Friday, September 20, 2013

Mordheim - Estalian Scout and Luccini Tileans

The Mordheim/renaissance warbands are almost done. Finished of a Tilean scout and started my Luccini warband that also will be used as renaisssance Napolitans. Enjoy.









Non metallic metal armor in three steps

Welcome back,

Here's a tutorial about having armor in non-metallic metal in a few steps. At first NMM (non metallic metal) looks difficult, but I can assure you that with a little practice it goes fast and easy. NMM has the advantage to follow the highlights as you did put them on the miniature totally. Real metal has a tendency to pick up real light reflection, giving some times a strange result on the tabletop. Also, the NMM technique explained in this article, has a more illustrative overall sight about it.

Step 1 : The whole armor has to be painted in dark grey. Just leave the interstices in black base-coat. If you want to go real fast on this, a good dry-brushing technique will do it.


Step 2 : In the second step, it's really important to use your spotlight. Choose a side from where you want the light to reflect (preferably frontal/above). You can use the reflection of the spotlight to guide you and simply copy it with your paint (in this case levels of lighter grey). Per definition, it's right the same as any highlighting procedure.


Step 3 : Pick up the final lights with pure white. Again, you'll look at the reflection of the spotlight and put white spots of white where the light shines the most on the model. For chain mail, a dry brush from up to down will do.


Keep in mind this is more a fast painting technique, but it works very well. Hope you liked the tutorial and have fun. Cheers !

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Hybrid - Clones and Abomination

Hi to all,

Here are the laboratory guys from the basic box. I didn't want to use too much colors on these guys to keep a dark feel. Also, it speeds up the painting (always good if you like to play). Hope you like it.






Thursday, September 12, 2013

Estalian Mordheim warband - great sword and pilgrims

Here's the next step of the Estalien warband. I've just finished my greatsword to form a tercio with the other finished spanish troops and a unit of Santa-Jacques de Compostella Pilgrims (still old  GW models). Their shelves were converted with green stuff. Hope you like it.




Monday, September 9, 2013

Estalian Gang - First step

Working on something new at the moment. An Estalian Mordheim gang that also will be used as Spanish for war of religion skirmish games with a little fantasy twist.





Saturday, September 7, 2013

Cardgame Wolf Pack

Adobe Indesign is a great program to make flyers, banners, pages, ...
Way back in 2010, Thibo was developing a cardgame
just for fun based on the "Battle of the Atlantic", which inspired me to create the following tri-fold pocket leaflet and cards.

Dépliant et cartes créés avec Adobe Indesign pour un jeu de cartes basé sur la Bataille de l'Atlantique. 

 
 Tri-fold pocket leaflet (back)

      Tri-fold pocket leaflet (front)


Allies cards: 





As for the differences in the card borders, I did a few experiments according to strict requirements for printing. 

 Axis card:


The original paintings can be found here:

http://thenutoncave.blogspot.be/2012/05/wolf-pack-paintings-for-cardgame.html

Thanks for taking a look. Any comments are welcome!
X-Tine

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Hybrid - Inquisition

Hi to all,

These are my inquisition troops for Hybrid (most of the time) and Alkemy/Confrontation. The Rackham models are always a pleasure to paint. I hope you enjoy them as I did with the painting.