Sunday, 11 July 2021

Painting the Vargskyr and Zombies

The parade of Undead on my painting desk marches on: these past two weeks I managed to finish the Vargskyr as well as the Zombies from the Cursed City box. While painting the Zombies I also started painting Gorslav. I also build a few more miniatures, among them a conversion for a mounted Isildur.

Vargskyr leading Deadwalkers
Pict 1049: Vargskyr leading Deadwalkers
Pict 1050: Vargskyr
Pict 1051: Vargskyr
First up has to be my Vargskyr. I love the model – very imposing and menacing, just right to take some nice pictures of him. He uses pretty much the same colours as the batswarms, only a bit more involved with blending on the larger surface.

Deadwalker Zombies
Pict 1052 - Deadwalker Zombies
At first I was unsure, how to paint the (un)dead skin of these Zombies – I could have imagined using more muted colours on the clothing and chaning the skintones. But in the end I went with the bright and colourful clothing to make them stand out. The jumping of point for this was the sculpt of one of the female Zombies with the headdress. I simply had to paint her inspired by the Girl with the Pearl Earring by Vermeer. So while I was at it, I looked at other paintings of Vermeer's and painted the other dresses accordingly.

Gorslav the Gravekeeper (WIP)
Pict 1053: Gorslav the Gravekeeper (WIP)
Lastly here is a quick WIP of Gorslav the Gravekeeper. He is ready for highlighting, but I'm not quite sure if I like his solid black robes. I'll have to see, how they look when I highlight them but for now they are to clean! After finishing him, I have only the big villains and the heroes left to – I'm still undecided but I might do the Korsargi Nightguard next.