Saturday, June 15, 2013

Painting the War Gods of Olympus Amazons

The Amazons were introduced in yesterday's blog post.  They are a recently unlocked faction from the War Gods of Olympus kickstarter by Crocodile games.

As usual, we have the shaded basecoat, from which we will shade and tint the entire figure darker.

These are some of my initial glazes.  You can see the difference they make already.  Since I could not make a definitive choice between gold and bronze, there is a bit of each here :-)

More layers of glazing.  As I work darker, the areas where I want to show some SE-NMM effects become more defined.

These are among my final glazes, with the darkest darks.  I have also tried to tint some areas warmer or cooler.

Once those are complete, the middle tones are my next areas of interest.  When doing any sort of NMM, the middle tones become even more crucial.  That is where you can show the most reflected light.  While everything reflects some degree of light in its shadow area, metals are very efficient at reflecting such light.

You will see me doing a LOT of that on this figure.

Also, I have been working on the flesh colors at the same time...

With most of the middle tones restored to the level I wanted, I work some highlights in.  These are the best way to ensure that shiny look... positioning them right next to your darkest darks, which are typically where the horizon line would be.

I also attach the shield at this point, since I won't be doing much more on the skirt.

The sword in finalized, with the cooler blues on the skyward facing side of the blade, and warmer colors to reflect the ground.

I finished off the red areas at this point, as the eyes and other flesh tone details are completed.  The helmet crest is also finished.

Just about finished!!  The shield gets its final touches, and the war paint is added to the face, with a few scars on the arms.  Time to attach it to the base!

Stay tuned for the images of the finished Amazon!!


  1. Jim,

    Great job on this mini. Looks amazing, as always. I was a little suspect of the sculpt at first, but you have brought out the awesome in it.

    1. Thanks! It really was a fantastic sculpt :-)

  2. Fantastic work as always! Your work is inspiring and flawless. Best, Dean

  3. Please paint another miniatures of the Olympus Kickstarter!

    1. Ah I wish I had more! This is the only one I have right now :-) I hope more will be coming!!!!

    2. Hope too! Crcodile Games send this miniatures to you in advance?

    3. I think this was an extra test 'master'. I wish they had many more for me to paint!