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Carnevale – City of romance, grandeur and bloody screaming.

Carnevale – City of romance, grandeur and bloody screaming.

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About the Project

Here lies a record of my Carnevale painting! The game and models are by TTCombat and it is a skirmish game based around fluid movement and leaping from rooftops.

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Carnevale hasn’t left my horizon but it has been a long while since I added anything to the collection. I have been meaning to start a Strigoi crew and build my own board, but kept putting it off.

Then I went to UKGE, saw one of TTCombat’s £100 table bundles and cracked. That was made to me order and arrived today!

Behold, a heavy box, heap of packing peanuts and a heck of a lot of laser cut MDF sprues!

While waiting the 4-6 weeks delivery on that lot, TTCombat had a spray paint sale. Obviously I need primers for all of that MDF and had a Carnevale itch to scratch so went through the single figures section of the website and ordered some new Patricians and the core of a Strigoi crew made up of the alt-sculpt minis you don’t see in the retail sets.

At some point I’ll start painting this stuff in between my Kings of War Halfling project.

Barnabotti

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Skill 5
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Barnabotti
Barnabotti
Painted to continue with the 'his and hers' costume theme I started with my first pair of Barnabotti.Painted to continue with the 'his and hers' costume theme I started with my first pair of Barnabotti.
Barnabotti
The completed Noble Revellers set.The completed Noble Revellers set.

Adventuring Noble

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As the Adventuring Noble is a magic user, harnessing the power of exitic artefacts, I thought I'd show mine mid-casting.  Also put some grey in his hair because I think he looks like Harrison Ford.As the Adventuring Noble is a magic user, harnessing the power of exitic artefacts, I thought I'd show mine mid-casting. Also put some grey in his hair because I think he looks like Harrison Ford.
Adventuring Noble
Adventuring Noble

Cat Burglars

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Cat Burglars
Cat Burglars
Cat Burglars
Cat Burglars
Cat Burglars
Cat Burglars

Fencing Master

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Fencing Master
Fencing Master
Fencing Master

The first hundred Ducats.

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Skill 13
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And here it is, my first 100 ducats (points) crew is complete.  I’ll need to add a bit more to hit the 125 ducats standard but first I’ll try to get a few starter games in and get a better feel for the game and faction.

The first hundred Ducats.

Travel in luxury befitting your station

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The Noble's Gondola is done, I decided to paint the boat to match the Lord's outfit.  Because why not?The Noble's Gondola is done, I decided to paint the boat to match the Lord's outfit. Because why not?

Zovena Vela

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Zovena Vela, one of Venice’s Gifted.  She is a show model/limited edition for 2021 and rather cool!  As she was a member of Venetian nobility who has become a pyromancer, I thought she belonged in my crew.

Her skin is done with a Barbarian flesh basecoat, then shaded with a terracotta/barbarian mix.  Finally I diluted some dark fleshtone with glaze medium and washed it over her cracked skin to give a dark burned look.

This model was crying out for some OSL with her burning hands so I gave that a go.  I think it turned out ok, extreme lighting effects are something I’m working on!

Zovena Vela
Zovena Vela
Zovena Vela
Zovena Vela
Zovena Vela

Household Staff

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Skill 11
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And now we come to the humble yet loyal household staff.  When the nobility of Venice take their fancy soirées out on the streets, they take the staff along with them to help out.

Because you never know when you will need a butler.  Or frying pan.

Household Staff
Household Staff
Household Staff
Household Staff

A third Barnabotti

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I had a stinking cold over the weekend which slowed things down, but the third Barnabotti is done.

The dress is Goblin Green shaded with Cayman Green, then highlighted with a little Ice Yellow.

The underskirt, if that is what you call them, is Ice Yellow highlighted with a bit of white mixed in and a touch of Moon Yellow for shading.

The lace and wig (at least I presume it is a wig!) are Ivory basecoats shaded with Stonewall Grey.  I also used a diluted Nuln Oil wash into the recesses of the hair taking some care not to darken it all.

The feathers and fan are Squid Pink, again highlighted with white.  I also used a diluted red wash (Carroburg Crimson) for a bit of shading.

The Gold trim is Glorious Gold and Nuln oil.

A third Barnabotti
A third Barnabotti
A third Barnabotti

Venetian Noble

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Our third fancy dandy is the leader of my crew, the Venetian Noble.  I have carried on with the cloth of gold theme for the lining of his cloak and gone with an opulent Turquoise outfit.

The Hawk Turquoise is the base colour highlighted with mixing in a little Electric Blue.  The gold trim (and cape lining) is Glorious Gold and a light Nuln Oil (black) wash to give some definition.  The cape is Scarlett Red with some Ivory mixed in for the highlights and shaded with a touch of purple.

Venetian Noble
Venetian Noble
Venetian Noble

His & Hers Barnabotti

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My first two Carnevale miniatures are done!  I am starting off with a Patricians crew as for me they are definitively Venetian I  appearance and their backstory of street-roaming murder parties is simple but so characterful.

I decided to kick off with a pair of Barnabotti, who are minor nobles whose family fortunes have fallen on hard times.  They pour their remaining wealth into maintaining appearances so I decided to go all out on making them a gang of outrageously flamboyant murder peacocks and try my hand at bold yellows.

Then I thought, why not make them a couple out on the town with a his & hers costume theme?

His & Hers Barnabotti
His & Hers Barnabotti
The base coat was Golden yellow, shaded with a mix of the orange.  Highlighting was done with the moon yellow going up to ice yellow at the brightest points.The base coat was Golden yellow, shaded with a mix of the orange. Highlighting was done with the moon yellow going up to ice yellow at the brightest points.
The cloth of gold was Glorious Gold base coat, a nuln oil wash then highlighted with Polished Gold. The red fabric is Scarlett Red shaded with dark purple.  For highlighting I mixed a little Ivory with the Scarlett. The cloth of gold was Glorious Gold base coat, a nuln oil wash then highlighted with Polished Gold. The red fabric is Scarlett Red shaded with dark purple. For highlighting I mixed a little Ivory with the Scarlett.

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