Monday, December 26, 2016

Reaper Miniature's Tox - 2005



This miniature is awesome and one I've wanted to paint for a very long time.  The Reaper Miniatures metal pewter line called Dark Heaven Legends starts out with serial number 2000.  The above is numbered 2005 which I'm guessing makes it the first Julie Guthrie miniature in the Reaper line as the first four are the four horseman by Richard Kerr.

This model has been hard to come by being an original and long out of their normal production.  I happened to see it at a local game store sitting on the peg shelf and so I nabbed it and made it top priority in the paint queue to get completed.  I really enjoyed painting this one and I'll have to get him in my D&D campaign as either a bad guy or a good NPC sometime soon.

Painting instructions for Tox:

Step 1: Undercoat model with black primer (back to metal so I used the spray primer)
Step 2: Use Bronzed Flesh on face and hands
Step 3: Use Elf Flesh on face and hands for highlights
Step 4: Use Devlan Mud as wash on face and hands to blend it in
Step 5: Use Graveyard Earth on shirt
Step 6: Use mix of Graveyard Earth and Elf flesh to highlight shirt - repeat
Step 6: Use Shadow Grey on pants
Step 7: Use Space Wolf Grey to highlight pants
Step 8: Use Bestial Brown on boots and belt
Step 9: Use Snakebite Leather to highlight boots and belt
Step 10: Use Midnight Blue on robes
Step 11: Use Regal Blue to highlight robes
Step 12: Use Enchanted Blue as final highlights on robes
Step 13: Use Enchanted Blue on magic monster
Step 14: Drybrush Lighting Blue on magic monster
Step 15: Drybrush Ice Blue on magic monster
Step 16: Use Red Gore on wand (tucked in belt)
Step 17: Use Bronze on belt buckle and necklace
Step 18 Wash belt buckle and necklace with Devlan Mud
Step 19: Drybrush Codex Grey on base
Step 20: Drybrush Fortress Grey on base
Step 21: Drybrush Skull White on base
Step 22: Use Chaos Black on sides of base

1 comment:

Scott Weiler said...

A classic sculpt and you did it justice with a great paint job! :)