Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Duelling Paintbrushes: Belated Update

I have actually been painting things for Duelling Paintbrushes 5: Duel of Kings. I've been kind of neglecting the 'show your progress' bit, though, and by 'neglecting' I mean 'completely ignoring'. Better late than never, though: here's the (paltry) results so far:

Ten whole Ghouls. These felt like they took way longer to paint than they should have. The skin is shaded, but it's not showing up here very well (or it's not done very well, one or both).

Some Wraiths. These were done to match the Spirit Hosts from my old Vampire Counts army, which I'm using as Wraiths in Kings of War.

I painted a few extras. With the six 40mm based Spirit Hosts I already had, plus a couple of actual scythe-toting Wraiths to be leaders, this gives me two regiments of KoW Wraiths.

That's pretty much it so far. I don't like my chances of actually finishing everything, but hey. I am working on some more stuff at the moment, which might get done this month:

The first half of a horde of Werewolves. Cleaning them up was a bit of a chore, and they'll need some greenstuff on the shoulders, but they should be quick to paint.
My in-progress mounted Liche King, who's totally not Zarcharias the Everliving. He got booted off his Zombie Dragon by a much classier-looking Vampire many moons ago, but he's found his niche in KoW: spamming Surge and Bane Chant like they're going out of style.


  1. Nice work! The ghouls really remind me of the Talisman ghoul. Which is appropriate.
    You should have made your horde the Wraiths; you'd knock them over in minuites.
    Pardon my ignorace, but where are those warewolves from?

  2. You can only get Wraiths in troops or regiments (boo). I did consider getting some more plastic Flagellants to make another two Wraith troops, though. Anything to avoid painting more Ghouls.

    The Werewolves are from Mantic. They're pretty decent models, though the shoulder joints would probably look a bit odd without some greenstuff. This type of plastic is also a bit heinous to clean, though I'm sort of used to it from some of the WM plastics. The mould lines on these weren't too bad, at least. Hopefully both companies can move to all hard plastic, like Wyrd or GW.

  3. True; we don't need no hordes of wraiths.

    The "restic" that mantic uses is a bit annoying; you can't use poly cement on it. They look like decent figures though. Were they reasonably posable?

    1. Mantic uses Restic as an alternative to metal. They make the models multipart to fit the molds, meaning they are not designed for posing. They have basically zero posability, although in the case of Ogres, you can change weapons and optional parts around.

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