First post here. Things are done, but I want to stretch out my miniature painting posts, because let’s face… it’s not for everyone. If you like following the step-by-step painting process, then click to
Looking back, I should’ve painted grey furs. There isn’t enough contrast.
Then I applied metallic paints for armor and weapons.
I used a mix of Reaper Scorched Metal and Vallejo Game Color Copper paint on all the spiked plates and dry-brushed Honed Steel on the chain mail. It turns out I had too much copper in the mix, and everything is in the same area of red-brown.
First I washed the copper bits with black and then dry-brushed some Honed Steel sporadically over it. Then I took a mix of Ghost White/Ashen Blue/Honed Steel and daubed that on subtly. It looks like the beginnings of verdigris, and helped a bit.
Somehow I NEVER took pictures of the work I did these last 2 days.
Day 6 11th dec
I got my Mint Green (standard for verdigris) and too heavily dry-brushed that on. I rescued it with some washes (blue, red, brown) of my Freak Flex (made by Badger) tints – not listed there, but similar to the Minitaire Ghost Tints. They are clear, and have a slight metallic finish. I also washed Rogan’s tunic with brown, and highlighted the cloak with Ashen Blue and Ghost White. I need to fix this a bit, but I’m satisfied that I’ve pushed this part of this one mini beyond previous efforts. Best cloak ever! Too bad the pics are so blurry.
Not much done – just using (Yellow) for the eyes and the “buttons” on the quilted tunic. I am terrible at eyes – I will need to fix the shape after. I also used Leather White on the orc teeth.
I used Carnage Red for pupils. Used Olive Shadow mixed with medium to re-create shadows and outline the eyes that needed it.
I applied green to the bases of the minis going on the slippers.
Put a few finishing touches on the cloak, and highlighted Rogan’s skin with Vallejo Game Color Bright Flesh.
Final touch ups. No photos until you see the end result on the 25th.