Sunday, 8 December 2019

"Oathbreakers, Why Have You Come?"

"To fulfil our Oath and have peace."
This quartet of "cartoon scale white metal" Skeleton Swordsmen are produced by “Lucid Eye Publications” and are available from the company's "Toon Realms" range. Sculpted by Steve Saleh, these Undead warriors are a potential threat to any adventurers foolish enough to enter the Bone Hall whilst exploring the manufacturer's first "A.Y.E." module, "Caverns Of The Frog King".

Originally primed with two coats of "Vallejo" Dark Sand, the four miniatures were somewhat soaked in "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade and subsequently dry-brushed using (more) "Vallejo" Dark Sand. I then dry-brushed them rather more lightly with White, before 'picking out' their swords and shield emblems using a combination of "Citadel" Ironbreaker and Nuln Oil.
"Toon Realms"WIPs - Grimm the Lone Wolf has been repeatedly dry-brushed and had his details 'picked out' 
In order to give the hand-weapons something of an edge, and to 'highlight' the details on the skeletons' ornamental armoured bosses, both of these areas were delicately dry-brushed with a smidgen of "Citadel" Ironbreaker. Lastly, I applied a little "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna, Heavy Blue, Heavy Violet or "Citadel" Abaddon Black to their shields, and later dirtied them all up with a splash of "Citadel" Nuln Oil.

Due to the Tenth Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge now being less than a fortnight away, most of my spare hobby time has been spent basing and priming a plethora of the pieces I plan to enter into the event during its opening month. Curt Campbell has proved as generous an Administrator as always this year, by squeezing in a few more participants than he originally announced.
"Heroclix" WIPs - The huge Nul, one of the U-Men, and Nul's hammer
As a result though, all contestants "must have an entry submitted within the first month" or be dropped from the Challenge roster. Fortunately, I quite recently received the rather formidably-sized "Wizkids" miniature of Nul from their Marvel "Heroclix" Fear Itself expansion. Based upon "one of Cul Borson's eight children that he transformed into magical hammers", the monster is pure black apart from a pair of piercing white eyes and a demonic-looking set of razor-sharp fangs.

In addition, I was lucky enough to pick up Nul's hammer too, and intend turning the ultra-powerful hand-weapon into an objective marker. Finally, I have discovered and subsequently re-based some more U-Men as well. Antagonists of the X-Men I've previously submitted ten members of this human supremacist group in the AHPC before, but this time round may well look to convert some of their weapons using spare parts from my bitz-box...

16 comments:

  1. Great work on the Skele's & Wolf Simon, hope the prep work goes well for you

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    1. Thanks very much indeed, Dave. Everything seems to be on track currently, and I've currently got a week clear of hobby time now to focus on my "Warcry" backlog :-)

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  2. The Toon Realms figures are just delightful. The wolf is very impressive.

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    1. I think they're excellent, Bryan, and I'm hopeful I can get enough of them painted to feature in a BatRep soon.

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  3. Great looking skellies I will be referring back to these when Karl releases his for Fantasy 7TV

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  4. Loving the "Toon" series, but I feel Mr Wolf is a little less "Toony" and quite a feaersome beast ! (Nothing wrong in that btw).
    Lots of intersting looking things in the pipeline to look forward to too !

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    1. Thanks Joe. More "Toon Realms" to come as I've definitely got the bug for them currently.

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  5. More Tooney goodness, they're fantastic.

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  6. Very good look you have achieved on the skeletons and the wolf is coming along nicely. They look to be nice, clean characterful sculpts that paint up well.

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    1. Thanks Undercoat. Grimm the Lone Wolf is a particular fave sculpt of mine, so I hope "Toon Realms" do some more.

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  7. Skellies look great! A whole unit of these ranked up will look great.

    Nul mini, just how large is it?

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    1. Cheers Dai. Nul is an impressive 66mm tall :-)

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