So if you have been following Garfy on twitter, you will know that he and I have been playing quite a lot of Warcry recently. So I would like to share with you all the first miniatures of my Untamed Beasts warband!
I have mentioned before how much I love the campaign system – especially since the update makes every game feel like you are making progress. I have been working on progressing my Untamed Beasts through the Firescar campaign and already have amassed a few territories and allies. The Plains-Runners were the first miniatures of the set that I painted as I thought it would be a good place to practise my scheme and iron out any potential issues before committing to painting any more significant characters.
Right from the get-go I had a clear image in my head that I wanted my warband to look like they were stalking through a sun-scorched savanna. So strangely (maybe? well for me at least…) I started with the base because I really wanted to set the tone and environment first, and then paint the minis to fit that environment, rather than the other way round. Sometimes I feel like people base as an afterthought, but I actually think it is a really important part of any miniature as it gives so much context.
I am super happy with the warm yellow base, a bit of dust to emphasise that bone dry parched earth. After that I used a combination of my traditional skin tone techniques to paint the flesh areas, and then painted the bone areas…bone colour (shocking). By that time, I felt like I had more or less completed the models! The only other thing to really make a decision over was the colour of the leather straps and fur…There isn’t a lot going on with these miniatures which is actually something I welcome. I am not a fan of miniatures that are “over-designed” and have more elements to them than needed to convey a story.
Thanks for reading, I hope you like them. Ironically they rarely make it into battle as even though they on my roster I tend to favor deploying other miniatures over them, but they have certainly served their purpose as a good test for my paint scheme.
Really love these! Do you mind sharing how you did the fur? I've been trying to get mine to look like that, but it just looks very plain grey…
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I love the scheme and the sparse bases; very Conan the Barbarian (original, of course).