The first of two small warbands that I’ve created for use in skirmish games like Song of Blades and Heroes, here we have the ultimate bad guys – the warriors of darkness!
As with all my 15 mm miniatures, I’ve made these available for anyone that would like to get hold of them via Shapeways.
A bit of a mixed bag here. The two heavily armoured warriors were sculpted over a year ago with the rest of the warband being more recent. I think it probably shows a bit in the poses!
I’m really pleased with how the leader of the force, known only as the Relentless, has turned out. I had to go through quite a few iterations before all the details printed nicely but it was worth it in the end. It was great fun painting the demonic shoulder pad and the chipped shiny red armour. The largest chips are sculpted, but I added a few smaller ones with the brush.
I shared this guy previously, so you can see more of him here. Every good fantasy warband needs a magic user!
The heavily armoured elite. You don’t want to mess with these guys! Again, you can see how well the black high def acrylate captures very fine details – the chainmail loincloths are incredibly tiny.
The lowly savages can’t afford as much armour as their brethren but they make up for it with muscle.
Just a couple of shots to try and give a better idea of the scale of these guys. I’m conscious that they may look a little rough blown up to five times actual size, but they look great in the hand (honest 😉 ). I don’t fancy that stormcast’s chances!
I took some work in progress photos while I was painting one of the savages, so I intend to write a future post documenting that process (I have to finish up the dark sword tutorial first). In the meantime, here are some of the main colours used:
Basecoat: khorne red (GW)
Highlight: squig orange (GW):white 1:1, then add more white
Shade: Add black to khorne red
Glaze: Evil sunz scarlet (GW) and khorne red
Basecoat: dark flesh (GW):vermin brown (GW) 1:1
Highlight: orange brown (VMC):creamy ivory (reaper) 1:1, then add more creamy ivory
Shade: rhinox hide (GW), black
Basecoat: fair highlight (reaper):rakarth flesh (GW) 2:1
Shade: rakarth:cloudy grey (reaper):rhinox hide (GW) 1:1:1 with a bit of reikland fleshshade (GW) added to the mix
cloudy grey:rhinox:black 1:1:1
Highlight: creamy ivory (reaper):white 1:1
I’ll leave you with a teaser for the next warband – elves!