Friday, June 14, 2013

Amazing Amazons: War Gods of Olympus

As many of you probably know, Crocodile Games is doing a very nice kickstarter campaign right now.  It is called War Gods of Olympus, and they are unlocking factions and miniatures left and right!

One of these newly unlocked factions are the Amazons.  In this post, I will be showing some of the concept art, as well as the incredible greens!  The fact that these are still sculpted by hand by Mr. Fitzpatrick, a long time master.

Cathy and I have coveted War Gods figures since we first started getting into the miniature painting... especially since 2003.  The sculpts have always been consistent in quality, with excellent production values.

I am fortunate enough to be painting one of the Amazons right now:

Here it is right after I excitedly tore open the package:

There are also plenty of troops being made for each faction, and the Amazons are no exception!  Here are some of those greens.

When you look at the PDF on the kickstarter page, you will find a PDF that has an introduction to the Amazons, with stoy, stats and concept art.  You will see that the figures are very true to the concept art.

Since they have a vast existing product and years of experience doing what they do so well, I believe the turnaround time for the deliveries is very rapid.

I will be posting the painted figure as soon as it's done!  Stay tuned for that.

In the meantime, here is the link!  Go check it out!

Another demon, another big base

Here we have the big 60mm base for the Ultraforge Pleasure Demon.  I added some products from Secret Weapon to this base, such as the resin skulls and a skeleton which is also available.  That is very poseable, since the arms, legs, head, and torso are all individual pieces.

They have a new product about to be released which is a bag of corpses! They look fantastic.

I put a few basic colors on the palette to begin.  Some warm colors, some cooler, lighter, darker, etc.

The initial layers are very simple.  All I want to do is cover the surface quickly, and find out what I want to do with the colors.  I am experimenting with the Badger air brush paints, by the way, which is why the colors will be a bit shiny early on.

You can see that I have already begun to add lighter colors.  I am working very quickly, so the colors are still wet for the most part.

This view with the palette shows you some of the colors that were mixed.

Lighter and lighter on the rocks.  Remember, I am going back in later to get more shading and tinting...

Lighter still.  Notice that the skeleton has a variety of colors on it already, and that I have even alowwed some of the surrounding grey to work in as well.

Now it is almost time to work in the washes and glazes!

Here are some of the first glazes.  I had the usual colors on the palette.  Concrete, soft body black, a sepia... blue black, etc.  Those were the Secret Weapon washes.

Now I am doing a second and even a third layer of glazes, getting darker with each step.

After adding some cracks to the rocks, I go back in with some lighter middle tones and lights to 'pull out' some of the shapes.  I also did a little clean up work on the skulls and skeletons, where things may have not been very smooth.

I also took some dark brown and blue regular paint and put in the deepest dark shades.