Greetings Terrans, and happy MMXX to you all – I trust you all had a good holiday season, and are fit, healthy, and looking forward to 2020. I apologise in advance – this is a slightly belated post, and is just a quicky to show off the last of the things I painted in 2019. I finally managed to complete the small Eru-Kin army I’ve been working on, wrapping up the force with some psychic support.
First up, here is a duplicate pair of fantasy style mages:
Next a duplicate pair of sci-fi mages (same body, different arms):
Not too much to say about this quartet really – they are identical pairs of very similar models, and are all painted in much the same way. I did add some gold elements to their helmets, and I reversed the armour colouring compared to the non-magical Eru-Kin, just to separate them visually from the rest of their tribe. I also include some bone coloured armour pads here and there, for the same reason.
Finally, here’s their superior – a high-mage type:
He’s a very imposing mini, and is clearly the magical heavyweight of the group! He was good fun to paint, and I pushed the armour colouring a little further from ‘normal’ to reflect his status. I also went for albino skin to show how special he is, and I’m really pleased with how it came out! (This was a very happy experiment with the new white contrast paint).
Here they are as a group:
In practice, these magical frogs will be split them up & assigned to squads within the army – speaking of which, I’m planning on getting my Eru-Kin packed up properly soon to make some space in my display cabinet. When I do, I’ll make a point of arranging them all for an army photo session & share 😊
Anyhow, that’s it for the time being, but fear not – my next project is already well under way. When finished, it should make for an interesting group of minis with a nice woodsy horror vibe… There should be enough minis and variation to allow me to make up either a team of Blood Bowl Wood Elves, or a team of Blood Bowl Vampires! Both teams have low positional variation, (especially the Vamps), and are very amenable to proxy figures. Fingers crossed it all goes to plan!! 😉
Can’t say I have seen these figures before but they have a nice lot or detail which as always you have done justice to by painting very nicely indeed. I like the fact that you have some plans for 2020 and will look forward ro seeing the fruits of your labour as the year unfolds. 😊 I’m also reminded that I must check out contrast paints!
Cheers dude – they were fun to paint, but I’m glad they’re done now so I can focus on some other projects… onwards and upwards!
Pete S/ SP said:
Those are really nice- great work.
Thanks mate 😊
I like ’em, especially that high-mage, love that worn gold and the green glow of the eyes. As for those wood-elf vampire blood-bowl players, you have me more curious by the moment!
Cheers dude, glad you like ‘em.
Maybe think less Wood-elf and more Wood Elf… 💀
The Mages look great mate. The head dress is particularly cool and, again, the vibrant colours really suit the sculpts. I’m liking the sound of the woodsy horror project. Very intriguing 🤘🏼
Cheers dude, job done I reckon 😊
Yeah, the woodsy stuff is good fun so far – kinda revisiting some of the work I did for the Albino Forest a few years back…
Those really are nice minis! Well done! :-)
Cheers mate 😊
I’m looking forward to the group shot.
The albino skin worked out well.
Thanks dude, it will be nice to get them all together 😊
Tell you what, a lot more of ‘em would’ve been albino had that ‘white’ contrast paint come out a year earlier!!
What is the recipe?
Just Apothecary White over a white undercoat, roughly highlighted with White Scar… simples!!
That IS simple.
Yup… of all the contrast paints I’ve tested so far, the white has been the most useful ;-)
Really splendid work. I’m impressed by the results on the albino. I really need to give those contrasts a try!
Cheers dude – yeah, they are interesting paints to work with!!
Mark A. Morin said:
Apothecary White is a great tool in the kitbag. These are great additions to your Eru-kin. Looking forward to more Alex genius in 2020!
Cheers dude :-)
They’re some really nicely painted and unique models. Great take on the Old/Space Slann!
Cheers mate, I’ glad to get them all done – always good to have another army to call on 😁