Paladins

Paladins

from Mantic Games
Paladins
Paladins
Paladins
Paladins
Basilean Warband
Basilean Warband
Sisterhood
Sisterhood
Sergeants
Sergeants
Sergeants
Sergeants
Sisterhood Scouts
Sisterhood Scouts
Sisterhood Scouts
Gur Panthers
Gur Panthers
Dictator
Abbess
Abbess
Ogre Guard
Ogre Guard
Dictator
Men at Arms
Men at Arms




This was the first Kings of War: Vanguard warband I put together and painted up. Gotta have a baseline generic human faction in any game to some measure of 'normal', and these guys are it.
Most of the models have pretty good detail, especially the Abbess, Dictator, and Ogre Palace Guard, all parts of the Warband Booster.
The material is a very hard plastic, which I'm not a fan of. Difficult to work with. Even the basic units were many parts, which meant mould lines galore.

Assembly:

Assembly took a while. So many little parts meant a lot of mould lines, and the super hard plastic didn't make it easy to remove them, either.
Limbs mostly all fit together, so I didn't need to use any milliput or anything, although I probably should have on the panthers.

Paint:

Primed with Badger Stynlrez primer, brushed on.
Miniatures painted purley in oils. Mostly Winsor & Newton Winton line. Weapon and armor done with Gamblin metallic oil paint. The Paladins and Sergeants I did non-metallic metal, but switched to real metallic paint on everything else. NMM can look really good from very limited angles. And since these are meanth to be played with, the illusion breaks more often than not.
Took a couple hours for the men-at-arms, then another couple hours per duo.
This was my first time attempting free-hand cloak designs in oils. It was all done wet-on-wet. Didn't have a problem with coverage, or painting, just tried out several different patterns to see how they looked. The banner was initially planned out way too compolicated for such a small area, so I simplified it greatly on the fly.
Sealed with some matt varnish from Reaper Miniatures.

Base:

Custom made with a combination of flocking mixes from Luke's APS and craft store crackle paste (Golden brand).
After it was dry, the dirt and crackle bits were easily colored with watered down Daler & Rowney acrylic inks. The pourous nature of the gravel and crackle paint really let it lap up the inks. Then they were drybrushed very lightly with some highlights.
Grass tufts from World War Scenics.