Monday, 31 December 2012

Dwarves of Tir-Nâ-Bor: Uren’s Son

the first strike is the only one that really hurts

Another one of my painted miniature figures from Rackham's original Confrontation collection. This is one of the fearless heroes of the mighty dwarves of Tir-Nâ-Bor.

This paint work is from a few years ago (my eyes are not what they used to be before, and I need to get a magnifying glass to continue painting), but I have quite a few shots of the painting process, which I hope you will find interesting to follow.

First step was to give the main body part the black base coating, and then start to paint the base colors of the figure. In this case, a good dwarf skin color with some leather strips on arms and legs, plus a greenish tint for the loincloth. 

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Then I took it on finishing the body details. Painting the bones on the hero’s belly, and the troll skull on the front. Cleaning up the feet and all the other torso details.

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Now is the turn of the mighty hero’s mechanical hand. I really like painting parts supposed to be metallic. It allows me to play around with different shades and combine several colors. It is difficult to appreciate on the pictures, but the color mix reflects light in different ways, so when you see it from different angles, it appears to change colors. 

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Some more details of the body with the mechanic hand now attached.

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Now is time to work on the head. Uren’s Son has a complex head. The beard is moving, and the expression is fiery and scary. I like to keep the eyes completely white since I think it gives the figures a bit of a mighty trance-like expression.


On its back, Uren’s Son figure has like a fuel barrel with some mechanical parts to power the mighty metal hand. Again, some more fun with metallic shades.


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Hope you like the paint work. It is in fact an impressive miniature figure. The expression and the movement is remarkable, and I hope the paint does its job helping the mighty presence of one of the most powerful dwarf in the clan. I’ll leave you with a couple of shots of the completed work.

As usual, I invite you to leave your comments and get in touch if you like miniature painting and my work.

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