Friday, April 15, 2016

The old squirt gun trick again!

These Dark Eldar Grotesques posed so many challenges.  Not only was I trying to establish an overall theme for the army in terms of color and story (basing, freehand designs, etc.)m but I was trying out a host of new materials as well!

The skin tones had to be light enough to show veins and soreness/irritation where grafts had been made, but still deep enough to not get lost in the mass of blood effects and the new fluorescent paints.

The first few Grotesques took quite a while to determine how much blood effects that would be done.  I thought the deep reds would prove a good contrast to the very warm neon greens!

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Army of the Dead

Since I had a lot of the fluorescent paints out for other projects, I kept adding more and more to this guy!  This kind of color scheme made the LOTR Army of the Dead one of my favorite miniatures sets to paint.

It's made even easier now by many new products, and an updated approach in terms of technique.

The stained, rusty dirt effects were made infinitely easier by creating them with the Vallejo Game Color Flesh Wash.  This particular glazing color has that "sedementary" effect which you have heard me mention over and over.

It was a massive advantage here, as it settled right into the areas where I needed it.  The natural translucency meant that it would not completely bury all the brighter fluorescent paints from earlier layers.

I really love these guys... and I think I will have to do something similar with a more "regular" fantasy style army.

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