Greetings Terrans, how goes it? I have another brace of heroes from the Cursed City game to show you this evening. Again, these kinda-sorta follow well established dungeon crawling tropes, with both of these being solid support-type characters.
First up, the
Dwardin, the Duandin, the bloody DWARF Dagnai Holdenstock:
I really wasn’t looking forward to painting this Steampunk Dorf, but boy, did I misjudge – this stocky little bugger was a joy and a pleasure to paint! There are loads of fun little details to pick out, but nothing that was too tricky or irritating. I’m really happy with the colour scheme, and I enjoyed the chance to paint that glass flask on his back-pack furnace thingy. I also tarnished up a lot of the metal – not very Dwarven perhaps, but I want to suggest that a) Dagnai has been adventurin’ for a good long while, and b) the Cursed City takes its toll on everything…
Next up the
Alf, the Aeilf, the shitting ELF Qualthis the Exile:
This was a really nice mini to paint up, though the model itself was a pain in the bum to handle – I managed to snap her off at the foot, so that had to be pinned and repaired before I could do anything. Once I actually got down to the painting, I knew I wanted to do something different to the standard Elven-green studio paint job. I remembered reading something somewhere about using a seasonal palette to set different tones for elves, so I went more Autumnal in my choice of colours & tones. I also stuck with gold for the metals, and, unlike the Dwarf, I didn’t use corrosion to suggest decay. Instead, I rely on the naturalistic Autumn tones to get the same message across, and I’m really pleased with how she came out.
And that’s it for another post – we’re on the home stretch with this project now, and I hope to catch you all next week for the penultimate Cursed City post 😊
I must say these are two excellent lookung figures Alex. The steampunk dwarf looks great and I think you did a great job on the somewhat delicate elf colour scheme.
Cheers dude, they were both so much fun, despite being so different. Glad you like ‘em mate 😊
I love your work on both, but the autumn palette on the Elf is particularly genius.
Cheers matey, I’m particularly pleased with her 😊
That’s a pair of great sculpts! The dwarf has such a great steampunk look and the muted palette you’ve used suits it perfectly. I love the dull metallics and the rusty effect.
But the elf takes the whole packet of biscuits as far as I’m concerned — the painting is magnificent, the colours work really well as a whole, the shading and highlighting are subtle, and the overall effect is one of “wow”. Nicely done, sir!
I’m blushing! Thank you for the kind words Matt – I did put extra effort into the heroes & I’m pleased that it shows 😊
Dave Stone said:
Great work on both Alex, great colour choices on both, that make them a exceptional, Dwarf and Elf
Thanks mate – colour choice is more than half the battle in my experience 😊👍
Lovely painting there Alex! Or, p’äintung to use the trademarked term :D
😂 yeah, that sounds about right mate, using my Bru-ushi or some shit!
Cheers dude 👍
I always assumed that aelves was pronounced “Ale-vs” and ogors was “Og-ors”. Imagine my surprise recently when I saw some GW studio chaps talking about them and they pronounced them “elves” and “ogres”. Next we’ll find out that “duardin” is pronounced “dwarves”… Anyway, you’ve done a lovely job on both of these, glad to hear Dagnai wasn’t too tricky as I’d been worrying about him for exactly the same reasons as yourself. You’ve done a lovely job on Qualthis too, the autumnal scheme really suits the character I think (and now you’ve reminded me about her she’s moved from the back of the desk and into the little pile of Fembruary candidates).
Oh, it’s all a load of guff isn’t it? I resent the need to google the words each time to get the spelling right 😂
Glad you like ‘em though mate, both were a joy to paint & I’m looking forward to seeing where you take yours!!
They look great! I like the contrast between the very exciting dynamic pose of the elf compared to the static solid look of the dwarf.
Cheers mate, they do make a nice pair don’t they? I wonder if they keep score of their kills 😁
These look great, I really like how you got similar colour schemes to join them together but some how different painting schemes (if that makes sense) so they look sensible on their own. And great work on the flask!
Thanks mate, that is gratifying to hear 😁👍
I tried to give them enough in common to place them in the same world at least, while hopefully have them be their own people. It’s something I’ve tried to do across the whole box – simple things like starting with the same undercoat, keeping the bases uniform & keeping to a fairly tight range of paints all help 😊
Lovely work on both figures the painting on the Dwarf (coz that’s what he is!!) is amazing, though I have to say I personally like the Elf figure better.
Cheers mate, yeah, the elf edges it for me too 😉
Beautiful work on both of these models, Alex – I can’t really decide which one of the pair I like more – which is saying something given how much I usually prefer dwarves to elves. Just a lovely use of muted colours with a couple of stronger reds as spot colours to emphasis parts of the models. Really, really great work!
Cheers mate, they were all lovely minis to work on & I really wanted to do them justice – glad you like ‘em 😊
Definitely so – I’ll have to come back and eyeball them when I get to my own models. I’ve recently started by first model from the set, which I really should try and complete over Easter, so I’ll then have to choose the next victim!