Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Ships of the Desert

A couple of years ago Iron Duke released some wonderful sets with camels, elephants, pieces of load and other useful bits and pieces to bring a table to life. Thus on Tactica I bought a couple of these camels from Empress and they've been lying on the lead pile for a while now. Finally last week I found the time to paint them:
The figures are of excellent quality. The sculpts and nice and detailed and the casting is superb. Literally I didn't have to clean any flash.
This time I combined Citadel Contrast Paints for the basic fur colour and the red blanket and Vallejo Model Colors for the other parts and the highlights. Afterall I'm pretty happy with my first camels. Later there's loaf to come and maybe more camels for the Camel Korps as part of the Gordon release expedition. 


  1. Real nice painted camels!

  2. Nicely done Stefan...

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Many thanks, Dave.
      Feedback from the leading expert for 28mm camels is highly appreciated. ;-)

  4. Very nice! I've heard a few people comment on using the contrast paints for animals.

    1. Thanks Alan.
      Actually I don't like painting animals at all. Be it horses, camel or whatever. But these contrast paints are offering at least some kind of speed painting opportunity which makes it bearable for me.

  5. Fine looking 'beasts'!
    Regards, James

  6. I really like how they came out, very nice indeed. I’ve not used the contrast paints as of yet, nor seen the results in person. Cheers, JB