Friday, 14 March 2014

Praetorian Stalkers

They used to be among my favorites in the original Warzone game. They operated in pairs and were pretty much a self sufficient unit well capable of dealing with enemy forces.
I really like the new versions of these minis. They still have ancient looking massive armors and wield the same type of weapon (though I have to admit I was a bit disappointed by lack of detail here)


I had fun working on their armors. I started with a solid basecoat of Vallejo Red Gold. It's a very strong tone so I used P3 golden metallics to play around with highlights and shadows. Sometimes I work without a specific outcome in mind, just paint freely applying highlights and shadows. I knew that I wanted something that would look ancient and that would not resemble and metal that could have been made on Earth.


 I added some contrast by painting their skin using more vivid shade of blue than I'd initially planned. After that I tried to add some texture to the weapons by using GW technical paints (Typhus Corrosion and Ryza Rust). I kept the bases simple as aim for a desolate look here.
More to come soon - I'm working on Alakhai and Razide now.



6 comments:

  1. Really like how they turned out, especially the armour. You really nailed the ancient alien look :) Looking forward seeing the Razide and Alakhai

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    1. Thanks! Alakhai (I'm trying hard but I just can't convince myself that the mini is nice, probably the worst sculpt in Dark Legion...) and Razide (this one's awesome) are coming next week.

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  2. Great as always! The armour looks nicely ancient. I'd go with a less vivid blue for the skin, but that's a matter of personal preference. I like the bases as well; what kind of static grass did you use there?

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    1. Forgot about the flock - I think it's Citadel Burnt Grass (I bought it a few years ago so it might have changed name since then). There are also a few patches of a different type of dark brown grass that I bought in a hobby store a while ago. I don't even know the name of the company that produced this one. I used it here to add some variety as it seemed a tad dull with just one type of grass.

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  3. They turned out more vibrant than I had originally planned but I guess I won't be toning that down with glazes, kind of like the contrast here. Thanks for the comment!

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