Some Estalian arquebusiers painted recently. Painted in the style of the soldiers from the famous Mike McVey diorama made for the release of the Lizardmen. I will post some scans of that shortly.

The back row


Colours used:

The model was base coated, then the whole model apart from the ruffs, sleeves, and any other bits that would be pure white, was washed with a mix of GW Flesh Ink thinned out with GW Lahmian Medium, water, dishwashing liquid, and GW ‘Ardcoat (gloss varnish).

Skin: Dwarf flesh washed   as above, then highlights with Dwarf Flesh, Elf Flesh, then Elf Flesh with white added, up to a final highlight of pure white.

Red: GW Scab Red highlighted with GW Evil Sunz Scarlet, then Evil Sunz Scarlet mixed with GW Blazing Orange up to pure Blazing Orange

Yellow: GW Sunburst Yellow mixed with GW Lamenters’ Yellow (Ink/Wash/?) and GW Skull White then more and more white added to highlight after the wash.

Buff sleeves and hose: Foundry Buff Leather triad, with white added for the final highlights.

White Hose: Foundry Canvas triad.

White: White zenithal undercoat. GW Asumen Blue Ink painted into folds and recesses, the GW Skull White to highlight.

Leather pouches &c.: Coat d’Arms Barbarian Leather with white added to highlight. GW Bestial Brown with white added to highlight used for variation if needed.

Gold: GW Brazen Brass then GW Shining Gold.

Metal: GW Boltgun Metal then GW Mithril Silver

Firearm stocks: Bestial Brown or Barbarian Leather then fine lines of Foundry Canvas, GW Bleached Bone, Foundry Buff Leather added.

Black lacquered armour: GW Chaos Black, highlighted GW Fortress Grey. After varnishing, GW ‘Ardcoat applied to re-gloss.

Pinstripes(hose): fine lines of GW Asurmen Blue.


Infuriatingly, I only realised when varnishing them that I had forgotten to paint the pinstripes on their hose. The only one who got pinstripes was the test figure. Oh well, c’est la vie; I have 20 more, plus command figures, to paint so when they are all done these ones without the pinstripes will just add to the variety….


13 thoughts on “Estalians

  1. Well done!

    They remindme dioramas from ~5 ed WFB, times where I was starting the hobby adventure.
    Brings back lots of warm memories.

    Thanks for the time travel! 😉

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  2. Lovely.

    That diorama was on display at Warhammer World the last couple of times that I was there.

    I don’t know if you have seen it or not, but it’s great to see those evocative pieces right in front of you.

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    • Thanks, Cheetor.
      Warhammer World is still in the bucket list, but when I do go the main thing I want to look at is the old Mike McVey stuff. The newer and much larger displays hold much less interest (though I’d still like to see them to be fair).

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