Returning to the Lannister backlog, I have started on a unit of Warriors Sons.
These will have nice bright shiny silver armour and red cloaks to tie them into the rest of the Lannister army.
I bought a few pots of Games Workshop contract paints a while back and was not overly impressed with my first attempts. Mr Steinbergs Free Folk and Joken’s Nights Watch models for Game Of Thrones are really well finished and I feel I am missing out somehow.
I decided to give it another go and paint, or should that be ink, a whole set of models to see how I get on.
My Warcry Iron Golems had been painted “the old way”, so the other faction in the Warcry starter box, the Untamed Beasts were to get the contrast treatment.
I started with the flesh wash which does give a really good effect for no effort whatsoever. I then added the bone weapon wash which also came up pretty good.
The trick is not to get any colour on bits you don’t want. It is not just the case of painting over a bit of careless brushwork as contrast ink over another contrast ink does not really work unless you are using one of the really dark colours. I made the mistake of using a very dark brown on the Untamed Beasts big dog creature thingy and it is really too dark.
The other thing I don’t really like is that they seem very dull and flat. I will have to get some brighter colours to provide a more varied palette, so far I only have nine pots to choose from and they are nearly all variations on brown, a bit limited really.
The flesh effect is great so I can see myself continuing to use that on models that I may complete the old way.
Basically, I am still not sure if I like contrast paints or not…maybe when the models are finished I can make up my mind…
My painting in recent years has been to simply block colour models and then ink the hell out of them with Army Painter Dark Tone. For me, it about getting them on the table as quick as possible.
Here are a couple of shots of before and after.
This is a different looking character model from the Relic Knights range that I will use as a Psyker in Rogue Stars. He has quite a cool name that I will probably use as well
He does not have an obvious ranged weapon, but the staff can always zap something…
In my great build stuff campaign, I found these in the Relic Knights models, a couple of four legged robots that will be good as sentry or scanner bots.
I will not bother basing these as they would actually need 50mm bases, their legs are just too wide for 40mm bases.
I had forgotten about this model, one of the last Vanguard models from Sedition Wars I had not put together.
If is a bit like the Aliens Power Loader, but with a big gun!
I like it, should be fun to paint and even more fun to profile up for Rogue Stars and similar games.
This is a mech from the Relic Knights range, a nice looking model with quite an imposing main weapon. It needed to be straightened a bit in boiling water and it seems to be good.
The pilot is not really what I would put on top, I will see if I can find something a bit more suitable.