17 Aug 2019

The Fire Golem!

A bit of variety now, with one of Malifaux's biggest models, The Fire Golem.

This one is from the M2e Backdraft box set, which means I'm short of a couple of apparently so-so extra minions but I do instead have Saboteurs and Fitzsimmons as well (which are all in the painting queue as we speak).


He wasn't the easiest model to paint as the flames go in all directions, meaning there isn't a clear orientation to allow you to start with pale white-ish flames and then shade it through to red and even sooty black

As a result I wasn't really happy with him until I did several more layers and more drybrush-style highlights than I might normally do on a flaming model.


The basic technique was to start with a series of very pale and thin yellow washes using watered down paint, and then start adding highlights in progressively darker oranges and even reds until I was happy with the overall look.


Managing to pick out all of the bits of brazier holding him together was also not the easiest as the metalwork does rather blend into the mass of flames in a way which makes black-edging it tricky.


In the end I ended up with a bit of drybrushing of gunmetal and pale grey onto the brazier elements, and then blacklining them where I could to finish it off. Here is the guy with Kaeris' totem the Eternal Flame.


This is from a dayglow orange Kaeris box that I won in a draw at a competition a couple of years ago. I had a metal Kaeris and so hadn't painted this guy as I wasn't really sure how he would work in M2e - but he's more useful (and free!) now so time to get him done.


All of the orange bits are the original plastic left unpainted


The rest is gunmetal and Peat Brown ink over a black undercoat, apart from the gears on his leg joints which were a pale sandy colour which I know responds really well to Peat Brown ink


I did also pin him underneath as I really wasn't convinced that glueing his very small feet to the base would be secure enough to hold him in gameplay.


The Golem is HUGE - he he is next to fellow firestarter Bansuva.

13 Aug 2019

Late Theme ADLG lists from Britcon 2019

All of the "late" period army lists, as well as the 25mm lists from this weekend's Britcon event are now published on the ADLG Wiki on Madaxeman.com.

That's 44 different army lists covering the following 28 armies:

  • Anglo-Irish
  • Berber
  • Bulgar
  • Burgundian Ordonnance
  • Communal Italian
  • Condottieri
  • Free Company
  • Ghaznavid
  • Hundred Years War French
  • Ilkhanid Mongol
  • Indonesian and Malay
  • Jurchen-Chin
  • Low Countries
  • Medieval German
  • Medieval Hungarian
  • Medieval Polish
  • Medieval Scots
  • Medieval Spanish
  • Mongol Empire
  • Normans in Sicily
  • Ottoman Empire
  • Samurai
  • Siam
  • Swiss
  • Timurid
  • Tuareg
  • Wars of the Roses
  • Yuan Chinese

The 'early' lists were published earlier later this week.


12 Aug 2019

Britcon 2019 - ADLG Army Lists on the Wiki

All of the "early" period army lists from this weekend's Britcon event are now published on the ADLG Wiki on Madaxeman.com.

That's 19 different army lists covering the following armies:

  • Achaemenid Persian   
  • Arab Conquest   
  • Assyrian Empire and Sargonid 
  • Burmese    
  • Christian Nubian  
  • Classical Greek   
  • Classical Indian   
  • Early Imperial Roman  
  • Early Successors   
  • Han Chinese   
  • Hindu Indian   
  • Kushan    
  • Maurikian Byzantine   
  • Nikephorian Byzantine   
  • Ostrogoth    
  • Republican Roman   
  • Romano-British    
  • Seleucid    
  • Sumer et Akkad  
  • Tamil Indian   
  • Thematic Byzantine   
  • Vedic Indian   
  • Warring States   

The rest of the lists will be published later this week. 


4 Aug 2019

28mm Landsnechts & Swiss - in GW Contrast Paints!

You know those painting projects that seem never to die? They just drag on and on, staring at you and each time you start trying to move them along the sheer quantity of painting ends up crushing your will to continue?

Well, for me that was a big winged-Keil of Landsnechts in 28mm, bought for FoGR in a series of bring and buy used-figure bags - and then supplemented by a pack of Old Glory arquebusiers.


I had even made a couple of half-hearted attempts to sell them as a part-painted project - but then suddenly realised that they were the perfect project to try the new GW contrast paints (as even a so-so painted unit is better than a unit that never gets painted or put on table, right?

See the full effect in this photo-article..



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