Proxying the Pureblood Warpwolf

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Continuing my ‘proxied’ Circle Orboros army here’s my Pureblood Warpwolf. The miniature is a limited edition Wolfen from the Confrontation range called Varghar. I chopped off the large axe he was carrying in his left hand and decided to base him on ‘stone’ rather than the skull and bone pile he came with. I think he makes a decent proxy for the Pureblood.

IMG 7915I decided to try something different when painting its skin. The model was undercoated white, which I touched up with a wash of watered down Skull White. I then glazed it with a very pale blue glaze made up of 1:1:2 Space Wolves Grey:Water:Glaze Medium. Glaze medium is a retardent so it took about 24 hours to dry! I made a dark navy/grey glaze which I applied to the fur. I applied this while the other glaze was still wet. Once dried all areas received a watered down Asurmen Blue wash. The model (except the fur) was then drybrushed (using downward strokes) a 1:1 mix of Skull White:Space Wolves Grey. Finally high level edges were picked out with pure Shull White.

The other colours are just watered down base colours with a wash applied.

Apart from the waiting time it was a quick miniature to paint.

Owen

9 thoughts on “Proxying the Pureblood Warpwolf

  • 5th August 2010 at 4:09 pm
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    I’m using that same model as a Gorax proxy… it’s a shame to left a nice model like that unused…

    Andres

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  • 5th August 2010 at 4:29 pm
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    Agreed Andres. The Confrontation sculpts are very nice. I’m thinking about doing a Circle Orboros army completely with non-PP models. I like many of the PP originals, but the Circle Orboros has some poor sculpts, e.g. the Gorax!

    Owen

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  • 6th August 2010 at 1:16 am
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    Spasm warriors are perfect for Tharn… too bad I didn’t picked up them on time…

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  • 6th August 2010 at 5:31 pm
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    I really like the Confrontation models in general, especially the Wolfen. When I first saw the Warpwolf Stalker I immediately related it to the Wolfen right here: http://gobland.free.fr/mystere3.jpg

    I think your idea of using proxy models is a good one. If you already own the models and want to play for fun casually, go for it!

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  • 21st September 2010 at 8:33 pm
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    What size base is that wolfen on? Is it 40mm or 50mm? I was remembering that the wolfen were smaller than the PP warpwolf models.

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    • 21st September 2010 at 8:50 pm
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      It’s on a 50mm base. They are slightly smaller than the Warpwolves, but not so much that they look too small.

      Owen

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