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Burrows and Badgers: A Furry Tail

Burrows and Badgers: A Furry Tail

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About the Project

Hello all. This is going to be where I post anything and everything I am doing with Burrows and Badgers. Mostly it will consist of painting, but I do want to add updates on any terrain or even games of B&B I have in the future! So feel free to drop in and look around and ask any questions, i'm happy to try and answer :D

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Squirrel Mage

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So I sat down over the last couple of days working on and off this awesome little squirrel Mage. I didn’t notice until I had started painting it that it is a female squirrel Mage (boobs). I’m pretty happy with how she’s come out. I stuck with natural colours. I was tempted to go for some bright colours, a bit fantasy esq, but I felt like keeping her tied in with the rest of my collection and I felt that natural colours suited the character of the model, being tied closely to nature.

I did try painting her staff as a silver birch branch but it looked awful, so I went back and painted it boring brown, but it looks better this way and doesn’t detract from the rest of the model.

Overall I’m pleased with her. Basic colours but still looking great.

War World gaming terrain

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So last week i purchased a variety of items form War World Gaming on ebay and today they arrived.

they had a couple of pre-coloured MDF fantasy buildings at what I would say is an extremely reasonable price, even better, they were on sale. So I ordered 2 of the fantasy cottages and one fantasy town house, along with some painted walls and fence sections, they were only a few pence more to have them prepainted, so i thought i might as well give them ago and see what they were like, and to be fair they aren’t bad at all. And lastly I thought i would give some of their flower tuffs a go, try and add a little brightness to some of my bases.

The MDF buildings went together very easily and i’m pretty happy with the scale of them, more suited for smaller animals such as mice and shrews. on;y downside is that the town house doesn’t actually come with wooden flooring as it is pictured on their page. I did message them about that and they were sorry but they don’t actually supply it with the flooring now as it apparently doesn’t fit :/ which was a bit misleading when it doesn’t state that on the item description. but it doesn’t bother me too much, it only cost me £6 anyway.

I’ll add some images down below so you guys can have a look and see what you think 🙂

Completed Hare

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Finally finished my Hare. A pretty easy and basic model to paint. But still a joy. I wasn’t quite sure if I wanted to go for the whole painted armour look so instead I opted to paint one oh his shoulder with a coat of arms. So I started looking for something that meant something to me and was fairly easy to paint and would fit somewhere on the model. So I started looking for coats of arms from around where I live and since I’m from north Bedfordshire I found the coat of arms for north Bedfordshire which fitted perfectly on his right shoulder. Nothing too fancy but enough to add something different to him and to make him stand out a little.

My back story for him is that he’s a veteran of many years and battles. Someone who loves fighting and goes where he feels needed but is still proud and honoured of his home and makes an effort to maintain the coat of arms on his shoulder for all to see.

Hopping Along

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Next on my desk, I’ve decided to go with the Hare Warrior. He has to be one of the coolest looking model in the B&B miniature range. The way he is posed, he looks like a complete boss and someone you don’t want to mess with. I’m not sure if I want to go for standard silver armour of if i want to go down the painted/coloured armour route with this guy. I’ll have to do some research!

Hopping Along

Travellers From the East

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My order of Dark Sword miniatures has arrived! :D My order of Dark Sword miniatures has arrived! :D

So a little while back i stumbled across Dark sword miniatures and their Critter Kingdoms range. Now, most of the range isn’t probably suitable for B&B because the scale and proportions of the mini’s don’t really match up to what oathsworn have made, but there are a few that will fit in perfectly (in my opinion). most of the range tend to have overly large heads for the bodies and everything is roughly the same size, so a frog is as big as a dog for example.

But there were a few that took my fancy. so i’ve picked up four from the range, here i have three, the forth i will get to at a later date since it doesn’t fit in with the narrative i have in mind for these three.

So here I have 2 red panda’s and a Badger. as soon as i saw the red panda’s i knew exactly what i wanted to do with them. so the back story for the red panda’s is that they are travellers from the far east, discovering the world and learning everything they can from different cultures. one of them is a mage, who wants to better his knowledge of magic by learning all he can from around the world and the other is his bodyguard who happens to be seriously kickass in combat. I am going with the vibe you get from Ling Yao and Lan Fan from fullmetal alchemist brotherhood but on the hunt for knowledge and learning, not purely for eternal life.

The other companion, the Badger. He’s an old veteran who’s travelled the world. He might not be as big as the other badgers but what he lacks in size he easily makes up for in skill and experience. He’s has been hired by the mage to be their guide through this part of the world and who knows maybe beyond.

I probably won’t paint these guys up yet but i was too excited not to post about them and my story for them in the world of Burrows and Badgers.

Dark Sword miniatures are a US based company and i found it hard to find anyone selling the range over here in the UK, but i was lucky enough to stumble across the guys from Magister Militum at the UK games expo this year and they actually had a lot of the range in stock which was awesome since i really don’t fancy paying the expensive postage costs from the US. The Dark Sword minature range is a little expensive when you compare it to oathsworn but i was happy to pay the price from a few different, standout models.

If anyone was interested in any of the Critter Kingdom range here’s the link to their site:

https://www.darkswordminiatures.com/shop/index.php/miniatures/visions-in-fantasy-critters.html

And if you fancy getting any of the models and you’re from the UK I would suggest the guys over at Magister Militum. if they don’t have the exact model on their site that you want then drop them an email, that’s exactly what i did for the Red panda mage and they were extremely helpful and got him ordered in from the US. So they provide an excellent service! I’ll add the link to their page with this range on mini’s on for anyone who is interested below:

https://www.magistermilitum.com/manufacturer/dark-sword-miniatures.html#order=name&limit=36&p=1&dir=ASC&cat[]=59679&cat[]=62411

 

Something armoured slithers this way!

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Next up we have the armoured Slisssk The Adder. I’m not entirely sure how I’m going to paint him yet. But I’ll do some digging around for some reference images and see what jumps out at me!

Something armoured slithers this way!

Adder, complete! A very quick, simple and easy model to paint. There’s not a lot going on here with him. But again a pleasure to paint. I’ve tried going for a similar colour style to the reference picture I’ve inserted just to add a little bit of colour to the snake skin.

Never trust a Weasel!

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So, I’ve finished my crossbow weasel. I must say I absolutely love this little guy! A pleasure to paint, just like all of the other oathsworn B&B mini’s. I particularly like the idea of giving him a crossbow, it’s very fitting for a weasel when you consider the game is set in a furry fantasy version of England, where the crossbow was looked upon as a weapon of no skill and only a cheat would use it. So naturally a weasel that often comes across as untrustworthy and sneaky should be armed with such a weapon. Weather Michael the sculptor intended for that I don’t know but if he did, very smart thinking indeed sir!!

Just thought I’d add some slightly better pictures of this guy.

Next on my desk

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Next on my desk

Up next for painting is this amazing little Weasel with a crossbow. I’ve not decided colours yets but it won’t take long for me to figure that out.

I like to start with a grey primer for B&B mini’s because starting with grey means I can either go with lighter or darker colours without causing any painting issues such as trying to paint light colours such as yellows and whites over a black primer.

So here I have painted the fur. I’ve added a reference image for the kind of colour and style I wanted to aim for. I’ve tried to copy the paws by going for that creamy white colour, I’m not too sure if I like it or not, but it might be something that looks better once the whole thing has been completed, what do you guys think?

 

I’ll add the steps on how I have painted this guys fur, it’s exactly the same as I have done for my foxes. All paints are from the citadel paint range.

Fox Fur:

Base layer: Rhinox Hide

Layer: DoomBull Brown

Dry brush: squig orange

Wash: seraphin sepia

Dry brush: squig orange

Dry brush: Cadian flesh tone

Dry brush: Kislev flesh

 

White fur:

Base layer: Rakarth Flesh

Wash: Agrax earthshade

Dry or Highlight: Rakarth Flesh

Dry or Highlight: Pallid Wych flesh

(The Dry or Highlight part just depends on the texture of the model, like if it is the tail you’re best off dry brushing it, but if the surface is flat and smooth you could simply highlight it)

3D printed terrain

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so here i have found some amazing terrain pieces that you can find for free on thingiverse. I have fairly cheap and basic 3d printer but the way these files have been created by the designer means they print extremley well and with no need for sanding.

I’ll post the links to where you can find these bellow!

This is a nice and cheap way of getting some perfect terrain for B&B, as long as you already have a printer.

 

Buildings:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2762318

 

Crates:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1959787

So here’s my 3D printed terrain with a primer on them. Just a wash and dry brush to do and they’ll be done.

I definitely need more terrain. Next up will be tree’s.

Does anyone have a my good recommendations for tree’s and where to buy them from? (UK based)

The Big Girl arrives!

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So this is the latest model i have painted for my B&B collection. she’s a big one and a fantastic sculpt. really enjoyed painting her!! i now need her fellow badger partner in crime. He’ll be on my next order from oathsworn!!

My Unpainted Horde!!

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My Unpainted Horde!!

My painted warband so far!

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