Friday, June 8, 2018

Grenadier Armoured Warrior

May was very busy for me and I missed my monthly post, but I hope to make up for it this month.

For some reason I had an itch to paint some sort of classic fantasy knight, and I ended up going with Grenadier's #8130 Armoured Warrior from Julie Guthrie's Fantasy Personalities II line. 

I'm fairly happy with him, although he is a bit dark.  This may be due to the fact that I primed him grey and not my usual white prime.  I really like Julie Guthrie's work for Grenadier.  Great line of figures in my opinion.

I struggled with the freehand on the shield.  I wanted it to look hand painted on wood, and I guess I achieved that, but it was tough painting on such a small surface.  I've always been impressed by other painters' ability to paint amazing little shields and banners, but I usually avoid it myself.

In my imagination he'll be part of an army with green, white, and brown heraldry, but in reality I am unlikely to fulfill that project, at least any time soon.  There are plenty of other things filling up my painting queue though, so stay tuned.


  1. Lovely work! The shield is bosting! The armour has lots of nice surfaces that you have picked out really well.