Not too much to say for an intro other than I’ve finished painting my Mollog’s Mob warband for Warhammer Underworlds.
The warband was a lot of fun to paint. I played around with different colors, combos, and techniques. I think I bought more paint while working on this warband than any time previous.
I have also included some videos for each model. I shot those videos just to go over the miniatures in a bit more detail. Trying to diversify!
As I said above, I had fun working on these models. These miniatures are very different than anything I’ve ever worked on.
I just tried to do something different (for me) and have fun doing it. I can’t say all my attempts were a success but I did have fun so I’m good.
I tried mottling on the Batsquig’s wings and that came out OK. It wasn’t how I envisioned it, but I did the best I could and left it alone. I knew too much messing with it would totally ruin everything.
In general I tried to play with a lot of colors on everything. Whether it was using colors I don’t normally use, blending colors together for fun transitions, etc.
Oh, the water for Mollog is Vallejo’s Still Water with some green paint mixed in. Sort of. It started that way but when it dried it shrunk down, as it tends to do.
I added another layer without paint, thinking it would be translucent and the green below would come through. That sort of worked but I wasn’t happy.
I glazed over the translucent layer with Hexwraith Flame, let that dry, then added another thin layer of Still Water with Hexwraith Flame mixed in to try and even it all out. The end result is what you see.
The lesson? Mix up more than you need and set it aside in some air-tight container (to avoid drying) just in case you need it ;)
I use Testors Dullcote as my sealer and there’s something I’ve noticed with it since I’ve been using it. When I seal over areas that were covered in a wash the sealer will dry with a slight sheen to it. Areas that are pure paint will dry dull as can be but over washes you get that sheen.
Does anyone have any tips to avoid that other than not sealing the models? Even as annoying as that is, I’ll continue to seal my miniatures for protection but I’d love to find a solution.
The loyal readers will notice the backdrop is different. I picked this one up a bit ago and thought this was the perfect chance to use it. The purple tones in there really gives a fantasy vibe to the shots (I think).
I have to play a bit more with pictures on the background, but I’ll figure it out in time.
Oh, I snagged this at Hangar 18, where I’ve bought all my backdrops so far. This is their size A-2 backdrop.
I also previously did a review on their backdrops if you’re curious – when I bought the first one.
While I did have fun painting these models, I’m glad to be done. The warband didn’t take up a ton of time, for me anyway, but I was getting frustrated towards the end, plus I have another project I wanted to move on to.
I probably could have spent hours and hours more on Mollog, so many little details, but I just had to wrap it up for my sanity.
There was simply a lot of blending done on this models and experimenting with it. While it’s something I enjoy, it can wear on you after a while.
Oh, if you’re curious about blending then check out my tutorial for it.
I’ve only played a few games with Mollog’s Mob so far but they’ve been fun. It’s a very different style of play than I’m used to and I’m having fun trying to figure them out. I just wish more people were playing in my area.
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