Around the same time as I was finishing off the Ironguts, I managed to get some paint on my Leadbelchers. They’re characterful miniatures to paint with large areas of different texturing to work on, with particular contrast between the skin, the cannon and the cloth. After a comment from Zebrazach, I made sure to give them a nice bright colour for their bras in order to maximise the difference against the darkness of the metal on the weapon. I have taken on board suggestions from Simonster and Iggykoopa30 about adding static grass to liven up the bases, but I haven’t quite gotten as far as borrowing Furycat‘s supply from him to test it out yet so that’ll have to wait for another post.
Considering the age of my purple paint and ink (at least 20 years) I’m pretty happy with the results I got on the trousers for these Leadbelchers.
Annoyingly, I couldn’t quite get my camera to focus on the Gnoblar properly here, but anyway I took this photo by way of a close up on the fire. There are many highly detailed tutorials out there on how to get amazing results, but my method was simpler. Step 1: paint the entire flame yellow. Step 2: paint the top two thirds orange. Step 3: paint the top third red, leaving some orange visible in the recesses. Not amazing quality, but it is plenty good enough at tabletop distance.
Next on the painting table: the Ironblaster (and some more conversions).