Monday, 25 January 2016

Wolfs, Dire Wolves and a werewolf

I’ve had these wolf-kin on my painting table for at least a year. They were primed white and had a black wash and waited for some proper painting. I looked at a lot of photos of wolves and… well, they are rather difficult to paint as their coats are grey-brownish and not uniform. So the minis sat there waiting.
Warg from Reaper
Dire Wolves from Otherworld
The other day a saw a pic of a wolf in winter-dress and that did it for me. I could paint my wolves for Frostgrave! Their winter pelts still have greys and browns in them and I got this by washing the minis with several coats of Army Painter Strong Tone and Dark Tone inks. Drybrushed white. Snouts black and also inside of ears and mouths/lips. (One of the wolves were previously painted dark grey and I washed it with Strong Tone and drybrushed)

Wolves from Castle Ravenloft
The two slender Dire Wolves are from Otherworld (Wilderness Encounter series, WE8b, sculpted by Jo Brumby) while the other one is Reaper (Dark Heaven legends 03490 Warg by Jason Wiebe or plastic Bones 77202). Wolves and werewolf from the Castle Ravenloft boardgame.
Female werewolf from Castle Ravenloft

22 comments:

  1. Great minis, and marvellous painting! Cheers!

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    1. Thanks!
      a couple of hours at the painting table and I got these painted and they are looking decent. I'm really satisfied

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  2. Fantastic painted work! Great Children of the Night! !

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  3. Great work on the fur – they look very natural!

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    1. Thanks, Jonas.
      After all fretting about these for over a year, this easy and fast solution really paid off.

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    1. Thank you, Michael!
      I'm really pleased with them, myself.

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  5. They look superb! Look forward to seeing them in action!

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    1. Thanks, Gordon!
      We're talking about a Frosgrave campaign at the club later this year. Looking forward to that.

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  6. You've done an excellent job on that fur! Transparent bases are a nice touch - where did you get those?

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    1. Thank you!
      Bases from Sally 4th
      http://wargamesbuildings.co.uk/Clear-Terra-Bases

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  7. "Come and 'ave a go if ya think ya're 'ard enouh!"

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    1. That's why I'm painting them and not out adventuring :-)

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    2. Good point. Right, I'll paint up five guys in DPMs then.

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    1. Thank you, Paul.
      They are the best kind - a fast paintjob and a good final result.
      (as a bonus I'm doubly pleased as I don't see them on the painting table every day)

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  9. Dynamic and beautiful minis, great job!

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