A journey of discovery…

Painted Palaudis and Luftles!

I have received the first painted Palaudis Occulite and Luftle miniatures and would like to share them with you now.

The Palaudis Tribe often inhabit the swamps, marshes, billabongs and ponds of the Occulite world. They have the webbed, padded feet of a frog and are very tolerant of other races. In fact, Palaudis tribes are known to readily take in groups of Luftles into their tribe – treating them as eqauls, where other species of Occulite would use them as glorified slaves. Their weapon of choice is a wooden spear adorned with lashings of reeds and a chiselled stone tip.

They are traditionally light to dark green, with a brown, emu or kiwi like colouration to their fur.

Then of course there are the Luftles. The Luftles are a diminutive race that aren’t particularly strong individually, but when they swarm, they can be very dangerous indeed. They are able to camouflage with the native flora quite easily due to their pink heads and the reed tufts that stick out of them, mimicking a well established type of flowering plant. They have no eyes, but use a mixture of sonar and heightened senses through ground vibrations to effectively traverse the world. They have been known to offer their services collecting Sungems and aiding Occulite hunting parties in return for shelter when the long dark comes. Some groups have become tired of being treated poorly and have broken off into tribes of their own. Interestingly, those that aide the Palaudis have stayed loyal, perhaps due to them being accepted into the tribe.

Here is a Palaudis Tribe mingling with their Luftle friends.

I also asked Kosta (who painted these for me – thanks mate) to paint up a Palaudis tribe in ‘free-range’ colours – so basically whatever he wanted to do as a crazy paint scheme. This is what he came up with. So really, you can paint them however you like. I personally prefer the background story colour scheme, but this one is interesting and distinct as well. Click on them to enlarge the photo. How will you paint yours?

So there you have it, the first sets of painted figures posted up. This weekend I will be working on the Darwin Games Website and some terrain so that I can film a couple of turns of a small encounter using the Dawn: Rise of the Occulites rules. Bob Olley is currently sculpting up the Hydris tribe and I will post more photos of them when I receive them. Once I receive those greens, I will get both the Floris and Hydris moulded and cast by Nic @ Eureka. So things are getting exciting! If you are enjoying this line and the setting, please consider spreading the word as it will help Darwin Games continue the journey!





4 responses

  1. Michael Greenhill

    Those are AWESOME!! The painting turned out very well. I’m even more excited now than I was before. Bring em on!!!

    July 30, 2011 at 9:35 am

  2. tom

    All of the painted minis look great – looking forward to this setting very much indeed!

    July 30, 2011 at 4:33 pm

  3. fabulous paintjob on all the minis, it brings them to life, I can’t wait to see more 🙂

    August 3, 2011 at 2:39 am

  4. Kosta

    These are very fun sculpts and were a joy to paint.

    September 12, 2011 at 11:59 pm

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