Monday, 10 February 2014

House Baratheon Knight & Warhorse [Renly Faction]

Getting to the finish line with knight number three in my Game of Thrones project tuned out to be slower than expected due to the lunar new year holidays. Spending precious family time took precedence over all painting projects but fortunately I still managed to at least finish the House Baratheon Knight and Warhorse in the colours of the youngest Baratheon brother, Renly.

Knight of House Baratheon, or even Renly himself

This particular Bretonnian Knight conversion can serve either as a simple knight in the army of House Baratheon (under Renly's colours) or as Renly Baratheon himself.

All House Baratheon heraldry designs were painted freehand

Greens that I am used to working with are those of the ork or gretchin skin variety hence I was relatively 'green' (groan) and inexperienced painting with Citadel colours such as Dark Angel Green, Snot Green and Scorpion Green. My blending techniques also leave much to be desired as I continuously fall into the trap of impatience and still tend to hurry up the blending process.

Minor conversion done to the scabbard whose sword hilt was removed

I also did a little mini-conversion in which the sword hilt in the scabbard on the knight's left thigh was removed to add believability to the overall look of the miniature because you might have noticed that the knight has a sword drawn on his right hand. Little details such as this can sometimes make or break a miniature. It wouldn't look right to have a sword sheathed on the scabbard in this case.

Front and back view of the House Baratheon Knight and Warhorse

To add depth to the metals, I tried using a black followed by blue wash on the armour; a purplish wash on the chains and a wash comprising a mixture of black, purple and flesh colours on the sword.

Stag horns on the helmet suited to subject matter to a tee

As with the previous two knights (House Lannister and House Clegane) in my Game of Thrones painting project, this miniature gave me the chance to practise freehand painting - in particular the heraldry designs of House Baratheon in Renly's colours. Nearly all the designs were of a whole stag rearing on its hind legs with the exception of one - a stag head - on the front left of the horse.

Metals on the miniature have a variety of washes on them to add some depth

Next up will be a knight from a Game of Thrones royal house whose strength comes solely from its location in Westero as it seems to lack any strong characters, at least so far as I have read which is somewhere past the mid-way mark of Book Three of the series written by George R.R. Martin.

From this angle, the knight seems to look as if he is a tad too big for the horse

360 view of the House Baratheon Knight in Renly's colours
For a 360 degree view of the House Baratheon knight and warhorse, please check out the video of the miniature below. For other videos, check out my YouTube channel FourEyedMonster Miniatures.

I hope I can get my painting projects back on track after this short lunar new year holiday period. After all, it's tough to get back on the hobby horse (groan again) after a period of relative inactivity.


  1. Very nice! I like the 360 view video- really cool.

    1. Thanks Prof. Partly inspired by the 360 views on the GW site. ^^

  2. Great paint and details , like the video too !
    I believe that the next hachât I'll make it a turn base also ^-^
    Greetings .

    1. A 360 view of your painted miniatures would be really cool. Looking forward to it.

  3. Lovely colors, I like them!

  4. Love them as always. I wanna see them in full Bretonians formation someday :)

    1. I hope I can paint them well so that they will look great in formation. ^_^

  5. Wow. You really did a great job! Nice colors! =)


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