It only took 2 weeks; 1 accident; 1 box of Milliput; and a whole lot of blood, sweat and tears; but it is finally finished.
I had K round last night for a painting session, and ended up doing the entire model in one go. I’m lucky that I got my train of thought interrupted by Damos last night to make me think to take a picture.
All the armour plates done
As you can see from previous posts, I’d based the entire model in Army Painter Skeleton Bone, and then painted up the armoured parts with GW Screamer Pink. The armour was rather….vivid, but I had a plan.
I next painted all of the flesh with GW Kantor Blue. I tried to use my airbrush for the first time to do this, but it was way too fiddly for a model with this many overlapping parts and crevices. However, the thinned paint I’d used for the airbrush went on far easier than the GW paint does normally.
At this point we reached something that looked like this –>
The next step was to paint all of the claws, teeth and spikey bits that were connected to the flesh tone, with GW Rakarth Flesh. It’s almost identical to the Skeleton Bone, but it has a slightly greyer tone, which is what I needed. It also adds a nice texture. (I should’ve photo’d it at this point, but by then it was just past midnight, and I was so close I just kept going.)
Now I washed the armour with GW Nuln Oil, only a light coat though to stop it pooling. Whilst that was drying I then washed the claws with GW Agrax Earthshade to give them a far more claw-like look. All of that dried and it seemed a bit… dark. So on a whim of fancy I drybrushed all of the blue flesh with some GW Lothern Blue and the model suddenly ‘popped’ and looked so much better.
Ready to munch marines!
Definitely looks intimidating
I’m so happy with this, and with just under a month left before the game and 2 more big creatures to paint, and about 100+ gaunts, you’re going to see a lot more of this paint scheme on here 😛
Come at me Bro!