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Just wanted to share a test-run of a paint scheme for the golems . . . I'm not much of a miniature painter, but games look soooo much better when the minis are painted. With the sub-zero temps locking us all in the house, I gave it a shot:




Not sure what I think about the gold. I thought about gluing a rock in his hand . . . they can throw boulders, after all.
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Looks good to me. Gold has always been the best accent for anything blue.
 
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Looks pretty good to me!
 
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Looks fantastic! Are you planning to keep all of the blue army a bluish hue? If so, that's a great way to go. And gold does look great with the blue.

For mine, I think I'm going to go more by the box art and do them in actual sand tones - light yellow, brown, and reds. I like how there is lightning or something in the cracks. Any tips on doing a white wash that might achieve that effect?
 
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Keeping the army blue? Yes - blue will be the underlying color for all the Daquan figures.

When I drybrushed the figures I didn't use bright white, I mixed a couple drops of my base color with the white to give it a very light tint of the base coat.

But it was a pretty quick paint job.

1. Prime in black.

2. Base coat in a light bluish-purple, trying to leave the deep cracks black where you can.

3. Ink wash the base coat with black ink. You can make you own ink by watering down black paint to a very thin, mostly water consistency.

4. Allow to dry.

5. Drybrush aggressively all over with white with a couple drops of base coat color in it.

6. Paint shoulders, wrists, groin in a bright gold metallic.

7. Paint the shield icons in silver metallic.

8. Paint the eyes and inside the mouth orange.

9. Dress the base. Watered down white glue across the top of the base, dip it in flock, add some rocks and foliage.

I am still toying with the idea of making the cracks red/orange to look like they are made of lava inside, but it might be too much work for too little payoff. This way was really easy.
 
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I was thinking of painting them a stone colour, but I do like the look of yours. Clean and effective. And yes, the gold works.
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I was actually thinking about the color scheme for those as I was getting ready to paint them this weekend. I'm toying with the idea of painting the crevices in between their rock plates an orange-red to simulate hot magma.
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If I ever get around to painting mine, I'll probably leave the bases unmodified. I love finished bases but I want to expand the colors but I still want a common identifier. I'll likely paint the golems a light sandy color with blue accents on armor. Bases will remain their distinctive blue.
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I was actually thinking about the color scheme for those as I was getting ready to paint them this weekend. I'm toying with the idea of painting the crevices in between their rock plates an orange-red to simulate hot magma.


I mentioned that very same thing up-thread. It sounds awesome. But I wasn't sure my painting skills were up to it, and I thought it might take a bit too much work. The hard part is making it "glow" with red in the crevices (almost a neon red) and then highlighting it in bright orange. The crvices are so tiny, I thought it would be a very difficult proposition to pull off well . . . but I would *love* to see your results!

My attempt would look like red cracks between the plates, not actual magma.
 
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I've painted a grand total of one (1) minature in my life, but I'm prepping to paint all my Runewars and BattleLore figures at the moment. I've been thinking about those cracks and crevices and was wondering if you could wash it in orange (or blue/white) on top of the base coat and then dry brush on top of that. Would the borders of the dry-brush and the cracks be too stark that way?

I've got a lot of experimenting to do, but I really want to get that bluish lightning look to the inside of the Golems.
 
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Looks great! But I agree that the gold stands out little too much. You can give a wash of thinned black or brown, then drybrush the excess areas with silver to give it more tarnished look and maybe then some greenish drybrush on flat areas to make it look even tarnishier ;p
Still looks great as it is! Keep on painting mate!
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