Thursday, December 8, 2011

Barbarian Archer and Torolf's Warband

Here is the last member to join Torolf's warband – a female barbarian archer.

"Kara, Female Archer" from Reaper

Torolf's warband should now be ready to go off hunting Brogg's Kabad'zem.

Barbarian Warband for Song of Blades and Heroes
Torolf: Barbarian Leader (Q3/C3, Fearless, Leader, 66 pts)
One Barbarian Shaman (Q4/C1, Fearless, Magic-User, 35 pts)
One Barbarian Archer (Q3/C3, Fearless, Shooter-Med., 44 pts)
Four Barbarian Warriors (Q3/C3, Fearless, 4 x 36 pts)
Total: 289 points


  1. Great look group there but I hope the female archer can stay out of hand to hand combat, she seems to be lacking armor :)

  2. Thanks Dan -- I like to delude my politically correct conscience by telling myself it's okay as long as the men are inadequately armored, too. :)

  3. lolol, on the men being inadequately armed, as well. Nice work on the painting.

    Thanks for coming by for the Who am I? Quiz. It's been awhile since I did one but when I saw that episode, I had to post it.

  4. I wish I had the attention span and skill to handpaint minis

  5. Nice work my friend but she must be cold!

  6. Very nice. I really like your painting style, both on these and your WWII minis.

    How are you doing the black lining?

    And,if you don't mind sharing, what paint are you using for the flesh?

  7. All: Thanks!

    Danjou: Thanks -- the black lining is actually a "trick" of sorts. I simply prime the entire figure in black paint (it's very important to get it deep in all the little nooks and folds -- this allows you to simply leave some hard-to-get spots unpainted, as they just show up as shadow). Then I actually paint around the bits I want to leave outlined. This is not as hard as it might seem, and it has a couple of advantages -- the first being that since I leave a thin space of black between areas of different color, I almost never accidentally "slop" one color onto another (reducing touch-up time significantly); secondly, from a distance, the detail stands out a bit more, because the outline is somewhat exaggerated. I did not invent this technique, of course, but I unfortunately can't remember where I learned it -- I'd love to give the right person credit.

    For the flesh, I simply use Vallejo's 70815 "Basic Skintone."