Monday, 4 June 2018

"At Dredgard Ridge I Opened The Throats Of Three Duardin..."

"...With a single swing."
This 28mm scale multi-part "push-fit" model of Targor is from the "Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire" starter set sold by "Games Workshop", and can additionally be used as part of Garrek's Reavers unit for "Age Of Sigmar". Behaving "very similarly to Arnulf", apart from becoming "a little more powerful when inspired" the bloodthirsty warrior is actually "a recent addition to the warband, choosing to walk the path of skulls rather than being slowly tortured to death like the rest of his conquered tribe."

Initially primed with "Vallejo" Heavy Skintone so as to cover the plastic model's vivid red colouring, the Bloodreaver's trousers, pony-tail and leather wrist bracelet were painted with "Vallejo" Black, whilst his leg armour and gut protector were both treated to a combination of Heavy Sienna, Brass and "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade. In addition, Targor's axe and large knife were treated to a layer of "Citadel" Ironbreaker, before being shaded with Nuln Oil and dry-brushed with (more) Ironbreaker.
"Blinded by battle madness and lost to the exultant sensations of combat..."
The Khorne-worshipper's leg-straps, broad belt and axe-handle were painted with "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna and Strong Tone Quickshade. I also managed to get my paint-brush tip onto the trophy skull swinging at his waist, and resultantly applied some "Vallejo" Dead White, "Citadel" Carroburg Crimson and "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade to the grisly prize.

In order to create the murderous cannibal's bare, self-mutilated flesh, I applied another coat of "Vallejo" Heavy Skintone over all his skin areas, and subsequently splashed them with "Citadel" Reikland Fleshshade. As a final touch I used a thin, carefully drawn line of (more) "Vallejo" Heavy Skintone to 'highlight' the manic's scars and carefully filled the Chaotic Khorne symbol across his chest with "Citadel" Carroburg Crimson.
Toad Mage WIPs - The magic user simply needs some washes to be added to his "dry, leathery skin"
Alongside ensuring the model matched  my Chaos Host for "Age Of Sigmar" by pigmenting its highly-detailed base with "Citadel" Doombull Brown, Rakarth Flesh and "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade, I also treated his leather loin-cloth and hair band to a pairing of "Vallejo" Heavy Red and "Citadel" Nuln Oil. Similarly, I gave my model's painful-looking shoulder-blade spikes a dab of "Vallejo" Heavy Red and then shaded both them and the surrounding areas of flesh with "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade.

With my Garrek's Reavers warband for "Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire" now finally complete after a staggering eight months, I've been able to increase the amount of hobby-time I spend upon my "Burrows & Badgers" models. Cast by "Oathsworn Miniatures", this Toad Mage will be my six-figure strong party's magic user, and actually, now I've re-visited his staff's feathers, just needs some additional washes upon his "dry, leathery skin" before being gloss varnished...

18 comments:

  1. Must feel great to finish all the Reavers Simon, they look great. The Toad mage is looking good, what colours are you thinking of washing the skin ?

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    1. Thanks Dave, I'm rather pleased I've got the "Shadespire" warband finished to be sure - just another seven or so to go before I've painted the rest of the game's first wave of units!!

      I've finished the Toad Mage off with some brown washes as that's the colour of the animal I've been trying to mimic. Simple stuff for the tabletop too :-)

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  2. The consistency you get with your reaivers is very impressive and another one to add to the force.
    The Sid-snack is amusing (for all the wrong reasons)

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    1. Cheers Joe. That's it for Garrek's Reavers thankfully, though I do own the new Khorne unit for both "Shadespire" and "Age Of Sigmar", so may give that a run out in the near future. I'm a big fan of the Toad Mage personally ;-)

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  3. Reavers all look excellent dude! Toad mage has progress nicely. I am trying to decide on colours for my two owls at the minute.

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    1. Thanks Simon. Good luck with the Owls; I don't own them yet, so will look to see what tips your terrific "Burrows & Badgers" paint-jobs bring :-)

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  4. Fabulous Simon, not a bunch of chaps you would want to upset!

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    1. Cheers Michael. I don't know how well they do on the tabletop, but Garrek's Reavers certainly scare me!!

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  5. Nice painting. Targor is very nice, I like his facial expression enormously. As a group they look very good, great job with them. Has it really been 8 months? Doesn't seem that long. The road is just great, I really love those models and you are doing a great job with your warband. They are just so characterful!

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    1. Thanks Undercoat. It took six months to do just Garrek, and then over the past eight weeks I've managed to squeeze in the remaining four miniatures.

      Toad has been a lot of fun to paint, and should be flocked by the weekend, ready for posting :-)

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  6. The toad is a most impressive figure, Simon, and you have painted him very well. Will you be naming your B&B figures? I feel they should be named.

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    1. Cheers Bryan. I'm not sure about what to name some of them. My fox leader will be called Watership Dick though, as he's a highwayman, and obviously I have to keep Hissing Sid too... I'll give it some thought :-)

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  7. The Reavers make for a good looking group of bloodthirsty nutcases!

    And that toad... So cool. Looks like he'd be the kind of toad who takes not an ounce of lip from whomever might be trying it on.

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    1. Thanks Dai. Garrek’s Reavers should make a nice addition to my “Age Of Sigmar” Chaos Host, and is another step closer towards building 1,000 points of Khorne too.

      The “Burrows & Badgers” minis are excellent single-cast minis imho. I’m really pleased I stumbled across them at “Salute” this year :-)

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  8. Being an `old fusspot', the new chaos figures aren't really what as a son of the '80's I envisage as being proper chaos warriors. That being said you have painted these really well and I'm sure the game will look fantastic with two opposing forces painted to the same standard.
    I really do like the toad figure, his red feather suits him better. Must accessorise daaaahling. I already have a `toad manager' for my J-Bone Fantasy Football Frogman Team otherwise this figure would be a shoo-in for the role.
    Well done, what's next?

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    1. Cheers Phil. I’m not a fan of the new multi-part plastic “GW” minis myself tbh - too time-consuming/complicated to assemble and overly-detailed to paint. But they do look good, imho, once finished.

      I like the red feathers over the blue myself too for the toad. I have a fox highwayman to finish off, and then some Boromites to complete for “Beyond The Gates Of Antares”. In the meantime though I’ll be posting up some “Doctor Who”, “Heroclix” and “Burrows & Badgers” - as I have a bit of a backlog to post :-)

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  9. As good as those warriors are, that Toad mage is such a winner!

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    1. Thanks Andy, much appreciated. I'm just finishing off flocking the Toad Mage now, so he should be posted soonish :-)

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