Miniature Monday – Beastman Champion – UPDATED
May it be lost forests or the catacombs of a forbidden dungeon, beastmen are at home everywhere, just waiting to chop off pieces of their enemies!
I know, we could rather call this “Miniature Tuesday” but I think the monday version is still more catchy 😉 plus we still hope we can manage the normale time schedule… normally. Or something 😀
Since I had long work hours again this week Antonia painted both beastmen. That was kind of a routine since she owns a Beastmen Army in Warhammer Tabletop and tried some different color schemes already.
The first one is the 4th edition Warhammer style, dark brown fur with black hair and silvery metal parts:
All in all relatively dark, but it fits well into her army and I can easily imagine the creature lurking within the woods, just waiting to ambush travellers. I like the jewel on the shield, with adds a nice drop of color and foreshadows the blood spilled in fight. In fact Antonia wasn’t too happy with the jewel paintjob, but I’d say here on the pic it looks quite well, white dot for reflection and all!
For the second version she was playing around a bit, and since she’s doing a commission drawing of two goats right now, she decided to use their black-and-white pattern as an inspiration:
I really like the idea and the overall soft color scheme, light browns and greys – the bronze parts didn’t take the wash/ink as well as she hoped and she said she’ll do some work at them to mute down the bright metal a bit.
The spotted pattern looks good anyway, and I think it could be quite fun to try something like this for hoofed animal/monster minis like minotaurs, horses and the like!
Jim sent in a beastman in a classical dungeon style, as I feel:
The color scheme instantly reminds me of RPG illustrations for ´Talisman-like games, earthtones, silver and a bit of red.
Jim wrote that he, at first, wasn’t so interested in painting this mini, but while he worked on it, this beast rather grew on him, and now it’s one of his favourite Monday Minis! What a development 🙂 Why do you like the mini, Jim, was it all the details?
I noticed how well you highlighted/painted small things, like the lips or even fingernails! Well done!
Arjen sent in his beastman too!
He wrote that this mini was done in quite a rush, but the results are still looking good! I like the grey and blueish color scheme, something different from the rest and still a great theme even for a whole army (as a long time tabletop player I tend to think in whole armies and not just individual miniatures 😉 )
This week’s gallery
09/26/16 Show me your army/project
Do you have a project, either planned, in preparation or finished? A tabletop army, or perhaps some minis for a RPG campaign? State and manufacturer don’t matter, just send some pic and share (or re-awake) your enthusiasm 😉
Want to participate in next week’s post? Email the pictures of your minis until 09/25/16 to
10/03/16 Hordlings, small demons/familiars (Add-on, but since they’re small and cheap we’ll keep them in anyway)
10/10/16 Egregis Darkfathom, Dark Sea Priest (Core Set)
10/17/16 Companion Animals – Feline, Hawk, Wolverine, Wolf, Bear (Core Set) -> paint as many as you like
10/24/16 Stone Lurker, classic dungeon monster (Core Set)
10/31/16 Kar Drakir, Reptile Warrior (Core Set)
11/07/16 TBA – maybe Baby break
11/14/16 TBA – maybe Baby break