Saturday, December 15, 2001

i-Kore's Male Fighter

This is a science fiction character given to me some time back by Jason Moses (Thanks Jason!) to try out some techniques.

So that's exactly what I did - I went with extreme darks and lows going a shade lighter and a shade darker than what I would normally utilize.

The paint job is also done in thin layers. Starting with the dark colors and moving to the lighter colors. In some areas I think I left too much dark and not enough mid-tones, but it makes the character jump off the table due to the high contrast.

Finished in December 2001.

Monday, December 10, 2001

Games-Workshop's Dwarf

The dwarf was an interesting experiment in drybrushing as he's mostly hair, feathers, chain armor, and metal. When I drybrushed, the paint was a bit watered down to be more precise. The cloak on the back was blended starting with the medium blue and working down and then up the color scale. The axe handle shows that I need to learn how to make a wood texture when there is none in the mini. Finished in December of 2001.

Painting Instructions for Warhammer Quest Dwarf

Step 1: Undercoat model with White Primer
Step 2: Use Dwarf flesh on face
Step 3: Use Chaos Black on base, steel, beard, and helm feathers
Step 4: Use Scorched Brown on axe handlesword handle, sheeth, and pouch
Step 5: Use Enchanted Blue on cloack
Step 6: Use Golden Yellow on gloves
Step 7: Use mix of Dwarf Flesh and Elf Flesh on cheeks and nose
Step 8: Drybrush Codex Grey on beard and wings
Step 9: Drybrush Fortress Grey on beard and very lightly on wings
Step 10: Drybrush Skull White on beard and extremely lightly on top part of wings
Step 11: Wash beard with Chaos Black
Step 12: Re-drybrush beard lightly with Skull White
Step 13: Use Chainmail on all metal bits
Step 14: Use Mithril Silver on highlights of axe
Step 15: Use Shining Gold on all edges of metal highlights
Step 16: Use watered down Flesh Wash on all metal
Step 17: Use Dark Angels Green on cloth between hands and armor
Step 18: Use a Flesh Wash on the gloves - getting into grooves between fingers
Step 19: Use Golden Yellow on gloves
Step 20: Use Sunburst Yellow on gloves - sides and top
Step 21: Use Bad Moon Yellow on gloves - top
Step 22: Mix Bad Moon Yellow and Skull White - use to highlight gloves
Step 23: Add more Skull White to mix and finish highlights on gloves
Step 24: Add continued highlights on all Scorched Brown of Bestial Brown, Snakebite Leather, Bubonic Brown, and then Bleached Bone
Step 25: Use slightly watered down Snakebite Leather on top of markings in axe shaft
Step 26: Use Chaos Black with a drop of Codex Grey on boots - continue to add drop of Codex Grey - highlight final with Codex Grey
Step 27: Water down Chaos Black and wash over boots dulling the highlights
Step 28: Blend down to Regal Blue and up to Lightning Blue on cloak
Step 29: Drybrush stone base with Shadow Grey, Space Wolves Grey, and then final highlight of Ghostly Grey