Thursday 2 August 2018

It's All For Charity Mate!

Sometimes I paint stuff not just for myself, but also for a charity auction. This weekend 3/4/5 August in Bognor there will be a Blood Bowl weekend, with auctions and other events going to charity. Its called Thrudball and organised by a chap named Andy and some other guys who's names escape me. But Andy did ask if I'd be happy painting a few models for him, as its for charity I agreed.
First one is a fat Ratman produced by Impact! Miniatures named Glart Smash-n-Rip if you interest in owning one of your own. Lovely sculpt, and very true to the image that I remember from Blood Bowl second edition. So I was looking forward to painting him, though he is made of resin, which so far, I hate painting.

This resin was a bit easier than some I've painted, having washed him soapy water first, and then priming him with Vallejo Air surface primer (70 600). I chose a base colour for him of Elf grey (from my 80's orginal citadel paint collection) and then gave him a wash of Agrax Earthshade and Nuln Oil. These gave him a nice fetted look, more unwashed and unkept Ratman. After this, it was just a mass dry brush of more Elf Grey, simple by effective.

As you can see above, I've added some other details into this mini. First was picking out some flesh on the Ratman, so the toes, palms of hands, tail, scar, mouth, nose, eyes, and ears where painted with Coat d'arms Dwarven Flesh (124) and then washed with Ink Wash Flesh (133). You can follow the link to this and get them from Black Hat Miniatures, where I get all my paints now. After this, the skin was highlighted with some more Dwarven Flesh, and a few touches added round the body to give a hairless feel to some of it. The rest is just dark red, with a light red highlight, white pads and silver items where needed. Anything leather is a dark brown, washed with Agrax, and then highlighted with a ligher brown. Then after a satin varnish, you get your finished Glart.

 Along with Glart, I also painted up a Werebear, this chap too was from Impact. Just follow the link if you want to own one of your own.
Again he was washed in soapy water, then based coated with Vallejo white primer. The base colour for him this time was Citadel Dryad Bark, then some tests with 2 highlights. First was Gorthor Brown, but I decided it wasn't strong enough, so followed up with a Ratskin Flesh. But in some areas I didn't think that was strong enough and added Troll Slayer Orange. His armour I wanted to give a bronze look, so this is a base coat of 80s Citadel Shining Gold, then a wash of Biel-Tan Green and Druchii Violet.

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