Untamed Beasts – Part 3

Work on the Untamed Beasts continues apace. Before I moved on to any of the other members of the warband I wanted to finish off the missing members of the “rank and file” – the final plainsrunner and the second preytaker.

First of all here’s the plainsrunner.

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With him complete he’s ready to join his new pals and go in search of some beasts.

Untamed Beasts Warcry Wudugast (9)

Secondly I wanted to paint the other preytaker. These are the tougher warriors of the tribe, as opposed to the considerably weedier plainsrunners, and it shows in their macho fighting stances.

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Again, here he is next to his previously completed brother in arms.

Untamed Beasts Warcry Wudugast (8)

With these done I’m going to take a quick break to tackle a couple of other projects (that ogre breacher from the Iron Golem is just too tempting to ignore any longer) then I’ll get back to the warband and wrap up the rest of them.


25 responses to “Untamed Beasts – Part 3

  • Alex

    Brilliant mate, I love how you’re going about this warband – bravo!

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! I’m really enjoying how quickly and enjoyably the warband is coming together, I’m starting to think that Warcry warbands are just the right size as a small project, big enough get your teeth into but still quick and easy to paint up.

  • theimperfectmodeller

    They all look great but I must say I do love the butcher Preytakers.

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! Hmmm – I’ve only just noticed that butcher (as in ‘more butch’) is the same word as butcher (as in ‘one who chops up meat’). These Preytakers of course could be either!

      • theimperfectmodeller

        Perhaps if I had said “butcher butchers” that would have cleared up any confusion? Having “a good butchers” is also slang for having a good look at something. With hindsight I ought to have said “I’ve just been having a good butchers at your butcher butchers and they look great” 😉

  • imperialrebelork

    I love the scarring. I also really like the contrast of the boned weapons against the blue and dark skin. Really nice mate

  • Pete S/ SP

    Fantastic- love the Plainsrunner.



  • mcmattila

    Just echoing the others, but your color scheme is great!

    Can I ask you what colors you used for the skin? It looks different to what I used on my Varras some time ago (the new gw dark skin triad). I wouldn’t mind learning other recipes for dark skin as well, as there are plenty of light ones already!

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! Good job you asked because you made me go and double check which paints I’d used (and most importantly write it down!) before I find myself sitting with a half-finished miniature in six months time trying desperately to remember what I did. Someday I’ll learn that this is not the way…

      Anyway, the recipe is; base coat of Rhinox Hide – layer of Dryad Bark on the muscles – highlight of Baneblade Brown – Done. Nothing fancy but I reckon it does the job. Quite agree, I too suffer from a lack of go-to dark skinned recipes in my vocabulary, these are actually the first time I’ve really explored painting dark skin in any depth. To my embarrassment I have more recipes in mind for green skin than anything dark and human – something I must rectify to give myself some range. 🙂

      • mcmattila

        Cheers! Looks like I might finally buy dryad bark and baneblade brown.

        I’m also quilty of not jotting down recipes as often as I should, but I think with organic materials such as skin it’s not vital to do the whole army with the exact same recipe. If you happen to forget the original recipe, you get some nice variety!

  • patmcf

    The skin colouring mate is so good ,just love these guys, well done.

  • backtothehammer

    These really are excellent models, probably my favourite overall warband and I love the colour scheme you’ve gone with. I echo mcmattila on wanting to know the method for the skin.

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! Yeah, they weren’t my favourites to begin with (nothing against them, I was just grabbed by some of the more unusual stuff like the Corvus Cabal and the Unmade) but they’ve really grown on me as I’ve been painting them, the more I look at them close up the more they impress me.

      The recipe for the skin is; base coat of Rhinox Hide – layer of Dryad Bark on the muscles – highlight of Baneblade Brown. Really the Rhinox Hide does 9/10ths of the work, the other colours just add definition to it.

  • Thomas

    Excellent work yet again. They really have that savage warrior feel that their name entails.

    Your painting of the skin is top notch. Top notch.

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! I really wanted to play up the feral quality as much as possible. Glad you like the skin, it’s my first proper foray into painting dark skin so it’s nice to hear I’m not making a complete pig’s ear of it 😀

  • Azazel

    Awesome work. I’m really digging those …(goes and looks the names up again) Preytakers. Top stuff!

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! Yeah the new names are still taking some getting used to. I generally think the Warcry ones are alright (with the exception of the Frenzied Rager – that just sounds ridiculous, should have called him an angry dwarf and had done with it). The wider AoS range however is just a bit much, there’s so many new units and old units with new names and none of them straightforward. Yup, I’m on my grumpy old man hobby horse now! 😀

      • Azazel

        No, I agree with you. Between the Primaris and the Stormcast and then the Khorne Bloodbound dudes, I was already well over the new series of ridiculous names for things…

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