This Month in Miniatures: April 2022 

Hello, I’m Josh and it’s time for our monthly hobby update. This is where I show you everything that I’ve been working on a month to month, so you can follow along with my projects. So without any further ado, let’s kick-off!

The first unit I finished this month was my Orc Warriors for my Middle Earth Battle Companies campaign. I decided to paint these guys yellow to make them stand out from another orc player in the campaign actually. 

At the time of writing, we’re at the halfway point and the Cracked Tooth Clan has expanded by another fighter or two. But compelled as I was to contribute to a campaign, I couldn’t leave these minis as bare plastic. They’re painted primarily with contrast paint and dry brushing to get the job done and what we’re left with is a great battle-ready standard.

The next project I painted was my Frostlord on Stonehorn. This is the second one I’ve painted as part of a wider collection I’m taking to Armies on Parade this year. I started the challenge in January and the collection has grown pretty exponentially since then, with me recently completing my first 2000 points. This mini was an opportunity to show more of my followers how to paint different darker skin tones too.  I had fun experimenting with the different colours that were out there. Here I used a Wraithbone base, followed by a thinned Wyldwood to create dark shadows. Afterwards, I used Gore-Grunta Fur for the flat surfaces and highlighted them with a dry brush of Cadian Fleshtone. I’m pretty pleased with how he turned out and as I’ve mentioned before, finding ways to paint dark skin is new territory with plenty to be discovered! 

Moving onto the Nighthaunt, these minis were picked up on a whim to enter a local painting challenge. Compared to everything else I painted this month, these models were very different, with smooth surfaces, a limited palette and an ethereal vibe. I wrote a whole article on the painting process you’ll be able to read on this very blog if you haven’t already! 

Finally, I completed a unit of Mournfang Cavalry to take the Ogor army all the way up to 2000 Points. It won’t be long before I get to have a game with the army that will make every brush stroke worth it! I left the battleline units until last as a nice breather from the more complicated Stonehorn and it was a welcome respite. The army still has a ways to go, and I have many more checkpoints to complete until Armies on Parade. But the fact that we’ve got the army to a serviceable gaming standard is well worth celebrating in my eyes. Here I tried the Games Workshop recipe of Catachan Flesh – Bloodreaver Flesh – Knight Questor Flesh. Once again in the interest of trying out new recipes for different flesh tones. This one is very easily available on the shelf so if you’re interested in trying out those paints, it’s very accessible. Why not give it a try?

So there you have it, that’s all the miniatures I painted in April. I’ve got some things lined up for May but it’s a little too soon to spoil those!. What about you? Did you get anything fun painted this month? Let me know in the comments or as always, you can contact me on Twitter @PrinceofBielTan.

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