I’ve decided to paint the JoA figures as they are needed in the scenario book. And I am now done with all for the introduction scenario.
For the Hero, who was based on one of the sergeant at arms, I decided I really wanted his shield to look like the art on his card. But the shield has this beautiful sculpted details. So I had to fill out all that with plastic putty before painting the pattern. I am pretty pleased with the result, even though it tilts a little.
The guide is also the bear tamer, so I magnetized them all. This way he can be on his own, or with his bear. My Hero is magnetized too, so he can be with the sergeant at arms or by himself.
Paint recipies. As always mostly Scale75, or otherwise noted.
Priest and Merchant girl:
White: Mojave white, Light Tone (AP) + Water, White
REds: Rotbraun Primer Red + Blood Red, Strong Tone (AP)
Blues: Bering Blue, Blue Tone (AP), Mojave White
Yellows: Peanut Butter, Lillith Yellow
Leather: Brown Leather, Strong Tone (AP), Mojave White
Pink: Orcish Dermis, Flesh Wash (AP), Mojave White
Citizen & Blacksmith:
Robe: Shrapnel Red + Mayhem Red, Strong Tone (AP)
Orange: Tiamat Orange, Light Tone (AP) x 4, Peanut Butter
Trousers: Petroleum Grey, Dark Tone (AP)
Yellow: Sand Yellow, Light Tone (AP), Nacar, White
Bertrand du Guesclin
Metal: Thrash Metal, Dark Tone (AP), Speed Metal
Cloth: Mojave White, Light Tone (AP)
Red: Blood Red, Mojave White
Hair: SS Camo Dark Shadows, Dark Tone (AP), Mojave White
Cloth: Mojave White, Light Tone (AP), Caspian Blue, Blue Tone (AP), Mojave White
Shield: Aldebaran Red, Mars Orange + White, Slimer Green, Mojave White
Copper: True Copper, Strong Tone
Guide and Bears:
Bears: SS Camo Gray Brown, SS Camo Dark Brown, Strong Tone 8AP), Gelbraun Brown
Cloth: Rotbraun Red, Strong Tone (AP), Mojave White
Hood: Gelbraun Brown, Light Tone(AP), Mojave White
Wood: Sand Yellow, Inktense Wood, Gelbraun Brown + Mojave White
Cloth: Ardennes Green, Strong Tone (AP), Mojave White
Shawl: Rotbraun Red, Strong Tone (AP), Mojave Whiite
Brown: Brown Leather, Strong Tone (AP); Brown Leather + Mojave White
White: Mojave White Black: SS Dunkelgelb 44, Dark Tone (AP)
Also got a few units done. 2 mounted bowmen and 2 sergeants-at-arms. I am still blown away with the sculpted details in these tiny tiny minies. Not that my pictures show that off really well. Bad lighting and a camera phone that is fighting me every step of the way will be todays excuses.
Paint recipe for Mounted Bowmen:
Dapple Horse: Graphite, Dark Tone (AP) + Quickshade Wash Mixing Medium (AP), Graphite + Nacar, White
Palomino Horse: Golden Skin, Light Tone (AP), Mojave White. Hoofs: Rainey Grey. Tail/Mane: Birch, White
Reds: Blood Red, Strong Tone (AP), Corpse Pale (AP), SS Camo Yellow Sand (for the rim on the tack)
White: Nacar, Flesh Wash (AP)
Blues: Caspian Blue, Dark Tone (AP), Nacar
Red Tunic: Rotbraun Primer Red, Strong Tone (AP), Moonray Flesh
Greens: Ardennes Green, Strong Tone (AP), Moonray Flesh
Leather: Brown Leather, Dark Tone (AP), SS Camo Yellow Sand
Bow: SS Camoe Yellow Sand, Flesh Wash (AP), White Sands
Feathers: White Sand, Flesh Wash (AP), White
Wood: Walnut, Strong Tone (AP), White Sands
Gold: Viking Gold, Strong Tone (AP), Elven Gold
Silver: Thrash Metal, Dakr Tone (AP)
Paint recipe for Sergeant-At-Arms
Green Tunic: Ardennes Green, Strong Tone (AP), Sand Yellow
Red Tunic: Rotbraun Primer Red, Strong Tone (AP), Sand Yellow
Yellow Tunic: Sand Yellow, Flesh Wash (AP), Mojave White
My goal for this week was getting 4 units of Mounted Knights. I severely underestimated how much I wanted to get the details on the tack right. So I got 2 done. Out of a total of 8. Gonna be a long journey 😀 The pictures are a bit washed out, so there’s no depth to the white horse. Which is a shame, cause I actually like the color combination of Birch and white.
The terrain is painted using the same colors as the houses and trees below, so not listing them here. The mounted knights recipe is and as always, mostly Scale75 unless otherwise noted):
White Horse: Birch, White, Ishtar Pnk. Hoofs: Rainey Grey
Dark Brown Horse: SS Camo Dark Brown, Nuln Oul (GW), Brown Leather. Hoofs: Flat Black. Tail: SS Dunkelgelb 44, Nuln Oil (GW), Nacar
Chestnut Horse: RotbraunPrimer Red, Mid Brown (AP), Birch. Hoofs: Flat Black + Birch
Brown Horse: Brown Leather: Strong Tone (AP), Birch. Hoofs: Flat Black. Tail: SS Dunkelgelb 44, Nuln Oil, Nacar
Yellow Cloth: Peanut Butter, Lilith Yellow
Blue Cloth: Arianrhod Blue, Blue Tone (AP), Amarth Blue
This wasn’t my ‘natural’ next choice. I am really wanting to do some of the mounted knights. But since they were out of their little bag after a game of The Devil of Avignon, I thought it better to get them glued to bases, so they didn’t dissapear.
To give the base a little structure and hide the ‘rings’ I covered it in a thin layer of modeling paste. Since it has just a little bit of grit to it, it really works well for this scale.
As always Scale 75 colors, unless otherwise noted:
Skin: Skeleton Bone (AP), Flesh Wash (AP), Moonray Flesh, Light Tone (AP), Nuln Oil (GW)
Cloth: Blood Red, Strong Tone (AP), Mars Orange
Belt: Dunkelbraun Brown, Strong Tone (AP), Birch
Green Fire: SS Camo Medium Green, SS Camo Light Green, Tenere Yellow
Horns: SS Dunkelgelb 44, Birch
Hair: Birch, White
Base: Flat Black, Blood Red, Mars Orange, Sol Yellow White
The little houses that comes with the core box alone, are so incredibly beautiful. The amount of details. The design. Just absolutely gorgeous. The trees are great too. And I love the fact they come pre-colored. That said, I am still painting them up. Adding just that little extra. But you really don’t have to.
As always, mostly Scale75 colors unless otherwise noted:
Small house bricks: Rainey Grey, Nuln Oil (GW), Birch
Big house bricks: Rotbraun Red, Agrax Earthshade (GW), Mars Orange
Wood: Walnut, Agrax Earthshade (GW), Birch
Doors: Dunkelbraun Brown, Nuln Oil (GW), SS Camo Ocher Brown
Windows: SS Camo Top Lights, Birch, Light Tone (AP)
Dinnerbone! ❤ So my daughter and I are watching Pewdiepies playthrough of minecraft together. Loving it so much, she even gifted me the Sven tshirt. Obviously when I saw the Death mini, I just had to paint it. Cause it’s Dinnerbone!!!
So this is actually the first mini I started to paint. Going back and forth between this and the tiny tiny bowmen. And what a mini to paint! So many fun details. Even in places where you’ll never see them (like the ribs on the horse, but they’re hidden behind Death’s cloak). Absolutely beautiful.
I wanted the base to look dead. Like everything would just wither and die when this lovely fellow rode by. So used some Army Painter grey flock, which I have no idea why I bought back in the day. But it found its use today. So YAY! The dead plants won’t last. They’ll break off, cause they’re incredibly brittle. Once they do, I’m gonna add some kind of withered brown-black tufts instead. But for his photoshoot, I really wanted to set the scene.
Shamelessly copied @avernos idea of premixing basing material. Normally I like to fiddle around and make the bases somewhat ‘unique-ish’. But with this many figures needing colors and basing, I wanted a quick and easy way to apply that. So here’s what I did:
I didn’t have fine sand in the right color. So mixed some Warlord’s Desert Sand with Army Painters Werewolf Fur and a tiny bit of Cultist Robe. And left that to dry overnight
Years ago I raided the local playground for sand (this has been baked at quite a high temperature for, I think 3 hours, to make it as ‘clean’ as possible). Added a little bit of this into the colored Desert Sand, to add some rougher textures. Did what I could to avoid the ‘bigger stones’. For 15mm they quickly look huge.
Dropped in a fair bit of 4Grounds Spring Static Grass.
Since I want this to have a sprintime/early summer feel, I also added in some Flower Soft*. This isn’t a product I’ve seen all that much in the Wargaming Community. But it is used in scrapbooking and card making world. It’s essentially blended up, colored foam. So you could make it yourself. I just find it easier to buy, since it comes in a huge variety of colors. For this project I used a mix of whites, reds, oranges and greens. As a side note, adding glue to the top of your tufts and dipping it in flower soft, is an easy way to add flowers for your 28mm figures,
Last, before applying the mix to the bases, I coated the base in Vallejo’s European Mud. So if my mix doesn’t cover completely, the ground doesn’t look ‘off’.
*You can get flower soft of Ebay, from various craft stores etc. If you’re completely lost, here’s a link to an american store: https://katysuedesigns.com/collections/flower-soft But I would suggest you do a quick google search and see if there isn’t a store near you selling this, if you’d like to try it out.
Below is the end result, neatly tucked away in a little tub.
Green and Tan Tunics: Tan: Thar Brown, Flesh Wash (AP), White Sands. Green: Ardennes Green, Strong Tone, Ardennes Green + Sand Yellow. Neck Piece: Petroleum Grey, Dark Tone (AP), Petroleum Grey + White Sands
Trousers: Petroleum Grey
Leather: Brown Leather, Dark Tone (AP), Brown Leather + SS Camo Yellow Sands
Helmet: Gun Metal (AP), Dark Tone (AP)
Bow: SS Camo Yellow Sands, Flesh Wash (AP), White Sands
My ‘test piece’. Wanted to see how this looked, since I haven’t really worked with 15mm scale before. I am fairly happy with the result, though I could have done a better job with removing mold lines. In the end it came down to how much time I wanted to invest in these vs how soon I wanted a finished product on the table. (Still, it irks me a bit 🙂 ).