|"...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.