Monday, 14 April 2014

On the Painting Table.... 10mm Wargs

Splintered Light Miniatures make a really nice Dire Hyena model that looks like the large Wargs seen in The Lord of the Rings movies.

I bought a few packs from Splintered Light and decided to paint them up as wild Wargs seen in The Hobbit films.

Here's the first unit of Wargs and a Warg Chief painted and ready to have the bases flocked.

Another, closer look, at the first unit of Wargs. The paint scheme clouds the detail that these fellers have. Using pliers I also moved their paws around a bit in order to provide slight dramatic differences between the two types of models Splintered Light make.

Another close-up showing the Wargs from various angles. The Warg Chief had one of its front paws, which is attached to the base, cut and the model bent with pliers into a more dramatic pose.

The paint scheme (using GW Citadel paints) that I used for this unit of Wargs consisted of the following process:
  • Basecoat in Chaos Black
  • Wetbrush in Scorched Brown
  • Drybrush in Bestial Brown
  • Wetbrush mane and fur behind the legs in Skull White
  • Paint teeth in Skull White
  • Paint eyes and tongue in Red Gore
  • Wash model in Seraphim Sepia shade

Here they are on the battlefield with Angmar forces as a test to see how they compare to the 10mm scale. I think these models work in well with 10mm as Wargs basically are the scale of horses in The Lord of the Rings films. You can see that the Wargs are about the height of the 10mm horses in this image. All I need to do now is flock them. I intend to paint another unit in colours that the Wargs were in The Lord of the Rings movies.

Splintered Light also produce 15mm goblins riding these Dire Hyenas. However the 15mm goblins are too large in my view for 10mm scale. So I have been using some of Copplestone Castings 10mm Orcs cut off the strip as the Warg Riders (more on this in a future On the Painting Table).