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The Pumpkin Patch - part two painting

Following on from my earlier post The Pumpkin Patch - part one construction, here I show how I painted this simple piece of Flintloque themed terrain.The groundwork was painted in a custom-mix of Beasty Brown and Charred Brown from Vallejo then drybrushed with a slightly lighter mix of the same colour. The small section of stone wall was painted in muted grey, drybrushed with Beasty Brown to show the texture and blend it into the ground colour.The green scrub was painted in various greens, starting with a dark green and subsequently highlighting up to a yellow-green to show the texturing of the man-made foliage used to model the scrub.I picked out odd stones in grey which were highlighted with white.Then 'washed' the whole base with Games Workshop Sepia and Black washes to exaggerate the sculpted detail.The pumpkins were painted orange. I started with a brown-orange base, then Hot Orange from Vallejo and highlighted with yellow mixed with the Hot Orange before adding a small green stalk to each one.

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The Pumpkin Patch - part one construction

This latest On-Line Build shows how a chance purchase in a charity shop led to a new piece of Flintloque themed terrain.The Pumpkin Patch part one the construction.I saw this box of seeds for sale in a charity shop earlier this year and at just £1.00 for the whole box, I thought I could use some of the seeds to build a small piece of terrain. As the box sat on my computer desk, my daughter asked if I was going to build a pumpkin patch and just two days later I have finished it.The image above shows the box of seeds - quite a few, in fact enough for a whole farm of pumpkins!The seeds vary from 9mm to 20mm across and look just like miniature pumpkins.I cut out a base from 3mm thick plastic card and chamffered the edges with a snap-off bladed knife before sanding the edges smooth. I have also scored the surface, as I feel this gives a better 'key' for the DAS.Next, I added DAS modelling clay which was added over dilute PVA glue.The small wall section was constructed from individual pieces of blue foam glued in p

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A Witchlands Hovel for Flintloque

A Witchland HovelThis tutorial was first published on Barking Irons Online. However since BIO closed this (as well as other tutorials) had been lost to the internet. I have reproduced it here as originally presented.My latest Modelling Masterclass features a simple Witchlands Hovel, the sort of wooden structure that could be found all over the undead frozen Steppes.  The model owes much to various postings on The Lead Adventure Forum and some images I found on e-bay. It is therefore not an original design. However with a growing Witchlands Undead Army I felt that it was about time I build another undead themed terrain pieces.ConstructionAs with most of my modelling projects it started with a simple sketch scaled for the slightly larger Flintloque miniatures. The sketch also shows a larger Russian style, log or wooden church which could easily be built using the same techniques and materials.I wanted the sub-assembly to be robust and after transferring the dimensions on to corrugated cardboard I glued the

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Headless Zombies another 'lost' article this time from 2011

Headless Zombies – (how I built and painted them)By Tony HarwoodHalloween 2011 saw the publication on Barking Irons Online of a short story and gaming scenario written by me called Headless Zombies however Barking Irons Online has been closed-down and although some of the stories can be found on Orcs in the Webbe not everything has been moved-over.For full details of all three parts go to this link, this link and this link.The story was initially intended for the Tales from the White Liar short story series, but as the idea grew I decided that I would expand it to a longer story and three linked gaming scenarios for Flintloque/Deadloque.I suggested that Craig edited the story and gaming scenarios and then publish them for Halloween 2011 on Orcs in the Webbe which he agreed to do. In addition I decided that I would model a couple of Headless Zombies – both for my own amusement and to illustrate the Halloween Special.The operation was simple – just ‘Off with their Heads!’ &nbs

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Goblin Cacadores from December 2012

This article/tutorial was originally posted on Orcs in the Webbe way back in December 2012, but due to computer glitches and issue with OITW image hosting, the article and the images were lost to the Webb. I have reproduced the article here.ooOOooThis group of Goblins was inspired by a recent e-bay auction from billybonesworkshop. I came across these beautifully painted Flintloque Goblin Cacadores for sale and thought that it was about time I painted my own group of goblins which had been residing in my box of unpainted miniatures for years. I do not intend this short article to be a full painting tutorial or even a blow-by-blow account of how I have painted them, more an example of how a simple e-bay image inspired me to complete a long dead (and buried) miniature painting project.I had a squad of eight Flintloque Algarvey Cacadores, some partially painted some mounted on to 2p coins and some just bare metal castings.  I even had some conversions – quite a miss-matched group.My first job was to properly

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On-Line Build. A Quartet of Goblins from December 2012

 First published back in December 2012 on Orcs in the Webbe. This particular article was badly corrupted and had lost many of the original images I though it was time to update it and include it on these pages. For full details of the original see this linkoo00ooTo supplement my existing collection of Goblin Cacadores and to include some additional Goblins for the soon to be released Bridge on the River Que update, I ordered a pack of 1st Cacadores (53001) from Alternative Armies. This is a record of how they were based and painted.The four Goblins arrived quickly and very well packed.The castings were very crisp and although they did need some minor cleaning up - I was very impressed by the quality.Throughout this tutorial I will be showing step-by-step images of both the whole group of four Goblins and this particular miniature in the hope that it will make things a little clearer for the viewer.After the castings had been cleaned up and odd pieces of metal flash had been removed, I sanded the bas

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Olde Nosey - part eight

Now that the varnishing has been completed and I have added some static grass tufts - Olde Nosey is finally finished. I used Gloss Varnish as a first coat then Galleria Matt Varnish over the top before adding gloss to the metal fittings.It's been a while since I have enjoyed converting and painting a Flintloque miniature so much and this model has been great therapy. I know that I'll never win any awards for painting figures, but I get a great deal of satisfaction from painting as well as a nice relaxing hobby. I can see more On-Line Builds coming in the future.The final image shows Olde Nosey alongside a painted RifleOrc to show scale.Tony

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Olde Nosey - part seven

The 2p coin base has been painted in a close approximation of the old GW Snakebite Leather colour which I mixed up myself. This has then been drybrushed with a slightly lighter tone and individual stones picked out in grey. Prior to this image being taken, I have 'washed' the whole base with a dark Sepia wash to add some shadows around the miniatures feet and stones.The next steps will be varnishing and then adding some static grass.Tony

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Olde Nosey - part four

Another quick update, this time showing how I have painted the huge bicorne and its decoration. The base colour was a very dark grey (I don't like using pure black) with mid grey highlights and dark washes. the detailing was layered-up - base, mid highlight, then highlight before taking these images.I also took this opportunity to tidy-up the facial details (and add off-white eye detail) as well as basecoating the boots.More to follow.Tony

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Olde Nosey - part three

The first areas of real colour were the flesh areas of the face and hands. The base was a Snakebite Leather or Barbarian Leather colour (self mixed as my supplies of GW's Snakebite Leather are well gone) with highlights from the same colour with added cream or ivory craft paints. Once the area had been painted I sealed them with some Galleria Matt Varnish before adding a couple of flesh washes.Prior to this image being taken, I had added a couple of small dots of lighter flesh to the end of the nose, the tips of the fingers and the knuckle joints. I have also tidied up the black areas something that I don't regularly do, but for this tutorial or on-line build, I thought it was worth it.Earlier posts can be found here and here.Tony

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Olde Nosey for Flintloque

It has been some time since I featured an On-Line Build thread- so here is my latest customised Flintloque figure. Olde Nosey.The metal miniature is a mix of two figures; Olde Nosey from the Flintloque boxed set Sharkes Victory (5004) and the Officer figure from The Orc Guard Infantry set (54510).The Guard officer was cut with a jewellers saw from his right shoulder to the left waist while Olde Nosey had the same surgery. The two pieces were pinned and joined before the gaps were filled and detailed with green stuff. I have added some additional buttons and cuffs, but the conversion was quite simple to do and gives a unique looking character model.As usual I have mounted the figure onto a 2p coin and built up the groundwork with Milliput before adding some sieved sand over PVA glue. I prefer basing my miniatures in this way for three reasons, Firstly; it gives the figure some weight, some added bulk.Secondly; I find it much easier to hold when based.Thirdly; I don't like to base my mini's after they are paint

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