After all those bloody Harlequins, something a bit easier.
Wiggles and Lilly are freebies that came with the RBJ Games Squealers kickstarter I backed in December 2020. They were delivered in March last year and have been in a box ever since. Happily, they're all primed and ready to be painted, and I kicked off with the warlock.
I'd already decided on going with mainly green/brown/tan shades for the Squealers as I'm kind of done with bright colours for the time being, so I began Wiggles with a basecoat of Heavy Skintone all over his clothes. Chocolate Brown was perfect for his belt, shoes and collar, and I've decided to do all the leather on the minis using this colour. I used Burnt Umber for Wiggles' coat, highlighted with Mahogany Brown and Flat Earth.
I debated doing his hat in blue, but went all Gandalf with Mechanicus Standard Grey and Ash Grey, shaded with Nuln Oil. Oh, so easy.
I tried to recreate the pinkish skin tones I used on Porkchop back in June. It was based with Brown Rose and washed with Reikland Fleshshade, and then highlighted with a mix of Pink and Brown Rose. I added a bit of Basic Flesh to lighten it a bit, then painted his nose Pink with some added White.
Wiggles' staff is English Uniform over Japanese Uniform, and the pumpkin was based with Heavy Orange before getting a coat of Bright Orange. The three jar things on his belt are Cavalry Brown highlighted with Red Leather, and his teeth are Ivory.
Lilly, his frog familiar, was an absolute joy to paint because she's just a fun little figure. After basecoating her with Heavy Black Green she was painted Park Green Flat, shaded with Biel-Tan and highlighted with Light Green and a touch of Goblin Green. The stone she's sitting on is Stone Grey, Seraphim Sepia and some Silver Grey.
I made all 11 bases for these figures in advance, and so I kept it pretty simple. They're all modelling paste with some sand glued on, painted Caliban Green, washed with thinned Druchii Violet and drybrushed with a mix of Caliban Green and White. I added a small tuft and some purple flowers to Wiggles', and I'll do the same to the rest.
I'm hoping to get some of the Squealers done this week, so stay tuned!