Greetings Terrans, how goes it? I’m renewing my efforts to keep on top of my blog so let’s get another set of Vamps out there!
First up, the rather snappily titled ‘Belladamma Volga, First of the Vyrkos’:
As with Lauka Vai last week, Belladamma is more of a mini-diorama than a stand-alone figure, and was a real joy to paint. As is now usual, I started out with Contrast paints for a basecoat, and applied shading, highlighting, drybrushing, etc. I also had a little play at putting some irradiance effects into her feathered shoulder thingy:
The whole thing was a beauty to paint with the wolves being particularly fun, but Belladama, rightly, is the star of the show. Honestly, I think this is one of the best minis in already strong stable, and I heartily recommend this if anyone is looking for a nice painterly project :-)
Next up is ‘Radukar, the Beast’:
This mini represents an evolution (devolution?) of the version of Radukar that we met in the Cursed City boxed set. He is another big piece/mini diorama and is a lovely thing to paint, but I thought the little dude with the cup of blood was a bit goofy, and that alone places it slightly below Belladamma in my estimation. Still, The Beast is a very satisfying project for anyone that fancies it – my only recommendation is to paint the little bastards first if possible – they are a sod to get at once the whole thing is assembled.
That’s it for now – catch you next time!
Wow absolutely fantastic mini’s and painting mate! Christopher Lee and Bela Lugosi should hang their heads in shame! These two would really scare the s**t out of you!
Cheers dude, they are really cool minis 😊
Dave Stone said:
Great painting on both Alex, your attention to detail on them has given them life, the little guy makes me think Igor for him, with his hunched pose and serving his master.
Cheers mate, absolutely – the supporting minis on both really add to them I think
Pete S/ SP said:
Very impressive work. I really like the fur effect onthe wolves- just the right mix of brown and grey.
Cheers Pete, just a bit of back and forth with washes & drybrushing 😉
Such great looking figures are deserving of a great paint job and you’ve certainly delivered on these Alex. Very well done indeed. 🙂
Cheers mate, I really enjoyed these & glad I hit the right note 😊
Super painting! Your blending and shading is first class.
Well, I’d say it’s painterly rather than technically good, but it makes me happy 😊
Top work on both of these. I do like ‘hard mode’ Radukar and although I agree that the cup of blood is a bit OTT you’ve done a lovely job of redeeming it. Belladamma steals the show though, one of the best models in the range and you’ve done her proud (oh and good to see GW can sculpt decent wolves if they put their minds to it…).
Cheers dude, yeah, I wish that there was an alternate hand option for him on the sprue – I could’ve converted him I suppose, but I just didn’t feel like chopping up an otherwise fine mini. Belladamma rocks though, and yeah – decent wolves!!! Who’da thunked it!
Great work here, the fur is really nice, you managed to get so much depth into it, well.done.
Cheers mate, it’s just back and forth with shade and drybrush really, nowt special 😊
Oh wow both are super cool but Radukar is VERY much my cup of tea… or goblet of blood. Sensational
Cheers dude, I can heartily recommend them both as painting projects 😊👍
They both look superb. The way you’ve painted the wolves’ fur is great, they look properly atmospheric.
Cheers mate, I am pleased with they turned out 😊
So GOOD mate ! gotta love the little fellow with the big sword!!
Haha, yeah, optimistic wee bugger eh?
Cheers mate 😊
Another great looking set of Vampires. Great work, mate. :)
Cheers dude 😊