View Full Version : Rackham Lions Royal Standard Bearer

11-06-2006, 09:45
So my local game store has given me the new Standard Bearer to paint. I started a few days ago and finished the head and parts of the cloth.


After some additional work today I've almost finished the armor base. Next up, the filigree and some more pictures

11-06-2006, 10:02
. . . wow!


What collour are you basing the armour on? As I strongly believe only several glazes of varius collours on silver metallics do the Rackham minies true justice

11-06-2006, 10:37
that is a very cool modle!

and whats painted so far looks great!

Still learning
11-06-2006, 12:26
:eek: .... need i say more???

11-06-2006, 21:53
Here's an update image. The colors are a bit off, as the model isn't green like it appears in the picture. I'll try and take a better picture tomorrow.


12-06-2006, 00:22
hmmm red and green...


12-06-2006, 20:55
Here's todays pic. For the time being I've finished work on the decorative edging, although I may brighten the highlights a bit once I finished the rest of the model. I wan't to see the overall tone of the model before I go tweaking things. I don't want the armor edges to be the initial focal point! :)

I've also finished painting the banner pole.


These pics have made me realize just how yellow my two desk lamps are. I'm seriously considering investing in a good artists desklamp. I severely overcorrected the colors in the last pic. This pic is a much better representation of the mini.

14-06-2006, 16:28
yep, much better and i have to say i love that model!

14-06-2006, 16:51
It looks great, how are you getting the paint so smooth on the mini, wet blending? Lots of thin coats?

Looking grand :).


15-06-2006, 02:35
Yep, just lots of thin coats.

15-06-2006, 03:56
Well, I don't know what a Rackham Lion is, but nice paint work. Look forward to seeing the banner.

20-06-2006, 08:28
A Rackham Lion is a model from Rackham (a miniatures game publisher) from the Lion army in the game of Confrontation.

Here's the most recent picture of the mini after some work on the banner. I'm contemplating adding some detail to the banner. This will depend on how the mini looks once the base is complete.


Again, I apologize for the yellow pictures. One of these days I'll take a picture of the mini outside.

20-06-2006, 20:54
Went outside and took some decent pictures finally! Here's the mini in its true colors.


20-06-2006, 22:33
Great work, the colours are a bit on the muted side, I would have liked something a bit more brash in there, to really bring this to life. that's just personal taste though, kudos on the blending :).


21-06-2006, 08:51
I might get one of those.... Remove the head, place an eldar one on top... Sure they don't have banners, but they should. Excellent model.

Still learning
21-06-2006, 09:55
good god - thats amazing.

22-06-2006, 02:36
I might get one of those.... Remove the head, place an eldar one on top... Sure they don't have banners, but they should. Excellent model.

That would be a cool conversion, and easy too. Rackham models are made with a higher percentage of lead then Citadel models so they're pretty soft and easy to manipulate. You would just have to clean up some of his hair on the armor after you clipped off the head.

22-06-2006, 03:17
Hey those are the same paints I use. Good ol' Tamaya Paints. I love the look of that model. Where did you buy him?

23-06-2006, 02:02
Hey those are the same paints I use. Good ol' Tamaya Paints. I love the look of that model. Where did you buy him?

I love Tamiya Smoke, I just wish the cap on my only bottle hadn't frozen on me. I nearly broke my hand trying to get it loose. So it's doomed to it's fate as a mini base while I paint.

This particular mini is a Lions Royal Standard Bearer from a game called Confrontation, made by a company called Rackham. They make some truly amazing miniatures.

Here's a link to their store:


I know of a few mail order retailers in the U.S. but since you're in Japan, I don't think they do you much good :(

14-12-2006, 18:41
this may be a silly question, but how come I can't see any pictures on this forum?

As I have got the knights of alahan, the standard bearer and the musician on order, I was hoping to see what you'd done....ho hum.

14-12-2006, 19:32
The thread is 6 months old... Pictures probably arn't online anymore...

Foul threadomancy!

(best thing to do would be to PM him and ask if the pictures are still online or if he can email them to you if he still has them)


14-12-2006, 22:37
ah, thanks for the heads up - thought I'd broken the internet. lol