Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Playing with Fire: Part one. Painting your Rothand Studios Golem

Right at this moment, Rothand Studios has an Indegogo campaign underway.  They are offering up their massively large monsters, made in resin.

Here is the stone golem.

You will see a lot of familiar techniques and materials over these posts!  You will all recognize the usual fluorescent paints on the palette...

The fluorescent yellow is mixed with standard yellow, as well as a bit of yellow white.  This will represent our lightest and hottest colors.

Next we introduce some of the fluorescent orange, although I am still mixing in enough of the standard yellow color to 'calm it down'.

By using the large filbert brush, I have been able to keep a nice fast pace to the application of the paint.  In fact, must of the first layer of yellow is still a bit wet.  This allows me to do some blending right there on the surface of the miniature.

Working all around the miniature, the fluorescent orange mix covers the raised surfaces and the lava.

In this image, you will see that some magenta fluorescent was used.  I mixed this with some GW blazing orange.  While this was still very 'high chroma' due to the fluorescent pigments, the GW orange dulls it down slightly.  The idea is to continue the glow, but set up the subsequent layers of much darker colors.

Here's a better view as this is applied to the raised surfaces...

Don't forget the underside!! :-)

These first layers of color have now set up the next stage quite nicely.  In this next phase, we will be applying further layers of dark colors, which are also progressively cooler.  Obviously, the cooler we can make those final layers, the hotter our 'hot' colors will be!

Stay tuned, and be sure to check out that campaign.  It is Rothand Studios!


  1. Can't wait for the red and black, twill look good.

    1. It has been very fun! The second part has some interesting stuff as well!

  2. What type of fluorescent paints are you using? This would look really cool on an Eldar avatar.

    1. They are Vallejo paints. There are five different colors...