Sunday, 27 October 2013

And Now for Something Completely Different 14

The following pictures are of some old figures painted between 1986 and 1988. The figures have all been rebased and matt varnished over the last two nights and will be used as an "Adventurer Party" for Songs of Blades and Heroes.

Citadel Chaos Warrior

The painting technique used then is different from that used now; in that the base tone was painted over the entire area. Then the shading was painted into the recesses of the miniature and the highlights were added to the highest points of the miniature.

 Citadel Talisman Assassin

The shading and highlighting can be clearly seen on these two figures, both of whom have seen many incarnations as miniatures in roleplaying games.

Citadel Talisman Monk

 Citadel D & D Barbarian

When these figures were painted a very limited palette was available consisting of the following colours: black, white, flesh, red, dark blue, sky blue, leather, silver, dark green, slate grey, dark brown and khaki. Looking at the figures you can see that the colours were used as much as possible and often in places where they wouldn't be used now.

Citadel Feudal Knight (Now Foundry)

 Citadel D & D Magic User
The robes of the magic user have been painted using a blending technique. From memory this was done whilst wet on the figure and worked up to the highlight and took forever. This was normally finished with a bit of dry brushing.

Citadel D & D Thief

Lastly, a warm welcome to:

  • Sun of York

Hope that you find something of use in these ramblings.

Off now to put some colour on to a few Sassanid skirmishers which will probably need dusting before painting.

Cheers for now.


tradgardmastare said...

Great figures which will comprise a splendid SB&H warband!

DeanM said...

They look great - nice to see you reusing them again. Best, Dean

Ian said...

Nice little journey into your past.

Dusting figures before carrying on, oooch


roma912 said...

Thanks Alan, Cheers, Ross

roma912 said...

Aye, the work surface was covered in sand and flock so the figures needed a bit of clean. Cheers, Ross

roma912 said...

Cheers, Dean. Sadly, a lot of their companions from this period have been sold. Something I regret know.

Thanks, Ross