Back with a brief update on the progress being made on the large group of marauder puff and slash dwarfs that I have been working through. The group has expanded to 33 figures with the addition of a three figures from the classic Marauder Pike Dwarf unit...namely the Leader, Standard Bearer and a trooper.
After being out of town for a week doing some field work I immediately got back to work upon my return.
The first things I accomplished was base coating and highlighting the many Gold bitz on these figures.
After that I added the washes. This mostly consisted of washing the gold bits with a Sepia Wash and the Iron/Steel bits with a Nuln Oil black wash. However I did also add some additional depth to some beards etc with strategically placed washes as well.
And for the final step I painted 65 eye balls (one guy have an eye patch 😀 ), I varnished all figures, and I sanded and painted their bases....including repainting all base edges with fresh black paint.
The last thing I have to do to these figures before I call them DONE is to add the additional basing material (tufts and static grass). To accomplish this task is bite sized pieces I will break this group up and add the figures to their respective units before finishing their bases. You may have noticed that I didn't really finish adding these same bits to my OWAC force so I might as well do them all at the same time...just unit by unit.
Of course the other the thing I have to do is create banners for all the standards in this army...my mortal enemy!
I'm very pleased with how this has turned out...its not technically my best painting...but I think that en masse in their units these guys will look superb on the tabletop. The fact that I was able to complete a group of figures this size in a little over a month is also very encouraging. The big batch did seem like a grind at time...like when I would paint one base color on all the figures for an entire painting session...I would say things like "tonight is Blue night!"...but it is hard to argue with the result...so I will probably do it again!
In coming posts I will start to look at each unit of this army in more detail as I complete basing and banner painting for each of them.
Cheers for now!!