Recently I have been painting up a Fantasy Northmen army for Age of Fantasy: Skirmish from One Page Rules – I have had a few requests for how they were done, so here goes.
Figures are from Artisans Guild (https://www.myminifactory.com/users/Artisan_Guild) and were printed on an Elegoo Saturn 2 3d Printer, using Elegoo Standard 8k Resin.
The trick is in the undercoat – I have tried “slapchop” previously and was never happy with it, so after a bit of trial and error (and a conversation with Phil at the club), I settled on the following:
- Spray can undercoat with Citadel Wraithbone
- Wash the entire model with Citadel Agrax Earthshade
- Drybrush the model with Vallejo White, concentrating on the upper surfaces and exposed areas. You do need to allow plenty of the undercoat to show through.
After that, is is more or less a paint by number exercise – I use a rather small brush, and take my time to avoid mistakes. Colours used were as follows:
VX: Vallejo XpressColor
SP: Army Painter Speedpaint 2.0
CC: Citadel Contrast Paint
Skin: Mostly Dwarf Skin (VX) but a couple done with Guilliman Flesh (CC)
Hair: Either Sand Golem (SP) for the gingers, Aggaros Dunes (CC) for the blondes, sometimes with an Agrax Earthshade wash or Runic Grey (SP) for the greys.
Leather: Copper Brown (VX). The Dark Red bits were done with Dusk Red (SP) and the chords with Darkoath Flesh (CC)
Wood: Wasteland Brown (VX)
Bearskin and Fur: Wyldwood (CC)
Wolfskin: Runic Grey (SP)
Blue Cloth: Cloudburst Blue (SP)
Red Cloth: Burnished Red (SP)
Bone, Teeth, Claws: Pallid Bone (SP) (occasionally I did a light sand or ivory highlight using Vallejo acrylics)
Tongue/Mouth: Flesh Tearers Red (CC)
Metallic: either Polished Silver (SP) with a Nuln Oil (Citadel) wash or Hoplite Gold (AP) with an Agrrax Earthshade (Citadel) wash
Stone Jewellery: Burnt Moss (SP)
I use the Artisans Guild printed bases, but give a coat of Vallejo Grey Sand Ground Texture (avoiding the stones and branches).
I use a wash of Aggaros Dunes (CC) for the earth, Burnt Moss (SP) for the rocks and Wasteland Brown (VX) overwashed with Burnt Moss (SP) for the tree stumps (I wanted them to look older).
I then drybrush the earth with Iraqi Sand (Vallejo Model Color) and edge the bases with Tan Earth (Vallejo Model Color).
Finally I add some Army Painter grass tufts and varnish!
That’s it, all fairly simple, but quick to do – I did this army in a couple of weeks.