Sunday, July 18, 2010


Two posts in one day...well, it was a busy weekend!

So, I immediately dove into the Lizardmen battalion box and started assembling the Saurus Warriors unit. Here are four of the figs (command plus one spearman...umm, spearlizard).

I got the twenty-man unity assembled, based and primed. Shields were kept separate until the end.

By this evening I had eight of the 20 completed. Pretty standard paint scheme for GW lizardmen, but I want to keep it simple for the first unit until I get used to the figs and the way they paint up.

Yes...the Kursk tank project has been shunted off to the sidelines once again, but I really want to get a WFB army painted and on the table for a game. Everyone says the new rules are great, and I want to find out for myself!

'Til next time.


  1. They look awesome (and nice, fast progress!), I can't wait to fight this army. I guess between you and Robin I'll be getting a lot of Lizardmen practice. I posted 30 ghouls on my site if you want to check'em out :)

  2. Minijunkie,

    Will do...right away! Thanks for the encouragement.

  3. Wow. Another amazing paint job!

  4. Great job on the textures! I especially admire how you painted the scales of the lizardmen. Do you brush them dry?

  5. Storyteller,
    I usually do a "wet brush" method, which is just dry brushing technique with a little bit of watered down paint. Then there is often a little traditional drybrush on top of that.

  6. @Kevin:
    Do I get this right? You water down the paint, brush the model and let the paint flow into the cleavings? I don't know if "cleaving" is the right term, because I'm no native english speaker.

    So I havn't heard anything about the "wet brush" method. Is there a link to some kind of description or guide? I Couldn't find something usefull via google.

    Thank's a lot!

  7. Storyteller,

    Wetbrushing is just drybrushing, but with a little bit of wet paint on the brush. You don't want heavy coverage, and you absolutely don't want the paint to run at's just to get smoother coverage than you'd get with a dry brush.

    Think of it as just a variant of the drybrushing technique...same anticipated result, but with a little bit smoother coverage.

  8. Ah, I get it. Thank's for the advice. :-)

  9. Don't know if I will get a response since quite some time has passed, but what colours did you use to paint these Saurus?

    Can I find a tutorial somewhere to come to a result like this?

  10. Akylos:
    This was a while ago, but to the best of my recollection...Saurus:
    1) Prime white.
    2) Wash black.
    3) Wash dark blue.
    4) Wet-brush blue.
    5) Dry-brush light blue.
    6) Details.
    Does that help?

    1. I'll try this for the next batch. Thank you very much.