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Luke’s Dwarf

Posted: 16/02/2018 in 28mm, Painting, Tutorial
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My nephew got a resin Dwarf figure from someone in Russia, He’s with the military and I don’t get to see him and his family that often. He was back around Christmas doing some training and asked if I would paint the figure or him. This is what I did.

It was a fairly short period of time to get the Mini done but I was fairly pleased with it, there’s only a couple of quick cell phone pictures of it which I feel don’t do it justice, Maybe Luke will take a couple of better pictures that I can add in later. I’ll include a link to a painting guide after the pictures.

Painting Guide

lukes Dwarf Painting Record


Viking Warband

Mark, my buddy, bought a foundry Saxon army years back. We were at Hotlead last year and I saw the Gripping Beast Saga game and some of the warbands. Long story short (tragic tale anyway full of broken promises of getting stuff painted before I buy more and total lack of willpower) I bought the 4 point metal Viking Warband and rule book. I’ve finally got them painted just as the 2nd edition of Saga comes out! The Saxons unfortunately are not painted yet.

I’ll attach a painting guide to the colours used at the end (let me know if it’s useful)

The Warlord



For doing the fur I work on a white base coat and use inks to build up the colour then give it a drybrush.



Nothing special here, paint the metal areas black then drybrush a metallic steel colour, think I used GW leadbelcher. Don’t need to be too tidy as you can clean up as you apply the colours to the clothing.


Two 8 figure Bondi units, Shield designs all come from Little Big Men Studios. Applied on a white background and then you have to try and match in the colours around the edge. They are a pretty good fit but you still need to do some work. The touch up job shows up worse on the pictures, in real life they blend in well.

Link to painting guide

Viking Bondi – Gripping Beast

I got these off of Ebay (waylander.2012) for use in Mantics Walking Dead game. They are basic models but perfectly serviceable. Quick paint job with a wash over with one of  the Secret Weapon Washes.

I believe the fences came from Hovels.

Mall 1

Fuller Schitz Mall

The start of my 4Ground Mall, I didn’t go with the base set for 2 reasons, the price and the size of the included shops.

Each small store is 100mm wide by 280mm long with only one entry point. I feel this might constrict or limit play too much. These stores are the large one with a width of 200mm, the pictures are from my first game and I think i made the right choice.

The models is great, it wasn’t that difficult to build but there is a lot too it. I still need to put the signage up.

The scatter terrain in side came from different sources. The tables and chairs come with the food court, i mounted them in sets on clear bases for durability and ease of play.

Theres some of the Mantic objectives, (suitcases, boxes etc) scattered around. the card is a mixture from Stoezel and Worldworks. The benches I believe came from Sally 4th.

The building is from TTCombat.


Well thanks to westwinds Requiem Kickstarter for the Empire of the Dead expansion I found myself with a renewed interest (and a lighter wallet) I tried out the Jack the Ripper scenario with some friends and had a blast so started digging through the lead mountain. I have the Westwind kids from the Gothic Horror range and fagin and crew from Foundry Miniatures. Now I figure there’s got to be a game with the kds running around nicking stuff and doing mischief while the cops try to catch them. I’ll use the EOTD rules and just add a few bits to make it work but first the lead needed paint.
Don’t know where my proper camera is so these are snapshots with a little pocket cam but thought you might like to see anyway.












I tried photographing the Special Assault Team using the lights on my workbench which gave a yellowish hue to the pics, I’ve been playing around with the lights to improve on this.

I switched out the bulbs on the workbench for some cool white ones and I also used some LED pucks I had lying around to make a small light box. I’d welcome any feedback on whhich works better. I can also edit the pics, or could if I knew where I put my Photoshop disc, but far easier if I can get the lighting right.

My attempt at painting the Lead Adventure Special Assault Team, it’s from their Victorian Science Fiction range and is the first of their figures I’ve painted. I loved the character of the models and see them as a couple of eccentric brits who will be doing battle in my All things Zombie games, figure they may find themselves up against a  Gothic horror or two.

I found the face of the Umbrella Guy difficult, very awkward round the glasses and getting the highlighting right on the face was a pain (not sure I ever did get it right) overall though lovely miniatures.

The coat of the guy in red I went to harsh with the lowlight and it made it difficult to bring back up to the shade I had in mind, I was thinking along the lines of a Tower of London Beefeater.

Anyway here’s the pics and I’ll breakdown the colours I’ve used after.


The figures were undercoated with black spray,

The flesh was painted by painting the eyes in white then picking out the pupil with a dark brown, don’t worry about the shape of the eye yet. I then use Foundry (Fnd) Terracotta shade to shape the eye and undercoat the flesh. The flesh is then progressively highlighted using the Fnd Flesh triad 5a-c. I used the Reaper (Rpr) blonde triad 256 – 258 for the hair, very impressed with this colour set.

The armour/metal was painted using Adikolor Iron and then highlighting this with Fnd Metal triad 35a-c. I find this triad very close in colour and at times the effect is too subtle. The shield I envisioned as having been made from a sheet of old steel so weathered it with Les’ Dirty Wash (LDW) armour wash. The brass was painted using Rpr ancient Bronze highlighted with Rpr Antique Gold.

The mask face piece / goggles were painted with Rpr Marine teal, Surf Aqua, and a spot of white.

The Red clothing was Rpr HD crimson red then a wash of LDW ruby. i then use the crimson red again and added Vallejo Flat Red to make it progressively lighter.

The Blue clothing is Rpr Breonne Blue Triad 55-57.

The grey pants are Rpr Shadowed Stone 85-87.

I used Fnd Charcoal Black triad to highlight the top hats.

The bases are from Fenris and are cobblestone setts.

I hope someone finds this useful and if there’s any questions feel free to ask.