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Painting Up My Oathmark Light Elf Miniatures

A while ago, I built up my Oathmark Elf Light Infantry Miniatures. These miniatures by North Star Military Figures and Osprey Games come in boxes of 30 miniatures.

In this post, I showcase to you five of the Oathmark Light Elf figures that I painted and discuss how I painted them. I will even go so far as to give you the colors in a list, in case you want to replicate the scheme.

All that you need to use these in Oathmark is the core rulebook.

Now, let’s get into it.

You May Remember – Images from Previous Posts

You might remember these miniatures from earlier. I have already reviewed them, and showcased how a friend painted up 10 of them. To refresh your memory, here are a couple of pictures to remind you.

If you want to see the original posts, there will be links at the end of this article.

Oathmark Light Elf Infantry - Painted Ranger
For my first ten miniatures from the box, I had a paint them. He used the colors I asked for and above is the paint scheme he came up with. The idea of the ranged Rangers is that I wanted them to look like they work mostly under darkness, hence the colors. Ge did a really good job.
Oathmark Light Elf Infantry Sprue
A picture of the frames of the Plastic Light Elf Infantry before I built them.

In this post, I am going to show you the others that I painted and how they look now. I painted up just 5 of the figures, which means I still have 15 more to go before the whole box is painted.

How they looked at the Start

The group of miniatures that I painted started as grey minis. Below is the group of miniatures that I painted up in this post. This is how they looked before getting paint.

Oathmark Elf Light Infantry in Forstgrave
This is a title slate from my article about using miniatures from the Oathmark Light Elf Infantry Box in Frostgrave. There are 30 miniatures to a box and they are very affordable. If you are interested in reading more, I placed links at the end of the article.

Now, let’s talk about how I painted them.

To Start, I painted them with Citadel Abaddon Black. This paint acts as a brush on primer as well as a base layer. before I primed them with black, I added a little bit of wood filler to the bases to better hid the integrated bases.

While I really like the paint scheme my friend did on the minis I showed earlier, I wanted to paint my non-ranged light elf infantry in different colors.

The idea behind this new scheme in the melee characters is that they are going to have to do more sneaking around in the woods during the daylight. That is opposed to the ranged characters perhaps work more under the cover of darkness.

In the end, it is all aesthetics and just an easy way to tell the groups of miniatures apart. Here is how they looked after I applied the base layers.

Painting up some elf infantry - Tutorial
The first step of painting my miniatures after priming is applying the base colors.

Shading & Highlighting

After applying the base colors, I shaded them up with Citadel Agrax Earthsade. After that, I went back over the miniatures with my original colors and repainted all of the raised areas. This is to give some impression of the light hitting the miniautre.

Oathmark Light Elf Infantry Back
The back of the miniatures.
Oathmark Light Elf Infantry Front
The front of the minis.

To do the eyes, I actually used a pen. I talk more about that in my painting RPG miniatures tutorial and in my Cerulean Miniatures Review. I placed links to those posts further down in this article.

Oathmark Light Elf after shading and Highlights
For those wondering, here are the eyes after I drew them on with a pen.

Overall, they are looking pretty good. Time to give them a spray of matte varnish and add basing material to the bases.

The Finished Miniatures

Below you will find pictures of these five finished miniatures.

Finished Oathmark Light Elf Infantry
These miniatures turned out pretty good.
Painted Elf Warrior - 28mm miniature
Just adding basing materials to the models helps make them look so much better.
Two sword Warrior for Roleplaying Games
Looks alright to me. Tabletop ready for sure.
Assassin Miniature - 28mm
I like that a lot of the head options come with mask options. I needed to add nothing to them for that effect.
Elf Pathfinder Warrior
Another mini that I am pretty happy with. I love how the face and upper part of his raised hand turned out.
Oathmark Light Elf Infantry by Osprey Games and North Star Military Figures
Another one of the minis. Aside from the static grass on the figure, it looks great! That grass is easy to remove, I just didn’t see it when I took the picture.
Oathmark Light Elf Infantry miniature built and painted
I am happy with how all these minis turned out.

If you like this simple paint job, below are the colors I used to paint these miniatures up.

My Color Recipe for Oathmark Pathfinders

I painted up my Oathmark Light Elf Infantry with the colors as follows.

ColorBrandItems Painted in Color
Cultist RobeArmy PainterTunic and paints
Tanned FleshArmy PainterSkin
Leather Brown (V821)Vallejo Gloves and boots
Dark Sand (V70-947)VallejoBlonde hair
Plate Mail MetalArmy PainterSword blades
Oak BrownArmy PainterHilt of sword
Flat EarthFoW / VallejoEarth color on base
Agrax EarthshadeCitadelShading of miniatures
Abaddon BlackCitadelPriming / undercoat
Above is a chart of the colors I used to paint these miniatures.

I used the same five step approach to painting miniatures that I use on most of my miniatures. Those steps are…

  1. Clean and prime your miniature
  2. Lay down your base layer
  3. Apply shades or washes
  4. Highlight your miniature
  5. Glue on basing materials

You can see more about those steps if you head to my How to Paint a Miniature for Role Playing Games article after you are done here. The link is at the end of this post.

These Miniatures in Oathmark

In Oathmark, these pathfinder miniatures need shields attached to them to be WYSIWYG. I made these five miniatures differently so I could use them in Frostgrave or Rangers of Shadow Deep if I so choose.

In Oathmark, I foresee them either filling the role of a champion, or hanging out in the back ranks of a Pathfinder squad to be the first to taken away as casualties.

Personally, I like the color scheme and feel I can paint up the last 15 shield and sword miniatures in the same way.

All that you need to use these miniatures in Oathmark is the core rule book.

Links of Interest

Below are a few lists to articles and pages of interest relating to these Oathmark Light Elf Infantry Miniatures.

Shopping for Oathmark

Check your favorite online and FLGSs for Oathmark. Failing that, here is a list of some other places where you can buy the miniatures and rules.

Other Related Articles

Below I made a list of some related resources on Must Contain Minis.

Painting Tutorials

Wrapping it up…

Thank you for joining me in taking a look at the five Oathmark miniatures that I recently painted. They turned out pretty good and I like the color scheme for when I get to painting up my other Oathmark Pathfinders (Light Elf Infantry).

Until next time, Happy Gaming Everyone!!!