Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Herd Brays

As I mentioned in a previous post about the Realms of Chaos Warband, I actually rolled up 3 beastmen, not 3 hobgoblins. So it was time to finally paint the beastmen. I believe that these are all Bob Olley sculpts and they were great fun to paint. I went with the standard brown beastman scheme and tried to keep the accoutrements in as many natural colors as I could; it's not like beastmen would possess the industry to make their own or with complex dyes or the skills to maintain such that they'd looted. I also followed the same metallic methods I used with the orcs

Additionally, this was my first attempt at painting oldhammer style faces on the shields. I used James Taylor's excellent tutorial on the subject. The only modification I'd make to his instructions is to do some outlining with a darker version of the base after the ink wash. That made it much easier for a non-artist like myself the visualize the face to be painted. But these were a blast to try. I've held off of attempting these for a long time because I'm very uncomfortable with freehand. But for anyone who hasn't, I highly recommend giving it a go!

Anyway, here are the 3 beastmen individually: 




And as a group:


And finally, a better view of the shields:


And comments or critiques (especially critiques on the shields) would be more than welcome!

8 comments:

  1. I think beastmen look the best when they're different and the excellent painting toies those really different sculpts together well.

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    1. I agree. I feel that way about most fantasy chaos. That's why I'm painting them in small batches for a warband, so I have time to paint them individually without the pressure of getting 20 or so done.

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  2. Great job on these. I really like what you did with the faces. I've only ever painted one on the banner of my goblin unit. It's so small it never gets noticed.

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    1. If it was bad, it'd hey noticed, so there's that ๐Ÿ˜œ

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  3. Billy goats for the win!

    I've got a stack of these dudes to paint up. Hopefully I can do some freehand shields like you too Andrew :)

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    1. God I hate doing freehand! But, with James' tutorial, it wasn't too bad, give it a try ๐Ÿ˜

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  4. I love those old Beastmen. Very nicely done sir. The shields are especially charming - think my own beastmen will get the same treatment.

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    1. Thanks! Can't wait to see them (no pressure ;) )!

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