Wednesday, 6 February 2019

From SimonM - "Toon Realms" Lord Rascal The Necromancer & His Icky Spiders (40 Points)

This "cartoon scale white metal figure" of Lord Rascal The Necromancer is produced by “Lucid Eye Publications” and can be bought from the company's "Toon Realms" range. "Provided with one 30mm display base" and sculpted by Steve Saleh, this nefarious magic-user is set to be the lead villain of my 'Lord Of The Toons' project using the "Dragon Rampant" rule-set.

Capable of firing lightning bolts from his very fingertips, the figure was initially primed with "Citadel" Abaddon Black and later heavily dry-brushed using some "Vallejo" Heavy Charcoal. I then applied some “Citadel” Ironbreaker to the Summoner's staff, and washed both his robes and metal pole with Nuln Oil in order to darken them down.
Due to wanting this wizard to appear close to death himself, I painted his flesh using a combination of “Citadel” Rakarth Flesh and Reikland Fleshshade, and subsequently 'highlighted' his fingers, toes and facial features with a bit more Rakarth Flesh. Originally, I had been considering painting Lord Rascal's eyes red, but then felt that "Vallejo" Dead White would probably provide him with something akin to the look of a Nosferatu instead.

Lastly, I thought it would be quite nice to paint his unholy staff's skull in exactly the same way as I've previously painted his Skeleton Swordsmen and spear-carrying Warriors; almost as if to suggest what happens to those Undead soldiers who anger him greatly. As a result the unfortunate head was pigmented using "Vallejo" Dark Sand, heavily washed in "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade and finally dry-brushed using both (more) "Vallejo" Dark Sand, as well as Dead White.
In addition to Lord Rascal, I have also painted seven of his Icky Spiders. Six of these metal horrors were rather simplistically painted using a double undercoat of "Citadel" Abaddon Black, an enthusiastic dry-brush of "Vallejo" Heavy Charcoal, and a wash of "Citadel" Nuln Oil. However, as I wanted one to stand-out on the tabletop as the Lesser Warbeasts' leader, kept one miniature separate from its plastic lipped base until after I had painted it using a combination of "Vallejo" Dead White and Pale Grey. Only once the eight-legged arthropod was fully-painted did I pin it to an already finished stand.

All the crawling critters' eyes were 'picked out' with "Vallejo" Heavy Red, and glazed using a splash of "Citadel" Bloodletter. All their fangs were layered in "Vallejo" Dead White" and shaded with a dab of "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade.
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The Toon peril grows apace... 40 points for the Necromancer and his arachnid servants, well done Simon!

Ev

18 comments:

  1. Nice work on Lard Rascal and his spider minions, very toonish. The white spider is kinds cute actually!

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    1. Thanks very much Peter. Glad the white spider catches the eye :-)

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  2. A fun set of figures to paint. The necromancer is nice and grim, and his spider horde looks awesome too.

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    1. Cheers StuartL. This is definitely the year of "Toon Realms" for me currently.

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  3. nice job, love the spiders, you can never have too many spiders

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  4. Great work on your necromancer and his spiders!
    Best Iain

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  5. I've never seen spiders that look this cute!

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  6. Icky....but as Noel says, cute. Well done!

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