Monday, June 16, 2014

Being a flake

Armed with my new jar of Mica flake gel from Vallejo, it was time to try out the material on an actual base for a figure.

The figure is a Reaper mini... Alastriel.  The broken column pieces are from Secret Weapon Miniatures.  First, I applied some Oxide Paste to fill out the open areas between the columns.

The Mica flakes were added to create the ground cover of leaves.

Time to get to the painting!  Starting out with some neutral grays and browns.

Lightening with some green/gray.

Now for the splash of color on the leaves!

Getting warmer... and lighter.

A little more color on the skull.

A few glazes helped to tone down and tint the ground cover.

More darks applied.

A few tufts of grass, and it's all set!!


  1. That Mica flake looks like it does the job very well. How do you apply it? I am not familiar with the medium is why I ask. Base looks great also.

    1. I used a flat sculpting tool to apply it so that it would spread out. You could use a brush, but the sculpting tool was easier!

  2. What is the grass? Is it pre-made self stick type? Or Woodland Scenic stuff? Thanks

    1. It is from Army Painter. Is says self stick, but you still have to glue it :-)