Friday, August 21, 2015

Spilling Blood

I've been waiting for quite a while to put a figure on top of one of the Secret Weapon skull bases!  Finally I had my chance.

The idea was to fill in the 'open' base areas with pools of blood, as they were inset.

I gathered a few of the usual suspects, including the Realistic water, red liner, and Ruby wash.

The colors don't have to be that exact set... it only has to be close.

Most important is to have something dark and transparent to mix in with the Realistic Water.

The Clear Red was added to make a lighter version of the blood color, which could be smeared or spread along the sword blade.

This view sort of gives you that sense of transparency.

A few layers of this mix filled in those depressions around the skulls.

The finished result!

It really was the prefect miniature, as both the sword and severed head would be the perfect "source" for that pool of blood!

I created an entire 100 minute long video as part of my kickstarter series called Bloody Mess.

She's also here:


  1. Painting realistic blood is a difficult task. Thanks for the useful tips. And again, what an awsome model...very menacing...

    1. Yes indeed! I'm not quite sure how I stumbled on to this method, but I'm glad that I did! :-)