I’ve not given up on painting at least the heroes from the silver tower, although I can’t really afford to spend a lot of time on them. 😦
Painting this guy was made more difficult because he was fully assembled – I’d definitely leave the shield off if I was painting this for competition!
I tried out the new citadel gold metallic and the gloss shade – overall very impressed with these! I think the deepest recesses need to be made a little darker with paint rather than relying on the shade, but I do like the way it doesn’t dull the shine.
I was going for a fairly ‘eavy metal style on this piece. It’s funny, but the more I paint miniatures, the more I appreciate this approach since it looks good in all light conditions. And I think achieving a good result is more difficult than a lot of people think.
From now on I’m going to try and note down colours that I’ve used in these posts. Partly to aid my ailing memory and partly because I often get asked what colours I’ve used and it seems sensible to me to just write it once!
Main colours used on this piece were as follows:
Basecoat: VMC deck tan (pallid wych flesh is a close match for this).
Shade: 1:1 rakarth flesh/cloudy grey (reaper) and add some black. The deepest recesses end up being a fairly dark grey.
Basecoat: naggaroth night
Shade: VGA Imperial blue and black
Highlight: VMC violet, genestealer purple, add white
Basecoat: retributor armour
Shade: reikland flesh (gloss), dark flesh/black mix for deepest recesses
Highlight: liberator gold, mithril silver
Plume and sword handle
Basecoat: 2:1 warlock purple: wazdakka red
Shade: liche purple, add black
Highlight: add white to basecoat
Glaze with wazdakka