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I would like to start this article by thanking you for visiting goblintraders.net! We're striving to produce an array of content to meet all of your gaming needs. We'll be uploading content covering many topics in gaming, from Tabletop Miniature Games to Collectible Card Games and everything in between.


In the Tabled series, I'll be touching on the area of tabletop gaming that we spend the most time on, other than [hopefully!] playing the games themselves, which is modeling and painting our miniatures. The goal of this series is not to teach anyone to be an award winning painter. I don't possess those skills, but we may have some content in the future to lead you down that road.


The purpose of Tabled is to show you how to quickly and efficiently get your models tabletop ready, and allow you to get more time on the gaming table. In nearly every Tabled article I will take advantage of techniques to speed up the process, such as batch painting, and you'll see that I use a lot of paints from the Games Workshop Contrast Colors line of paints and primers.


Here are the projects I've been working on lately:


Warhammer Underworlds: Sepulchral Guard

Paints Used:

  • Wraithbone (Rattlecan Primer)

  • Blood Angels Red

  • Black Templar

  • Skeleton Horde

  • Aggaros Dunes

  • Basilicanum Grey

  • Gryph-Charger Grey

  • Snakebite Leather

  • Nazdreg Yellow

  • Gore-Grunta Fur

  • Wyldwood

I decided to use Wraithbone as the base coat for this color scheme to try to allow the metal pieces to shine, rather than dull them down with a grey base. I then covered the bones of the skeletons with Skeleton Horde, used Blood Angels Red on any robes or cloth, and used Snakebite Leather for any straps on the models. I used Wyldwood for the shafts of the longer spear and scythe, Black Templar for the handles on the shorter weapons as well as for the hilts of the swords, and used Gryph-Charger Grey for any metallic parts that I wanted to have a silver look. Any areas that I wanted to give a golden color, such as the rims of the shields and certain insignias, I painted using Nazdreg Yellow. The fur around the leader's neck was painted in Gore-Grunta Fur, and the ground and stones were painted using Aggaros Dunes and Basilicanum Grey.

 

Aeronautica Imperialis: Orks

Paints Used:

  • Wraithbone (Rattlecan Primer)

  • Iyanden Yellow

  • Black Templar

  • Blood Angels Red

  • Aethermatic Blue

  • Agrax Earthshade (Shade)

Base coat each plane with Wraithbone primer, then cover most of the body of each plane with Iyanden Yellow. Pick out the mechanical parts of each plane (guns, engine, and pipes) with Black Templar and paint any decorative areas with Blood Angels Red. Use Aethermatic Blue to give the windows and windshield the appearance of reflecting the sky. Finally, since Orks aren't known for keeping their equipment pristine, I covered the entire plane other than the blue areas with Agrax Earthshade to give the plane a dirty look.

 

Warhammer Underworlds: Beastgrave - Primal Lair

Paints Used:

  • Grey Seer (Rattlecan Primer)

  • Basilicanum Grey

  • Skeleton Horde

  • Black Templar

  • Iyanden Yellow

  • Apothecary White

  • Flesh Tearers Red

  • Volupus Pink

  • Aethermatic Blue

  • Warp Lightning

  • Gryph-Hound Orange

  • Blood Angels Red

  • Aggaros Dunes

Although it's unlikely that multiple models from this pack will be on the table at the same time, I wanted to stay consistent with my painting scheme between each model. I used Basilicanum Grey to paint the rock formations on each terrain piece, and used Aggaros Dunes on the models containing dirt sections. The bones were painted with Skeleton Horde and Black Templar, and the pit with tentacles rising from it was colored with Flesh Tearers Red, Volupus Pink, and Black Templar. The smoke and fire rising from the terrain piece in the back was painted using Apothecary White over the Grey Seer base for the smoke and Iyanden Yellow for the flames. The pool of liquid was painted using Aethermatic Blue and Warp Lightning. Lastly, the colorful crystal formation was painted using Aethermatic Blue, Blood Angels Red, Gryph-Hound Orange, Warp Lightning, and Iyanden Yellow.

 

As I mentioned earlier in the article, I will not be attempting to win any competitions with my painting. This was a quick and effective way to allow myself to have table ready models for Warhammer Underworlds, and to give myself an excuse to make airplane noises as I wage war against a friend in a game of Aeronautica Imperialis. All of the paints used in this article, outside of Agrax Earthshade, are part of the Games Workshop Contrast line.


I hope you've enjoyed this submission of Tabled and I hope you'll join us for future updates. Please drop a pic in the comments of any current projects that you'd like to share with us.


I'll leave you with a preview of what you can expect to see in the next update...I plan to finish getting my goblin army ready for Kings of War 3rd Edition!





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