Saturday, 4 January 2014

WIP: The Avenged Warband (Part Three): Painting and Plans

With only weeks to go before the Path to Damnation Campaign begins, I've been working hard getting my lord, Mekidius Sirak, all painted up. Here is the model currently, about 95% complete.

I've gone for black armour with grey trim, in-keeping with the main colours of Hail to the King's cover. The black has been highlighted using the "blue" method (I.E. highlighting with a grey-blue palette).  the metal were painted with Leadbelcher, followed by a thin wash made up of burnt umber and black oil paints, and white spirit.

The Skin has been done different to normal, as I wanted the lord to have paler skin than my normal method. After getting a good smooth layer of Pallid Wych Flesh, I washed the face with Reikland Fleshshade. Once dry, I redid the face with more Pallid Wych Flesh, before washing again with Agrax Earthshade. to final off, I highlighted once again with Pallid Wych Flesh.

The centrepiece of the entire model is the Storm Shield. I've attempted to replicate the album cover of Nightmare, with a few tweaks. The cemetary cross the skeleton looms over has been replaced with an eight-pointed star. I still need to tidy up the model, and improve the painting of the skull. But considering how small this area in fact is, I'm very happy with the end result.

The model is based on a Mars/red planet base. This was base coated in Mechrite Red. after a Nuln Oil wash, I dry brushed more Mechrite Red, and dry brushed a final layer of Kislev Flesh.

To finish off this model, I plan to add to the details on the base (the pile of books), add some freehand, paint the power axe blade and perhaps add some glow-effects.

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