Dressed for Battle or Bar

As promised here’s some more pictures of the two mobs I’ve made for Gangs of Dunkeldorf so far. 3 more to go. And also some more gang members, including two pets. It’s a huge undertaking. Getting the rules into a playable state, making items and character cards. Getting them all painted. But it’s also a super fun process.

Please note that compared to my other Dunkeldorf stuff, I have started to paint these rather quickly. I have so many to paint and get ready, I decided ‘Fast & Furious’ was the way to go.

The Drunken Mob

The Gong Family

Emmerich the Hunter

Esther the Zealot

And some tiny pets. Really happy to have them in the game as well. Feels so ‘Dunkeldorfian’ that even the pets will fight you.

Doppelgangers and a Screech

Very slowly building on my Nightstalker army. Figured I could use Big Daddy Pumpkin Beholder thingy from Reaper as a Mind-Screech.

Totally stole the idea of using mimics as my Doppelganger regiment. Nowhere near PMC, but I do find it hilarious to push a regiment of angry furniture towards my opponent 🤣 It took awhile to rummage around on various shops, but the multibase contains your common chests, a couple of barrels, a bed, a throne, a bookshelf and my favourite…an outdoor toilet.

Also got a little difficult terrain done. Played a game against Halflings invading the peaceful homestead of my Nightstalkers (random rolling had us playing on the Ethereal Plane). My Scarecrows were minding their own business, tending the pumpkin fields, cause their kids needed new fancy heads, when the evil evil (evil!) Halflings invaded and completely slaughtered everybody. Just to get fresh ingredients for their pumpkin soups and pies. Imagine the horror. 🤣

Anyway, as we were playing, this was kinda the narrative that just emerged. I lost big time, but had so much fun. And after the game, had to make the terrain piece. The wheelbarrow is ‘loose’, and can just be removed when gaming.

Expansion 1.0: Spidiculous

I hated painting Spidiculous. I really love the model. It’s so fun and wacky and insane, it just can’t help but look good on the table. But man I hated painting it. Should have done it in sub-assemblies instead of fighting all those legs all the time.
That said, instant reward getting to paint the 6 little Spidiculings rigth after. They’re just so super cute. Look at that big smile. Just wanna hug them, and squish them and call them…Will apparently.

Look at that smile ❤

Since Spidiculous doesn’t really have a ‘base’ where he touches the ground, there’s a nekkid dude reaching out model.I believe he’s supposed to be reaching for the ‘nekkid lady lure’. But I thought it would be more fun wrapping him in ‘spiderweb’, fighting his way out of it.

I believe this was the last of the 1.0 expansions that had Survivors as well. Not that I don’t have any survivors left to paint. Lots of pinups still. But done with the Expansion 1.0 ones…I think.

Paints used are Scale75 unless otherwise noted. I didn’t get all colours noted as I was painting. So this is not a complete list

  • Purples: SS Camo Dark Shadow, Elandil Violet, Braineater Azure, Coven Purple (Army Painter), Matt White (Army Painter), Werewolf Brown, Fairy Blood
  • Greens: SS Camo Dark Green, SS Medium Green, Panzer Yellow, Dunkelgelb Yellow, Savage Beige
  • Skin: Basic Flesh, Birch, Wild Beast, Phoenix Egg
  • Gold: Victorian Brass, Strong Tone (Army Painter)
  • Metal: Dull Aluminium (Vallejo), Dark Tone (Army Painter)
  • Bone: Birch, Soft Tone (Army Painter), Thar Brown
  • Red: Blood Red, Strong Tone

Captain Banana Spear and his Watergang

I’ve tried so many times. Boiling water, ice cold water, a short overnight sleep in the freezer. But the spear (and the axolotl’s sword) bends back every time. So I’ve stopped fighting it. Guess that’s what you get with Reaper minies. It’s a shame though. There’s some real sweet details on them (like the seahorses on Mr. Spears breastplate-thingy). Without further ado, I present Captain Banana Spear and his Watergang. If you can’t beat them, join them…I guess.

I have no idea what to use these for. None whatsoever. They were just too much fun not to paint them.

Paints used are Scale75 unless otherwise noted.

* Axolotl Skin: Birch, Creme White, Phoenix Egg
* Eyes: SS Camo Dark Brown
* Leather: SS Camo Gray Brown, Rage Brown, Rotten Puss
* Stitches: SS Camo Dark Brown, Birch
* Wood: Thar Brown, Strong Tone (Army Painter)
* Sword Handle: Leaden Sky, Blue Tone (Army Painter)
* Metal: Magnesium (Vallejo), Dark Tone (Army Painter) + Blue Tone (Army Painter), Dull Aluminium (Vallejo)
* Floppy Axolotl Ears (Maaaawh): Fey Pink (Army Painter), Pixie Pink (Army Painter)
* Shield Markings, Book, Cloak, Sword Sheathe: Carribean Blue, Blue Tone (Army Painter) + Water
* Otter Brown Fur: US Dark Brown, Strong Tone (Army Painter), Pearl Grey
* Otter Light Fur: Pearl Grey, Light Tone (Army Painter),
* Snoot (boop!): US Dark Brown + Flat Black, Pearl Grey
* Dark Leather: SS Camo Dark Brown, Dark Tone (Army Painter), Pearl Grey
* Reds: Deep Red, Soft Tone (Army Painter), Pearl Grey
* Clam Inside: Ishtar Pink, Light Tone (Army Painter), Titan Buff (Golden)
* Clam Outside: SS Camo Dark Shadow + Anthracite Grey, Titan Buff (Golden), Strong Tone (Army Painter)
* Pearl: Titan Buff (Golden), Alchemy White

“I’m a true Nord. Simple as that.”

Stormcloak Skirmishers done. Actually they’ve been done for a while. I’ve just been really bad at getting around to taking pictures. Really fun to paint. The modeled details were quite good. Doesn’t leave much room to add your own touch to it, but it does make it a lot easier to decide how to paint them 😉

All paints are Scale75 unless otherwise noted.
* Skin: Basic Flesh, Flesh Wash (Army Painter), Hykey Yellow
* Leggings: Graphite Grey, Nacar
* Leather Tunic: Orange Leather, Strong Tone (Army Painter), Thar Brown, Red Leather
* Tabard: Bering Blue, Blue Tone (Army Painter) + Inktense White, Artic Blue
* Feathers: Blood Red, Strong Tone (Army Painter) + Health Red, Thar Brown
* Gold-ish: Victorian Brass, Strong Tone (Army Painter), Rotbrown Red + Hykey Yellow
* Silver: Thrash Metal, Dark Tone (Army Painter), Heavy Metal

Bloodborne – Ludwig’s Holy Blade

Sometimes I apparently like to torture myself by painting mostly white. Can’t be helped, when she’s wearing the White Church set. Did spice it up with a darker ‘black/grey’ than in the game. And also tweaked the colours of the sword sheathe a bit. Just to make it a bit more interesting. And all the dust and stuff, cause she’s been walking through the streets. Was halfway tempted to cover her in blood, as if she’d just kill a boss. But I think that would be a bit too much. Works in the video game. Not so much on the table. Not at my lvl of execution anyway.

Due to my poor photography skills, the details on the sheathe got somewhat lost. Tried to remedy that with this picture. Still not showing up quite as sharp as in RL.

Johannes, Uwe and some Dunkelshelf changes

Yeah, I know. Johannes is missing an arm (and a really nice torch, attached to that arm). I wanted to paint her sub-assembly style. So told myself, I’ll just put that arm right over there. Now, it’s not like the arm is missing. I mean…it’s right there. It’s just that I no longer remember where there is (to quote Terry Pratchet). Still, she’s such an amazing figure (look at those details, wow!), even without her arm. So decided to finish her. Right now I’m toying with the idea of either ordering an extra Johannes and get her, her arm. Or maybe green sculpt some bandages on her, to make it look like she’s simply missing that arm.

Uwe is pretty straight forward. But so much fun to paint. Wanted him colourful, but at the same time, his clothes shouldn’t look straight out the seamstress’ shop. The coulours are a little ‘washed out’ on the photo, making the cute seashells on his shoes blend in with his skintone. It’s a shame, cause in RL that detail is just perfect.

Got Hermans house painted up for the Dunkelshelf. And made some changes to the layout. That’s probably something I’ll do for as long as the shelf exists. Anyway, I moved the church into the background. Means you can no longer see the front door, where I liked some of the details. But you can see more of what’s going on back there, since it was blocking out a lot. Aaaaaand, I’m thinking with the church near the Prancing Peacock and the Dunkelshelf Slum area, the priests are where they’re needed (at least in their eyes). Sinners all around. Also added a walkway to the broken bridge. Like the feel of it being patched up like that. Moved the fountain to the front. Wanna play with some water effects on that one, so it would be a shame it was hidden in the background. And also now I have more space to play with the market area.

Paints used are Scale75 unless otherwise noted.

Skin: Basic Flesh, Flesh Wash (Army Painter), Pale Skin
Coat: Petroleum Grey, Dark Tone (Army Painter), Mojave White
Leather: Leather Brown, Basic Flesh, Mojave White, Petroleum Grey, Mid Brown (Army Painter)
Reds: Deep Red, Basic Flesh
Yellow Leather: Gelbraun Brown, Light one (Army Painter) x3, Birch
Feather: Thar Brown, Birch, Mojave White
Gold: Gold (Vallejo), Copper (Vallejo), Antique Gold (Green Stuff World)
Metai: Thrash Metal, Dark Tone (Army Painter), Heavy Metal
Wood: Walnut: Mid Brown (Army Painter), Graphite

Skin: Basic Flesh, Flesh Wash, Pale Skin
Shirt: Birch, White Sands
Trousers: Braineater Azure, Fairy Blood, Mojave White
Jacket: Deep Red, Basic Flesh, Birch, Health Red, Åetroleum Grey
Leather: Leather Brown, Basic Flesh, Mojave White, Petroleum Grey, Mid Brown (Army Painter)
Beard: Graphite, Dark Tone (Army Painter), Birch
Shell: Ishtar Pink, Light Tone (Army Painter), Birch
Bone: Thar Brown, Light Tone (Army Painter), Birch
Feathers: Surfer Orc Flesh, Undead Flesh, Tiamat Orange, Mediterranean Blue, Thar Brown, Birch, Mojave White
Gold: Gold (Vallejo), Copper (Vallejo), Antique Gold (Green Stuff World)
Metal: Thrash Metal, Dark Tone (Army Painter), Heavy Metal

Kingpin stretch goal: Jenny

The Kingpin kickstarter is going incredibly well, with so many stretch goals being unlocked super fast. Here I’ve painted one of the: Jenny, Lenny’s kid. She’s so cute, with that smirk on her face.  And teh fact that her pants are torn here and there, is such a great detail. Makes her feel so much more alive.

I’ve also painted some of the Dunkeldorf Botany pieces, but only used them as scatter pieces in these pictures. That said, It’s amazing how much some flower pots and bottles add to a scene.

The Kingpin of Dunkeldorf

The third kickstarter for Dunkeldorf is ongoing as I write this, and I’ve been gifted some of the amazing minies for this one. Now I’m a huge Dunkeldorf (and Kinggames) fan, but I truly think Nana and Nicki have outdone themselves this time. Every detail is cared for. Every figure having a ‘place’ in the universe. So great to see the people behind this moving from strength to strength.

I’ve been gifted with some of this kickstarters characters. And once again, they’ve been a pure joy to paint. From Sven’s facial expression, Lenny’s ‘casual’ pose, Barik’s amazing tummy to Mariks fierce smirk and Claudia’s beutiful crossbow. I’m in love ❤ And not sure I can ever do these beautiful characters justice. But that does not diminish my joy of painting them 🙂