Saturday 31 March 2012

Osgiliath Veterans

I haven'r been very meticulous in updating the blog this year and I still have several pictures of minis painted since January but never published. I will try to catch up with that in the nearest weeks. Anyway, I just wanted to write about my most recently painted miniatures - three Osgiliath Veterans and Beregond.
I started by undercoating using Platemail Metal spray from Army Painter.

I've been using sprays and varnishes from Army Painter for a while now and I'm a big fan. When I learnt that there's a silver one as well I immediately ordered one as I thought it would be a perfect solution while working on Gondor miniatures that are heavily armored.
After spraying the models and waiting for them to dry, I applied a wash of Badab Black to help me define the details. As you can see, I used bases that had been prepared earlier for these ones.

Painting on this undercoat worked pretty well although I'm not sure I saved as much time as I had thought I would. I needed to repaint the tunics, skin, gloves, boots, bows, etc. with a different undercoat before working on them and it took a while. Anyway, I'm satisfied with the painting experience and plan to continue working on the rest of Gondor troops in the same way.

I used dark color scheme on the veterans and added some rust and dirt to their armors. I went for a slightly brighter look while working on Beregond to make sure the veterans will stand out as a unit among other similarly painted WoMT.
I will try to update the blog at least more than once next week so stay tuned for more.


  1. Those look great. I really like the worn armor look. What colors did you use on these guys?

  2. Thanks for the comment. I started with a Platemail Metal primer, followed by a Badab Black Wash. After that it was another wash of Badab Black to add more depth. Having done that, I started building up the highlights with Chainmail and a light touch of Mithril Silver. I ended up giving it several glazes of Gryphonne Sepia and a slightly more solid glaze (almost a wash) of Devlun Mud in the recesses of the armor plates. Other than the armor I used paints from Andrea sets (Black, Flesh, Gold) and Khemri Brown, Dheneb Stone, Bleached Bone etc. for the highlights. The belts were painted with Scorched Brown washed with Badab Black and highlighted along the edges with Dark Flesh and Vermin Brown. And that pretty much covers it all. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask.

  3. A silver primer you say? cool :) how's the thickness on that one? I find the white one I use to be pretty thick, I have to spray real light and fast not to overdo it ;)

  4. I was actually quite surprised as it is very thin, almost watery but it covers the mini and sticks to it very well. I can totally recommend it


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