Painting Gloomhaven – The Brute

After successfully slaying twenty different types of monster, and climbing to a respectable level 5, the Inox Brute became the first of my Gloomhaven retirees.

As a reward, I though he deserved a paint-job, and so, with thanks to a Sorastro’s Patreon painting guide, here’s how he turned out.

All paints Vallejo, unless otherwise stated.

Gloomhaven - The Brute

The Gloomhaven miniatures, whilst not the best in the world, do have a reasonable amount of detail. They’re also quite interesting to paint, as they don’t stick to the usual fantasy tropes, and you only really have the card art to work from.

The fur was created using a 50:50 mix of Charred Brown and Beauty Brown, which I wet blended with Citidel’s Snakebite Leather (yes, I still have some of the old Citadel range!).

Gloomhaven - The Brute
Gloomhaven - The Brute

The skin was basecoated using Heavy Bluegrey, with just a tiny amount of Snakebite leather added. A few highlights were added using neat Heavy Bluegrey, but just to the face, notably the jaw-line and forehead.

The rest of the base colours were fairly straightforward, and once complete the whole model was washed. I used a 50:50 mix of Red and Blue Washes to create a violet, and added this to some Umber wash and Glaze medium.

Gloomhaven - The Brute

Highlights were then added, mostly using some combination of the original base colours and White.

At this point things were going well, and I was very pleased with how it looked, but then I came to the base. Sorastro created a base using yellows and oranges, which stemmed from a glowing centre, to blend in with the similarly coloured room tiles. Try as I might, and I think I had three or four attempts, I just couldn’t get it anywhere near an acceptable standard, and so in the end I created my own version, using a stippling effect and few washes over our friend the Heavy Bluegrey.

I was trying to imitate the blue room tiles, but again, things haven’t worked out quite right and I gave it up as a bad job!

I’m currently in half a mind just to repaint it black, or maybe even cut the figure off and use a transparent base; we’ll see if it grows on me or not.

Gloomhaven - The Brute

The Scoundrel has recently retired too (all that hard work collecting gold), and so at some point, possibly in the near future, she may get a paint job too!

10 thoughts on “Painting Gloomhaven – The Brute

  1. anthony collins Mar 26, 2020 — 12:42

    Really good paint job, keep up the great work

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  2. Very nice, Justin! I like the base as it is! 🙂

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    1. Thanks, John.
      Yeah, the base is okay, the problem is that the majority of the floor tiles are a different colour, hence, I may change to transparent bases 🤔

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  3. Ole Inox came out pretty good! Nice that he sword swung his way to at honorable retirement … or at least semi-retirement!

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    1. Thanks, Ann.
      I’m sure he’ll get to swing his sword once more in the world of Gloomhaven… or maybe he’ll put in an appearance in Frosthaven? For that, though, we shall have to wait and see!

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      1. Why not? He seems like the sort of miniature that would be appropriate to bring out for a lot of things.

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      2. Mmmm! Maybe I could draft an Inox into D&D, I bet that would be quite interesting, and what about the other races and classes? Maybe a Gloomhaven RPG?
        Wow, what a great idea… now, where’s my pen!

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