June 29, 2012

Vlad, my first Warcaster

Despite the fact that I will be using Butcher as my first Khadow Warcaster I painted up Vlad. He was assembled on my desk and I had started painting him before I really thought about it. I wasn't sure if I should do him in red or the 5th Border Legion scheme. I figured I needed the practise so I went with the green scheme. I think it worked out well, especially the oversized shoulder pads. I am slowly getting better with the shading part of the scheme. It takes only a few minutes to shade the armour down while the highlighting just isn't as fast. I am not sure why but if I don't spend the time it doesn't look correct.

I think the darker colour of the shade is just that little bit more forgiving. I am unable to shade the dark grey that easily. The colour resists it quite well. I guess because it is already so dark. Highlighting the grey isn't easy and I have found myself easily going really extreme with this colour.

I kept the cloak simple as I am just not good enough at freehand to do anything more extreme than you see here. Geometric designs are fine. Anything more than that and I really struggle. I would love to have been able to do something more impressive on such a large area but I can't. The light killed the shading on the cloak a little but I am pretty happy with it. So the next Warcaster will be the Butcher. I will probably leave him until after the Demolition Corps though.


  1. That's a really nicely painted miniature. Congrats, and look forward to seeing more.

  2. Great looking mini!

    I love Butcher but I think Vlad is definitely much easier to use.

    1. The Butcher is sitting basecoated on my painting table. It will be a while before I get around to him though. I want to get the Demolition Corps finished first and they will be a nightmare to do (motivation wise).

  3. Great looking figure, especially the red cloak, every eye-catching.



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