|'To recruit a Templar, a Wizard must pay a retainer of 100 gold coins.'|
This 28mm metal model of a Templar is made by “North Star Military Figures” and can be bought together with a Knight as code FGV202 from their “Frostgrave” range. I initially undercoated this dynamic sculpt of a 'Poor Fellow-Soldier of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon' with “Citadel” Abaddon Black in order to create a nice foundation for his heavy chainmail, leggings and boots. All his armour was then painted with "Vallejo" Gunmetal and washed with "Citadel" Nuln Oil. Whilst his footwear, belt and straps were painted using a combination of "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna and “The Army Painter” Strong Tone Quickshade.
As I wanted the warrior to be wearing a white tunic, but balked at the idea of applying some red chevrons to it as illustrated in the skirmish game's rulebook, I gave the knight's clothing two coats of "Vallejo" White and then simply washed these areas with the transparent acrylic Pale Grey.
Finally I concentrated upon the Templar's side-dagger and sword. The hilt of his double-handed weapon was painted using "Vallejo" Gold and more Strong Tone Quickshade. However as I wanted his weapons' blades to stand out somewhat from his dark(ish) chainmail and helmet, I picked them out using "Citadel" Ironbreaker, shaded them with Nuln oil and then highlighted them with a little more Ironbreaker.
|Evil Hooded Minions WIPs - These unrecognisable fiends just need some washes to be applied|
In addition to finishing the latest addition to my Witch's warband, I have managed to block paint three more Evil Hooded Minions made by "Pulp Figures" and destined to be entered as part of my Pulp Side-Challenge submissions for the Sixth Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge.
As with the other Bob Murch criminal cultists I've been progressing I have tried to give each disciple a different coloured pair of trousers and shoes in order to try and 'break up' their all-purple monotony. In addition I've armed a midget with a rather nice little torch and set it alight with a combination of "Vallejo" colours and a "Citadel" wash.
|Sharkman WIP - This mutated shark still has a lot of work yet to be done on it|
Lastly I have been working on a huge "Bones" model of a Sharkman by "Reaper Miniatures". Having simply undercoated the entire brute "Vallejo" Bluegrey, I have washed the monstrosity with "Ciatdel" Nuln Oil and then dry-brushed it with more "Vallejo" Heavy Bluegrey. This has provided the figure with a nice layer upon which I plan to blend over some additional grey and white, as well as helped define the sculpt's great detail.
This model was bought in order to represent a Sep or Land Shark as part of my slowly progressing "Gamma World" project. But it would also make a terrific Co-Star for a water-themed game of "7TV2" by "Crooked Dice Game Design Studio" or a deep-sea abomination for a "Zombicide" scenario I have in mind...