Brown, with a final highlight on the edges with Khaki/white

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Kroxigors! Run!

Posted in Miniatures with tags , , on June 14, 2015 by Sean

The Lizardmen get some reinforcements in the form of a unit of Kroxigors. There are going to be 6 of them, either fielded in their own unit, or mixed in with units of Skinks. Here are 3 of them completed so far.

The Kroxigors follow the color scheme convention of the Skink and Skink-related models (like the Salamanders and Troglodon). Their ivory-yellow skin looks nice and bright, contrasted by red bellies and spine scales.They got plenty of gold and bronze decoration. Previous posts detail the process for their skin and scales.

Troglodon!

Posted in Miniatures with tags , , , on January 16, 2015 by Sean

The Troglodon for the Lizardmen army for Warhammer is complete. I’ve posted a couple of in-progress pictures, starting with the head, down the body and limbs, and now here’s the whole model.

The Troglodon follows the same colors and styling as the rest of the army up to this point. The zig-zag striping helps break up the broad open flanks. I picked out the various plaques and ornaments in gold, bronze, and brass, followed with brown washes to give the metals depth. The straps around the body gave me pause however. I wanted them to stand out from the body, so originally decided to paint them brown. However, I found this blended into the scale pattern and metal ornaments. Instead I chose black cording, as it is a strong visual contrast.

The rider is a Skink character. Despite his status, he’s relatively simple compared to other armies’ characters (lacking real clothes and fancy gear). He does have a nice gold mask and gold and bronze bits and bobs, as well as the first real clothing in the whole army in the form of a turquoise loincloth. The turquoise is the same as his eyes (and the eyes of the Skinks of the army). I made the Skink’s skin a bit paler than the basic Skink skirmishers to make him stand out even further (as if the giant dinosaur he rides isn’t enough).

Glad to be finished with this big guy. Back to basic infantry and simpler models now.

Lizardmen Troglodon: In-progress: The Body

Posted in Miniatures with tags , , , , on January 8, 2015 by Sean

More progress on the Troglodon for the Lizardmen. I’ve posted the head already, but this time it’s the body and limbs.

The first pic is the highlight of the scales, with additional lining between the larger scales. Bone and white were highlighted along the edges of the limb scale rides and the spines. The sail and claws got an edging of black to separate them from the scales for later.

The second pic is the red underbelly, sail, and stripe patterning, with additional black spotting of random scales. I opted for a red slash for the pattern, running along a parallel line down the Trog’s flanks. The claws were a dull bone color, with a wash of Agrax Earthshade, then highlighted with bone/white. This was then washed with Athonian Camoshade (a darker green). This helps separate the color of the claws from the highlights of the scales. After that the claws got a final highlight along the edges with pure white.

The tail is next, then on to the ornamentation and the rider.

Lizardmen Trogolodon: In-progress: The Head

Posted in Miniatures with tags , , , , on January 4, 2015 by Sean

Back to work on the Lizardman army for Warhammer. I’ve posted the Saurus and Skinks units already, but now it’s time for a big dinosaur.

Here’s the Troglodon in-progress. I decided it was so big that I’d do it in stages, moving from nose to tail. I find doing it this way on big models means I don’t miss details or skip a step or even an angle. Though it is rather awkward to work with since it projects spiky stuff in every direction.The overall pic shows the base coat of GW Balor Brown, with a wash of Seraphim Sepia. I decided to showcase the staged painting only after I had done the base and wash, but oh well…

First up, the head. The head got a highlight of Balor Brown and P3 Hammerfall Khaki, with final highlights mixed with white. I tried to keep the paint wet, since it was covering large areas of scale, so could easily get chalky. Once I finished that, I went back with a fine brush and some P3 Battlefield Brown to deepen any scale lines that had not darkened enough from the Sepia wash.

Teeth were picked out with black, then Rackarth Flesh and white. All the ornaments were blackened in, then colored with gold and bronze, with an Agrax Earthshade wash, then a silver highlight. The tongue was Xerxes Purple, shaded with a little red-black, then highlighted with purple/white. Once I’m done the tongue will also get a gloss varnish to make it shiny.

The Trog follows the colors of the Skink-related units (so Skinks, Salamanders, etc.) He is a tad paler, as he is sightless cave-dwelling species (big caves in Lustria eh?)

More pics as I progress.

Stealth Lizards

Posted in Miniatures with tags , , on November 13, 2014 by Sean

The Lizardmen army for Warhammer gets a new unit of scouts.

These Chameleons follow the colors of the army, with their own take on the scheme- red bodies, black speckled scales, and ivory underbellies. In addition, they got individualized mottling, striping, and blotching to reflect their chameleon coloration. This is a contrast with the normal color scheme for the other Skinks in the army. The dead poison frogs hanging off them also add a lot of extra color.

Back to more Saurus units next.

Lizardmen Flamethrowers!

Posted in Miniatures with tags , , on October 6, 2014 by Sean

More from the growing Lizardman army for Warhammer.

These Salamanders were painted in the same fashion as their Skink Handlers, with yellow-ivory skin and red underbellies (the reverse of the Lizardmen Saurus units of the army). Their sails and neck frills got extra highlights of pure red, then red mixed with yellow, to create fiery bright peaks. In addition, red scales join the speckling of black along the spine, as well as a stronger highlight of ivory white.

The bases for the whole army represent the deserts of The Southlands in Warhammer, so bleached pale sand, dotted with scrub brush and loose scree and rocks. Due to the Salamanders’ bases, I had more room to decorate, so one got a pile of skulls for more interest.