Thursday, 9 April 2020

Famous Familiars: Ironclad Imp


Another sunny day in lockdown, and after constructing a temporary greenhouse and getting out a paddling pool for the children I found some time for painting. I chose the Ironclad Imp today, as you can see and really enjoyed painting him up.

Not that he took long. 

Despite his name indicating iron, I decided to give him chaos armour instead. Bright, vibrant colours make more interesting miniatures in my view so I went for blue. Purely because I hadn't used that colour on the Skeletal Minion figure. And, this familiar has a slight chaos armour style vibe anyway. 

The sword was a little more challenging. Long term readers know that I struggle to get a decent metallic silver but I feel I have made a little progress here. Drybrushing, inkwashing and edge highlighting gave the sword a little character along its length and I used a brilliant gold to add contrast on the hilt. 

A fun little figure... and one that really should be in any discerning enthusiasts collection. Painted, of course! 


I had a second go at photographing the Minion too. Still haven't quite got the hang of it so please bare with me... though I feel I have captured the colouring of my paint jobs more successfully this time.

See you soon....

Orlygg

13 comments:

  1. He looks terrific - really great work on what's effectively a 15mm figure!

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    1. Thanks JC - though my eyesight isn't what it used to be, I really enjoy these tiny figures.

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  2. Wonderful to see you back on-line, and a great paint job to boot!

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    1. Opps, you spoke to soon. I have struggled to get anything painted over the last few days. Too hot!

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  4. He looks great! I have a few of these in a box and now I have to find them and get them on the shelf and painted! Well, in the opposite order....

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    1. Good luck in your quest! They are great fun to paint and stretch the imagination a little.

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  6. I really like the blue color on that imp. It fits very well the magical familiar idea.

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