Realm of Chaos – Hooves and Fur Part VII

After finishing block 1 of 6 regular beastmen incl. a champion, I can start with the second block for the summer project - a challenge of painting 18 miniatures in 3 months, in blocks of 6.

Realm of Chaos - Brayherd

So for block 2 I went with 4 ungors and two characters, another champion and a shaman. If you're wondering for the rather random assortment and the round bases. I talked about that in the very first article about Hooves and Fur. These are not meant for Warhammer, but for some smaller skirmishes and thus I just need some named models and a few different types of warriors.

I took some learnings from my first batch, so I added a light grey drybrush ontop of the black primer, to bring out the details more. Note, this is entirely for my orientation while blocking in the base colours, not for some preshading as you would for example do with zenithal priming.

Realm of Chaos - Brayherd Realm of Chaos - Brayherd

The beastmen champions receive the same treatment as the regular beastmen, (covered in Part IV of Hooves and Fur) with the following changes / additions.

  • Chainmail / Weapons - Army Painter Gun Metal WP1131 (swapped to a darker metal from Plate Mail)
  • Eyes - Army Painter Lava Orange WWP1106 (swapped to a lighter colour from Pure Red)
  • Rope - Flames of War Khaki
  • Robes of the Shaman - Citadel Foundation Mordian Blue

And for the Ungors I went with a lighter skintone, so instead of Beasty Brown I used Monster Brown, so beside that and the mentioned base colours I above, I used these:

  • Skintone short + long fur - Army Painter Monster Brown WP1120
  • Wood of the weapons - Army Painter Oak Brown WP1124
  • Hornes and Hooves - Army Painter Skeleton Bone WP1125
  • Leather - Vallejo Game Color 72.039 Marrón Peste / Plague Brown
  • Bases basecolour - Citadel Graveyard Earth - discontinued - so I went with Army Painter Leather Brown WP1123
  • Shrunken Heads - Army Painter Necrotic Flesh WP1108

That brought me to this result. Yes, I was thinking about doing the shaman as an albino, but then I would have to change the overall paint job too much (for contrast reasons and such) he wouldn't blend in that well with the remaining warband. So he'll get a bit of grey into his longer fur and nuzzle, maybe even bleaker eyes. We'll see in the 2nd and 3rd highlights.

Realm of Chaos - Brayherd

On top of the base colours I added a complete wash on all of the miniatures with Army Painter Strong Tone WP1135.

Realm of Chaos - Brayherd

As that has dried, I added a second wash with AP Strong Tone on the long fur and where it didn't cover the base, and let that dry. That was yesterday evening, so starting monday night I shall be able to add the first coat of highlights.

FYI, the regular start of this block would be on August 1st, giving me the whole month. But as I finished the first block quite early, I can start right away and have time until August 31. But I'm not planning on take until then. So stay tuned for the next update of Hooves and Fur.

Posted by Dennis B.

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