Wednesday, 25 December 2019

"Let The Dark Gods Bear Witness To Our Glory..."

"...And let our foes tremble at our passing!"
This 43mm tall model of a Dominar is one of the eight multi-part plastic miniatures which can be found inside the Iron Golem "Warcry" warband boxed set by “Games Workshop". A skilled blacksmith, this formidable-looking figure came in five separate pieces and proved a somewhat straightforward, if not still time-consuming, gaming piece to pigment.

Having permanently attached the warband's leader upon his 32mm circular base, the figure was primed with two layers of "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna, and had all of his numerous pieces of armour, as well as numerous tiny symbolic hammers dangling from his chest-plate and hand-weapon, painted using a combination of Brass and "Citadel" Reikland Fleshshade. With the exception of the warrior’s ornate semi-circular plated loincloth and right gauntlet, all these areas were then given a coat of diluted "Citadel" Flesh Tearer Red.
"Send in the clowns."
This colour, mixed with some Contrast Medium, gave the model's shoulder-pads, helmet, shin-plates, back-plate, and gut-protector the distinctive metallic red hue of the Iron Golem faction, and additionally allowed some of the "Vallejo" Brass underneath to shine through; especially once the model had been gloss varnished. The Dominar's chain-mail skirt, face-plate, chain-link belt, straps, and monstrous battle-hammer were painted in "Citadel" Ironbreaker, and subsequently shaded with Nuln Oil.

In utter difference to the “Warcry” warband's 'official' "Games Workshop" pale grey skin palette, I applied a combination of "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna and "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade to all the miniature's flesh. Lastly, I 'picked out' the shaft of the great hammer with a little "Vallejo" Heavy Blue, and later shaded it using some out of production "Citadel" Badab Black.
"Lucid Eye Publications" WIPs - This "Toon Realms" freebie is fast becoming an old statue/objective marker
This Christmas Day I received several notable additions to my miniature collection, but none brought a larger smile to my face than a model which had been both sculpted and painted by Roger Webb of "Rantings From Under The Wargames Table" fame. I actually picked this particular figure as one of my favourite pieces Roger produced in 2015, as following all of the green stuff work on it, it is hard to believe that this Undead Clown for "Zomtober" began life as an old Blob "Heroclix" model by "Wizkids".

In addition to simply staring at the phenomenal painting of Roger's brain-chomping comic performer, I've managed to spend a little time applying some layers and washes to a fun little freebie figure "Lucid Eye Productions" have sent me with a recent order. I've managed to 'snag' a couple of castings of this wily wizard, and resultantly hope to use them as different statue/objective markers for my 'Lord Of The Toons' campaign using the "Dragon Rampant" rule-set.

16 comments:

  1. Fabulous looking undead clown, he looks very gruesome and gross.
    Not only is it a properly disturbing model, your brushwork only enhances this. He could've walked straight away out of a Resident Evil or similar game.
    Brilliant work!

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    1. Thanks very much Wouter. But I neither sculpted nor painted the clown, Roger Webb did, and then very kindly gifted it to me for Christmas :-)

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    2. Oops, sorry ☹️. I was under the impression that you painted him, but then again you clearly stated that you didn't.
      Serves me right for reading diagonally through your post while trying to keep my three kids from tearing each other's hair out 🙄.

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    3. LOL! No problems at all Wouter. I've done the same thing myself many a time. Good luck with the kids!!

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  2. argh, fantastic as usual man. love the Warcry miniatures.

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    1. Cheers Mr Martin. Very much appreciated. I too love the "Warcry" miniatures - once they're finished!! ;-)

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  3. Great job on your Warcry model Simon, what a fantastic gift from Roger, how I miss his insightful comments and posts.
    Nice work on your Statue/Marker

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    1. Thanks Dave. I too miss Roger's posts and comments. But he seems in good spirits currently, and also sent me an awesome dice bag which he made. Simply stuff on the statue, but I take a lot of pleasure doing the verdigris.

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  4. Another cracking piece Simon, hope you had a great day.

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  5. Great looking Dominar! Lovely job on him! can't wait to see the warband in all together in their full glory. That clown is nice getting some John Blanche vibes from him in the way he has been painted. Nice present to get.

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    1. Thanks Undercoat. I'll be leaving my final Iron Golem to be posted until next week as I have a "Crooked Dice" trio ready for the last post of this week. The Undead Clown is an awesome gift imho :-)

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  6. So much good stuff here!

    IG bloke looks suitably brutal. I always like how you mix up skintones in your collection.

    Clown is amazing! Such a cool sculpt and very nicely painted too.

    The verdigris on the wizard statue, is that a GW product?

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    1. Cheers Dai, much appreciated. The Iron Golem warband should be posted up in all its glory before the year is out. I'm really honoured that Roger sent me the Undead Clown - awesome mini. And the Verdigris is indeed the "Games Workshop" one.

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  7. The Clown conversion steals the show, despite you great efforts on the blacksmith !

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    1. I totally agree, Joe. Roger is a dab hand with the green stuff, and the killer clown is an awesome conversion. I'm so chuffed he gifted it to me :-)

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