Miniature Monday – Turtle Warriors
The swamp invasion continues! These are not agile ninjas 😉 but strong warriors with brutal clubs and spiky shells. Do we want to know where one of them got his shield from?
(posting by Dirk Vogel)
As my wife had too much to do, and I was entraped in work, we both hadn’t the time to paint our turtle warriors. Perhaps we can update them later. But our painters were busy and send us some very different color schemes. I think it gives a lot of inspiration to our readers.
Arjen painted his minis as green sea turtles.
This turned out as a very tricky color he told us, as the interlocking lines between the shell plates on the back are lighter (almost white) then the plates itself. He repainted the minis three times and only reached a WIP-state.
Does someone has a tip how to paint light recesses?
I like the idea of multi-colored turtles, and they will look great when finished.
Brian also send in a WIP-Warrior.
This one is a light brown turtle with an interesting color gradient on the back spikes. I like this color scheme, reminds me a little bit of bearded dragons (which I like). I imagine this warrior coming from a desert or dry environment, perhaps I burrow this to use mine in our dark sun campaign…
Did you had any real life references you used?
Michael had fun painting these ones.
He wanted to paint them in different shades from one another, as he said, and ended up using a bright green and somewhat ruddy tan on one, and on the other he used Spruce Green (which was actually kind of blue) and a dark brown shell. He also thought dry brushing was the best way to add detail to all the ridges and spikes.
Very nice color schemes, and a good example how you get subtle mood chances by changing the colors a little bit. I think the left one is more gloomy.
Something happened to the first pic while we assembled the pictures, but we will correct this ASAP.
Jim also used these minis to practice his dry brush technique.
I think he doesn’t need any practice, I like the smooth highlights. You brought out many details, especially in the face.
Did you make just one layer of drybrushing, or did you drybrush with more then one color gradient?
And the eyes are really gorgeous, I love them!
Jim also had fun painting this minis, and that’s the best reward and the reason we’re doing this, right?
This week’s gallery:
And wow, how time flies! We really have to sort out which Bones III mini we can paint next! We will start with Arjen’s greatest wish (at least if you consider the comments during the Kickstarter 😀 )!
10/09/17 Start with Bones III! Pack Donkey (Bones III Core Set)
10/23/17 Bones III miniature TBA
11/06/17 Bones –> II <– miniatue TBA
11/20/17 Bones III miniature TBA