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- Step By Step: Painting a Predator
- Using the 'Shaded Basecoat' Technique to paint Saurus warriors
- Step By Step armor for Tomb Kings Horsemen
- Step by Step painting of a Gamezone Cold One
- Painting a marble and tile flying base
- How I photograph my miniatures: A window into my photo booth
Friday, July 13, 2012
Once I had the bases painted, it was time to start working on the Knights themselves! On Wednesday I started by laying down the initial colors, keeping the color scheme of the Stalkers in mind:
Obviously, the bodies of these serpents are completely different from the Stalkers. It did create some heavy duty thought process to figure out how to make them look similar.
There was a very fun happy accident in that the bodies of the snakes intertwine with the design on the bases! Unfortunately, 99% of the folks looking at this at Games Day will never see it.
As usual, the idea was to lay down all the colors as quickly as possible, using a technique that I posted yesterday.
I decided to go with more of a metal look to the backs of the hoods, leaving the front to have more of the color...
In keeping with the shaded basecoat technique, I continued to lighten the colors everywhere, using my trusty #4 flat sable brush!!
I tried to get everything to the glazing stage by the time I had to pack up. I was pretty much there after 7 hours...
Over the last few days, I did the dark glazes on both the knights and the serpents:
Today I did some more of the details on the knights... the serpents will be next.
So this is how it is left for the time being. Hopefully by Sunday the snakes will be done as well!!
Or, they just want to whack you with a giant sword! I have not checked out lately if Brigade Models has made any new additions to this line since they purchased it. Does anyone out there know what they have (or have not) been doing with it? It was always a fun line of miniatures to paint. Every sculpt was clean, with none of those "mystery blobs" like you get on a lot of miniatures...
Well, the celebrations have concluded. The smoke of the fireworks has faded away, the cake eaten, and time to move on to post 501!
This post brings the return of the Tomb Kings for Armies on parade with more bow Ushabti. This leaves me with two more to paint.