Painting the command group for the Bulls (or Ogres as they’re now known) of the Little Death tribe means that finally I have actually completed a unit for this army as I use it on the table top (if you exclude the Ironblaster, a unit of one). I might end up expanding them later as they haven’t been amazing for me at six-strong, but they give me options in the Watchtower scenario [edit: I can’t read. You can’t start monstrous infantry in a Watchtower]. Anyway, I’d need to buy some more miniatures for that.
The Crusher looks a bit funny since the Mournfang Cavalry head adorning her is looking right for some reason. I like to think she’s bitching to the musician about something the standard bearer said.
In my experience, white, black and yellow are the three hardest colours to paint and get to look good. It’s been a while since I tried, and (surprise) nothing has changed since then. The yellow clothes on the musician still look just as dire at they would have done 20-odd years ago when I first started painting. What is it about yellow that makes it so hard to get decent coverage? I did this over a base of light brown to help, which I think makes something of a difference. I’ve even tried looking at some tutorials on-line, but they all involve either hundreds of steps to achieve a passable result, or require some actual talent on the part of the painter. Anyway, it passes the ‘table top test’ which is what matters to me.
Regular readers of this blog will not have failed to notice that I am very bad at painting freehand on banners. Luckily, my two chosen armies (Beastmen and Ogre Kingdoms) are both primitive, artless cultures. So my lack of talent can be passed off as a conscientious following of the army fluff. Originally, I was just going to do the Maw symbol on the banner, but I made it ridiculously small so I’ve tried to turn it into an Ogre-style depiction of the comet that becomes the Maw, just before it devastates the Ogre Kingdoms forever.
Next on the painting table: some Malifaux stuff. In the meantime, here’s the whole unit in all its glory.