I've talked previously about how I don't particularly like the models as provided by GW, and did my best to add some variety to their poses and alter their appearance before I painted them. Nevertheless, when I sat down to paint them, I found myself scratching my head a bit. I painted all the armour (ie, basically the whole model) and then picked out the gold detailing, but the unit looked pretty bland and I didn't feel like it would match the brighter colours of the rest of my army at all. So I started experimenting with adding some spot colour.
|6 painted Dwarf Irondrakes with random splotches of colour.|
|I don't think the armoured skirts were the most effective place for the colour, but I won't go back and undo it.|
|After the helmets, I think the coloured arm guards were the next most effective thing.|
Hopefully I will knock the remaining Thunderers over in the next couple of days, and then I can get on with painting another 10 of the Irondrakes. Maybe then the Miners. Or the characters. Oh, man...