Sunday, 6 January 2019

"Come My Friends, The Ents Are Going To War."

"I am not going to tell you my name, not yet at any rate."
This 45mm tall "white metal figure" of Yewan Grove The Treeman is produced by “Lucid Eye Publications” and can be brought from the company's "Toon Realms" range. Sculpted by Trish Carden, and suitably Treebeard-like in appearance, I thought this miniature would make an excellent leading tree herder for my current 'Lord Of The Toons' project using the "Dragon Rampant" rule-set by "Osprey Games".

Initially primed with a double layer of "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna, the Ent was 'immersed' in "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade and later dry-brushed using (more) "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna, as well as (the somewhat lighter) "Vallejo" Heavy Brown. I then 'picked out' Yewan's marvellously leafy beard with a combination of "Vallejo" Heavy Green and "Citadel" Biel-Tan Green.
"Trees will come back here - young trees, wild trees."
The ancient creature's eyes were 'dotted' using a tiny spot of "Vallejo" Heavy Ochre". Whilst the fungi found living on his arms and back were treated to a combination of "Vallejo" Heavy Red and "Citadel" Carroburg Crimson. The Treeman's two toadstools were painted in a similar fashion, albeit their stalks were pigmented using a little "Vallejo" Dead White and Pale Grey.

Finally "Vallejo" Heavy Brown and "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade were applied to Grove's spear, and some Heavy Bluegrey to the weapon's tip. As I wanted to show that this 'sharp point' was actually made of stone as opposed to wood, I washed it with "Citadel" Nuln Oil and then carefully dry-brushed around its edges with (more) "Vallejo" Heavy Bluegrey.
"Hoom, hum, I have not troubled about the Great Wars."
Sticking with “Lucid Eye Publications” and their "Toon Realms" range, I have also finished four of Grove's Shrubs as well. These 24mm tall "cartoon scale white metal figures" are also sculpted by Trish Carden, and will essentially be used on the tabletop as strength point/damage markers for the reduced model unit's Greater Warbeast.

As with Yewan, these Entlings were undercoated with "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna and then basically followed the self-same recipe of their much larger leader. Admittedly, their straggly beards were far less leafy looking than the Treeman's far more substantial facial growth. But I still decided to 'pick them out' using a combination of "Vallejo" Heavy Green and "Citadel" Biel-Tan Green.

18 comments:

  1. Great looking treeman and ent's Simon

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    1. Thanks very much Dave, These were great fun to paint, with loads of little details like the leaves and toadstools to pick out. Great range, imho.

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  2. I like them all, Simon. Great paint jobs!

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    1. Cheers Bryan. I really liked these minis and got them done rather quickly as a result.

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  3. I do like your style of painting. I think it is very important to develop your own style, getting better at the techniques you like and ignoring the ones you don't. Keep it up

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    1. Thanks very much, Martin. I am definitely in a brown, shade, multiple dry-brush mood currently, what with Woodland folk and Wookies. I never like to think I'm too old to learn new painting tricks etc, but I do like the simplicity of base layer, wash and then perhaps a dry-brush :-)

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    1. Cheers Simon. Nice to get a group of minis painted together for a change, as I tend to work on one at a time.

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    1. Thanks Michael. These were a nice 27 points for the AHPC, as Carl kindly gave me 7 points for Yewan ;-)

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  6. So that's what happened to the Entwives

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  7. OK, I have to admit they are really cute,

    Cheers Roger

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    1. Thanks Roger. Hopefully I can get some opposition painted up for them quite quickly and do a brief "Dragon Rampant" BatRep featuring them soon.

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  8. Very nice indeed. Great minis really brought to life.

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    1. Cheers Undercoat. They are indeed great minis :-)

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  9. Treeman and bush-children ? Probably one of the reasons why I can;t get my head aroundfantasy games, but they do look good

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    1. Thanks Joe. I'm hoping to play a series of games of "Dragon Rampant" at some point, which will hopefully show just how much fun fantasy games can be :-)

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