Thursday, December 17, 2009
A Pair of Wraiths, Really Old Ones...
One thing I really liked about the minis we used the other night for the Blighted Lands battle was all the 'classic' feeling fantasy figs Bob had on the table. I was digging around my really old stuff, you know, Ral Partha lead and what-not for some Viking stand-ins, and ran across this pair. They're mine from way back, frankly they might have even been my folks, either way their bases are both stamped 1977. That makes these guys 32 years old!
I tried a couple of things here, so these were my guinea pigs. First was object source lighting, I've got a Rackham Dwarf I'd like to paint up with a wickedly glowing green sword, and I wanted a little practice. So these guys have the same green glow coming out from under their hoods. The other trick I wanted to try was to use a textured paste on their bases and just paint it with a two-tone effect and a splotch of scrub. I've seen this done with 15mm figs and it didn't look so bad, so I thought I'd try it out. Either way, both techniques came out very "meh" for me, but these old figs were fun to paint nonetheless!