Greetings Terrans, Merry Wotsits and a Happy DooDah to you all. I have a quick bit of painting to share – a continuation of my efforts to work through a few Eru-Kin that didn’t make it to BOYL last year. This time, it’s the ‘Rogue Trader pet Jagla’:
This mini was a beauty to paint – loads of fun bits to pick out, but unlike most of the range, loads of nice variation in texture too. I’ve kept the same colours going for the armour, but went with a ragged earthy look for the cloak & leather. I see him as some kind of pariah, standing outside normal Eru-Kin society, but maybe dipping in and out as it suits him. I painted him with dark skin to reflect his outcast status – high-caste Slann are described as having brighter skin in the RT, so I figured that the opposite should hold true.
His pet Jagla was a straight forward model to paint – I kept it fairly muted to work nicely with the Trader. I actually used contrast paints on this, but supplemented this with ‘proper’ shading and highlighting. The eyes were fiddly to pick out, but otherwise a nice & simple job.
So that’s it for now – all in all, these were a very satisfying pair to paint, and they’ll work perfectly with my (slowly) growing collection of non-combatant minis. I’m down to the last handful of neglected Eru-Kin now, so I’m aiming to wrap them up over Christmas, and then I can hit the new year with some new projects. I have thoughts of building an Inq28 style Wood Elf BB team, and also expanding my Daughters of Khaine to a playable Warcry warband… Fingers crossed!
Have a good one dudes, be cool 😊
VERY nice, Alex! I do like them! Here’s hoping you get some painting done over Christmas! :-)
Cheers mate – me too. We’ve got a bit of visiting to get through, but I should get chance… assuming I’m not in a food coma!
“Inq28 style Wood Elf BB team” – I think that could be one of the finest combinations of words in the English language. Consider me agog! Great work on the trader and his pet, I really like how you’ve done his eye, the napped flint of the speartip and, of course, the camo-blanket/cloak.
Cheers mate – I hope the BB team comes together like I imagine it!! 🤣
Very nicely done Alex and I love the green eyes. As you say a nice lot of texture and variation and so juch more fun to paint. Have a good one mate and look forward to seeing more of your excellent stuff ih the New Year. 🤗
Cheers dude :-)
I do love it. I’ve been procrastinating over my Eru-kin for so long, your work is inspirational. More, please!
Thanks mate – 5 more to go (actually 3, but two sets of duplicates)
Mark A. Morin said:
Wow Alex, superbly done. The bony spikes and fangs look very natural for such unnatural creatures. As TIM said, the eyes are exceptionally well done.
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas season and keep the good stuff coming!
Cheers dude, they were good fun to do :-) Happy holidays to you & yours mate, have a good one & catch you in the new year!
Very nice Alex. It’s always more enjoyable when there’s more details or texture to paint. See you in 2020 man
Cheers dude 😎
The Eru-Kin are lovely sculpts, I always get a kick out of seeing your work on them Alex.
Happy New Year!
Cheers dude, you too :-)
An interesting and somewhat unique take on “a boy and his dog”. I approve!
Haha, I forgot all about these! Glad you like ‘em mate