These guys have been an absolute pleasure to place brush to and i am coming to the end of the commission now so i thought i would share some of the work i have been doing recently
I received two lots of barbarians, one that seemed rather coherent with a king fellah and another lot that seemed a little miss matched. to make up for this i decided to follow the route of a international group of barbarians for the second group. I have therefore proceeded to paint them predominantly white skinned, but some are of other races, as if to portray a collaborative collection of killers, united under one fur color.
I DO NOT CURRENTLY OWN A CAMERA HENCEFORTH THESE IMAGES ARE PURELY REPRESENTATIONAL OF THE FINAL PRODUCT, BETTER PICTURES WILL FOLLOW SHORTLY.
The kings cohort
The grey furs...or...some of them
The first and my most favorite grey fur i want to share is the tarzan model. now i could not bringmyself to massacre the model like every other painter and paint him white. for the real tarzan (or the "original" ) was not and could not have been. henceforth this miniature was a great excuse to begin bringing the other nationalities into the mix.
I also experimented with hard wooden (they're meant to be beech wood) weaponry. and i have to say, i am CHUFFED!
Next up is my "persian prince" skinjob attempt. again i am very happy with the paint job. painting dark tanned skin and not going too light into Caucasian flesh tone is HARRRDDDD!
The darkest skinjob of the lot was the "African aristocrat". I was looking forward to getting to this miniature as i knew that his added details (helmet and cloth shield) would make him unique anyway, the skinjob was just the icing on the cake.
The next miniature is one of the first sculpts i ever laid hands on at the age of 6 years old! it is also one of my favorite sculpts ever. It was an absolute honor to paint this guy for someone else...for once.
The easteners - these guys where fun to paint are some very lovely sculpts
BLARG - a man with an axe to boot.
sometimes a sculpt receives paint so graciously that its like miniature dancing, in Blarg's case (my suedo name for the fella in question) it was awesome. an hour long shift of bliss as he just ate up all the paint. a bloody big fella, with a bloody big axe. i could not resist blood effects on that axe, especially as it was a nice chance to practice blood spray and directional blood spatter.
IN OTHER NEWS...
My email account has been suspended and blocked by outlook for some unknown reason and being that we're in the 21st century and all its been an absolute ball ache to get it back online! point being i would like very much to apologize to anyone who has emailed me in the last 32 hours and i am working very hard to get my email back online.