Saturday, 14 February 2015

More Flintloque Painting Done!

Goblin House
This is, of course, the 2013 Christmas release. I only just got round to doing it -- it's been sat in the box on the table in the hobby room for 12 months. So I cleaned it up, assembled it, filled some small gaps in the joins with miliput and undercoated it. The walls then got coats of Americana "Toffee" which I use for plasterwork on buildings; I think white looks too stark and greys are cold. The stones got two coats of neutral grey and then staining with inks and a drybrush of Howard Hues "Old Wood" as is usual for stonework. Then I went to work with foliage; I decided it would be more useful to turn the "snow" into overgrowth. The roof snow was painted green and then covered with Noch Olive Leaves. The ivy is something that (I think) Warlord sell. The wood got my traditional khaki/light brown/old wood drybrushing and then the metalwork picked out in various CDA colours and several washes of Army Painter inks. The damage on the walls similarly got washes and daubs of ink.

Princess Julianna Dwarfs
This is half of the limited edition box set -- I thought they looked a bit plain with being duplicate poses, so I added some character by giving them all extra stuff to carry about. In keeping with the idea that they're the staff of a brewery, they're all carrying things that would be part of their jobs; so the chap with the big copper kettle is the brewmeister. The paychest is being carried by the bookkeeper, the nightwatchman has a lamp hanging from his pack and Hans the Cooper is carrying around a barrel. They make a nice 300 point section.

The other half of the box set is also pointed up and makes up 300p of reinforcements but they don't have the customisations.

Von Rottes
Another 300 point section comes from the Von Rotte infantry -- resplendent in their red uniforms with blue turn-backs. They're accompanied by Von Rotte himself on Bristle.

Dwarf Landwehr
This is the largest of my Flintloque sections. Yes. That's nineteen figures in 300 points. Well, they are mostly militia. The sergeants are regulars (so they can have grenades!). These figures were actually bought in 1999 (the delivery note turned up in a stack of paperwork I was sorting out) when I was planning on taking up Slaughterloo. They're in blue uniforms and red turnbacks/hatbands which means they can take on the role of militia attached to either the Ferach or Orcish forces.



    Well done Katie.


  2. Looking good.

    The house looks so different with moss rather than snow on the roof, plus I have a very soft spot for anything to do with the Princess Julianna.

    Well done.


  3. Really excellent painting, I've been going through the blog, it's super inspiring!

    I'm actually curious, what is your recipe for the colour of your Orcs skin? It's almost perfect in my mind and it's the one thing I can never get right!


    1. I undercoat black then the Orc skin is Coat d'Arms 537 Faded Khaki (two coats to get a solid cover) then a wash of Army Painter soft tone. Then several layers of the 501 mixed with increasing amounts of CDA 225 Khaki, with more washes of the soft tone in between. Then I highlight with 225 + white, and more soft-tone washes... The khaki fades out to a really nice highlighting colour to pick out knuckles and noses with.

      I'm really fond of the Army Painter washes and go through loads. I could never get the hang of either GW or CDA's washes but AP I couldn't live without now; quite apart from their main job of shading, they're great for adding slight colour variations to other paints.

      The CDA colours are part of their "Faded Khaki" triple. I was after something which was undeniably green but wasn't bright green and would have lots of tone in it with the orcs having big faces and hands with lots of detail on them to pull out.

      I actually love painting the orcs (far more than the elves, which are just there for them to have someone to fight); and this has reminded me that I have a stash of a couple of dozen riflemen to do... Rah! :-)