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14352 Unforgiven, Crusader Grunt: Xiwo Xerase paints something relaxing

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I picked out 14352 Unforgiven, Crusader Grunt to practice the lessons in Bones LTPK #1.  I'm aiming for "tabletop" quality with this paint job.


Here's the miniature with most of the basecoating done:




The colors in use are:

  • 09050 Antique Gold for the gold accents
  • 09052 Shadowed Steel for the armor
  • 09053 Honed Steel for the sword
  • 09056 Templar Blue for the edge of the tabard, the sword hilt, and the edge of the tabard (or whatever that is)
  • 09064 Brown Liner for lining between the blue and yellow on the tabard
  • 09074 Palomino Gold for the tabard and the undercoat for the gold accents
  • 09110 Oiled Leather for the belt
  • 29843 HD Solid Black for the black


The white patches on the tabard are 09108 Brush-on White Primer because I scraped off the paint there.  (I got some basing material stuck there, decided I'd paint over it, and then decided to scrape it off and make it look better.)


My next tasks are to repaint the reprimed parts of the tabard after the primer cures and fix any painting errors before moving on to the wash portion of the exercise.  (Any shadows you see in the pictures are probably a result of the lighting rather than any painted effects.)


After I'm done with this, I suppose I should paint Sir Forscale.

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I think I'm just about done.



The gold bits and the tabard were washed using a Brown Liner wash.  The silver bits were washed using an HD Solid Black wash.  Drybrushing used the original paints and these paints for highlights:

  • 09051 New Gold for the gold accents on the shoulder and helmet
  • 09053 Honed Steel for the armor
  • 09054 Polished Silver for the sword
  • 09075 Buckskin Pale for the tabard

The base is supposed to look a little like snow.  It used these paints:

  • 09021 Snow Shadow
  • 09066 Blue Liner for the wash
  • 09063 Ghost White to drybrush the sand
  • 09689 Sparkling Snow for the final drybrush


The base is painted using 29843 HD Solid Black.  I think this is a nice effect for framing the mini.

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kazmania7 recommended blacklining on Anval so I thought I'd try it here since I hadn't started sealing yet.  I tried using 29843 HD Solid Black with some wash medium and flow improver around the metallic pieces.  It brought out definition between the fingers but I'm not sure it helped much otherwise.  I may not know what I should be looking for.




(Click on the images if you want to see them larger.)


Anyway, I think he's just about done.  I haven't gotten any painting done all week so we'll see if I can start sealing him over the weekend.

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