Saturday, January 12, 2013

Saxon Noble Peada ab Aelfgar

 Peada ab Aelfgar - Son of a peasant with an iron liver and a nasty habit of flatulence. And 1st noble of Saxon warlord Ceawlin.
I always have a very hard time photographing white nuances... and this was no different! I tried to go at it with a bit less lighting and I think it helped a lot.
The paint job is fairly straight forward. I undercoated the miniature black with gesso and then gave it a thorough drybrushing all over with Vallejo British uniform brown.

After that I started putting on basic colours and layering up to a sort of highlight... tried to avoid anything too extreme as I've grown a bit weary of the extreme GW highlights these days. I guess the cape is still a bit too highlighted but I think the blue nuance treats it nicely.

I really like the Vallejo model colour series and use that an Humbrol acrylics almost exclusively. I have some metal GW paints that I use as well, but they don't make the octagon bottles any more.

Let me know what you think!


  1. Another wonderful addition to the band - and a great contrast to Adelwealh. Superb work, as always :)

  2. Stunning work !

    Love to see him in a picture with he´s champion...

    Best regards Michael

  3. Nice work, can't wait to see him when he's finished ;-)

    1. Thanks. This would be the finished version though.

  4. Hey Torbjörn, that miniature Looks great, just as cool as the Rest of the bunch.