Mantic Forum: Abyssal Halfbreeds

I also finished up the Abyssal Halfbreeds

Time to switch back to the other dwarfs (their blog is here : Bugman's Brewery - Puggimer's Drunk Dwarf Blog) for a little bit (Yes, I'm working on two armies at the same time - both for Adepticon).


  1. JonHay commented 30-09-2012, 04:29 AM
    Fantastic paint job as always, Sir- especially the banner! Incidentally, where did you get the lava bases from or did you make them yourself? J.

    Merlin commented 30-09-2012, 04:37 AM
    Super paint job, my Elves and Dwarves need to set sail one day to point out the error of their ways to these half-breeds.
    Great work and keep us posted on your armies progress.

    puggimer commented 30-09-2012, 03:30 PM
    Thanks. I made the lava bases - pretty simple. 3/8" (that's 5mm for those on the right side of the pond :-) ) cork torn and glued to the base, then sand glued on top for texture. I pinned all the figures to the bases as I cut off the circles they come with, which didn't leave much to glue them with. Undercoat everything black, then a simple two layer drybrush of grey on the tops and sides, and the lava is dark orange, orange, yellow and a tiny bit of white. A little drybrush of yellow on the rocks that face the lava, edge in black and done.

    I like valejo's game color paints - so used Cold Gray (72.050), Stonewall Grey (72.049), Hot Orange (72.009), Orange Fire (72.008), Sun Yellow (72.006), Dead White (72.001) and Black (72.051) for the bases. I'm trying to use a limited pallette for these, and kind of laugh because I'm using more colors on the bases than I do for my 'normal' ones (which usually only have 4 colors + static grass).

    I still haven't decided what to do with the movement trays however - solid black (like the edges of the figures) or add sand and dry brush like the rocks, or even add some lava channels to the trays (though I think adding cork will be overkill on them).

    redfox4242 commented 30-09-2012, 09:43 PM
    I saw your post and your comment here about the lava bases. I very much admire your work. Thanks for sharing pics. Best wishes to you, friend.

    Darklord commented 01-10-2012, 11:49 AM
    Nice work, the banner is especially funky.


    The Other One commented 07-10-2012, 01:06 PM
    Please post a photo of all the units you've painted so far ranked up. I'll bet the combined effect of those bases looks blummin' brilliant!

    puggimer commented 11-10-2012, 10:57 AM
    I'm about to start on the Decimator's - so I'll try to get an 'in progress' shot tonight


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