Shadespire: Completed Miniatures

By | 12/01/2017

Here we are at last with my finished Shadespire miniatures. We got the game from Alchemists Workshops to review and are very grateful. The models are wonderful and it is great to see some completed miniatures on the board. This will be our final look at the starter box set minis, so lets dive right in.

For Sigmar!

Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire Stormcast 1

Team Gold! 

I am really quite happy with how these worked out in the end. Initially there was some worry in my mind over the choice of colours. The purple on gold is a combo test for my Sisters of Battle project coming up and it passes with flying colours. The silver into the scale tabbards gives a nice contrast I believe.

Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire Stormcast 2

Walk softly and carry a huge hammer.

The white spot colour was problematic but some great advice in comments should help with that. Next time I will go grey over those areas first.

Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire Stormcast 3

Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire Stormcast 4

My star of the warband.

This is the figure I was looking forward to painting the most, I am all up for more inclusion in the games I play. Not only that but she was the star of the two test games I have played (a battle report is coming soon).

Blood for the blood God!

Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire Khorne 1

A blood soaked mob

Ths Khorne followers not only play very differently than the Stormcast but look hugely different. Comparing the two sets of completed miniatures just helps to highlight that fact.

Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire Khorne 2

Achieving different skin tones on each model was the challenge I set myself. If you saw any of the previous posts you can see how I started them up from white. This gave me a lot of options to play with. In particular I am happy with the black skin on the right figure (below). A realistic look for that skin is hard to do. This was done by layers of agrax earthshade built up slowly, with some placed nuln oil to create some final shadows.

Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire Khorne 3

There we have it now, the full set of completed miniatures. Even as a painting project I fully recommend Shadespire, they are wonderfully posed. Both Warbands handle well on the battlefieldand uniquely enough to make them different. Already I am eyeing up my next Warband. tOther has challenged me to make the Orks armour look interesting…

Warhammer Shadespire orcs ironskulls boyz

Image from Alchemists Workshops

8 thoughts on “Shadespire: Completed Miniatures

  1. Thor

    Nice work. Those are some nice looking figures.

    You can’t go wrong with purple and gold. It’s a classic combo. Doing different skin tones on each model is an awesome way to give each character. I was glad I did it on my Blood Bowl team, but also because it gave me more reason to experiment with skin tones.

  2. Hagwert

    Good paint job and love that shade of gold, makes them look like they have been battling through the gloomy city streets for a good long while.

  3. Westrider

    Excellent job! Great work on getting a completely different effect on the two sets of Models. And I know it’s come up before, but those StormCast bases really are fantastic. Definitely down with you on the varied skin colours as well. I’m planning on getting some good variety there with my Eschers when I get around to them.

    1. Rory (Stepping Between Games)

      The bases are stunning. I want to find a set for a full army.

      Variety is the spice of life eh? Are you going to try the Day of the Dead make up on the Eschers?

      1. Westrider

        Not specifically the Day of the Dead stuff, but I am going to try to do facial tats and such, try to really nail the vibe from the concept art for them.

  4. NafNaf

    Lovely work Rory, you have done a cracking job on those.
    Picked myself a deathrattle war and the other day, so I am looking forward to giving the game a go


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