Monday, 30 November 2015

'How I Paint' Series: Bretonnia, Grail Knights

Painting Bretonnia: Grail Knights

I have wondered what I was going to do with these for a while. What to do to distinguish between these, the errants and regular knights. I researched other peoples attempts at painting grail's and finally found some inspiration on the round table forum.

There is a painter on there called Wind Sower, who does absolutely fantastic work. (Link to his Blog is below) His Grail Knights are particularly stunning and use a simple colour pallet to achieve the results. 

Now mine are nowhere near the quality, but it gave me some good ideas for my own.

Firstly, I painted the horses, 1 Black, 2 Grey, 1 Light Grey/White and 2 Brown.
Washed them and drybrushed the highlights on. The messy usual way I paint horses.

The Black Knight

The first up on the list was the Black Knight from the House Dufour, fluff can be found in the Bretonnian Army spread on this blog (here - at the bottom) .

Although he is the Black Knight, his colours are more dark shades on grey. He rides a Black horse. 
I won't go into colours used as I have done that on previous posts, but here are the WiP pics.

Sean - House Houghton

 Gregor - House Lucas

 George - House Lambert

 Karab - House Henry

Resa - House Moral

 All Together

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

'How I Paint' Series: Wood Elves, Glade Lord on Great Stag

Painting Wood Elves: Glade Lord on Great Stag

So this is it, the last model (for now) of the Wood Elves and I decided to add in the General of the Army. 

After much thought I decided on the Glade Lord on Great Stag, not so much for rules but because it is pretty different to all other army generals. 

I liked the paint scheme Miniature Painters so I decided to go with that.

Building the model:

It is a metal model firstly and needed about 2 hours worth of cleaning work before I could even glue it together. Glueing the model was an absolute b***h, it does fit together and needed green stuff to fill lots of gaps and for some reason, probably due to the small joints glueing it took another couple of hours plus had to leave it overnight to properly dry.


Again, this seemed harder than normal, the black spray paint didn't seem to stick? Never had this problem before but needed 3 undercoats.


ok so now the good bit.