Sunday, 4 August 2013

Following a few requests for a step-by-step painting guide for Lord Curr's Company, here it is. This is a lengthy guide (over a hundred steps), but it is thorough. Enjoy
 
Clean flash and mould lines from the minis

Airbrush the whole mini with a 1:1 mix White Surface Primer(V):Airbrush Thinner(V)

Airbrush the skin with a 1:1 mix of Dwarf Skin(V):Airbrush Thinner(V)

Airbrush the Mohan Singh’s skin with a 1:1:1 mix of Dwarf Skin(V):Leather Brown(V):Airbrush Thinner(V)

Wash the skin (two coats) with unthinned Reikland Flashshade(C)

Apply the first highlights to the skin using 2-3 thin coats of the original base colour(s)

Apply the second highlights to the skin with a coat of the original base colour(s) mixed with an equal amount of Bonewhite(V)

Apply the third highlights to the skin with by adding more Bonewhite(V) to the second highlight colour

Apply the final highlights to the skin slightly thinned Bonewhite(V)

 Paint the deepest recesses of the skin and around the hairline with thinned Dark Fleshtone(V)

 Paint the deepest recesses of Mohan’s skin, around his hairline and all the mini’s eye sockets with 2:1 mix of Black:Dark Fleshtone(V)

 Line the whites of the eyes with White, then dot them with Black

 Paint blond hair with a slightly thinned coat of Desert Yellow(V)

 Paint Brown hair with a slightly thinned coat of Dryad Bark(C)

 Paint Red hair with a slightly thinned coat of Dark Fleshtone(V)

 Paint Black hair with a slightly thinned coat of Black

 Wash the blond and red hair with Reikland Flashshade(C)

 Highlight the black hair with a 1:1 mix of Black:Fenris Grey(C)

 Highlight the brown hair with a Calthan Brown(C)

 Highlight the blond hair with Desert Yellow(V)

 Highlight the Red hair with a 1:1 mix of Dark Fleshtone(V):Scrofulous Brown(V)

 Add white to the the Dark Fleshtone(V):Scrofulous Brown(V) mix and apply final highlights to the red hair

 Add final highlights to the black hair with Shadow Grey(C)

 Add final highlights to the brown hair with Earth(V)

 Add final highlights to the blond hair with Bonewhite(C)

 Paint the light brown cloth areas with two thinned coats of Earth(V)

 Shade the creases in the light brown cloth areas with two thinned coats of a 1:1 mix of Earth(V):Charadon Granite(C)

 Re-highlight the light brown cloth areas with a slightly thinned coat of Earth(V)

 Highlight the light brown cloth areas with a slightly thinned coat of Khaki(V)

 Wash the light brown cloth areas with a thinned coat of Devlan Mud(C)

 Paint the red brown cloth/shoes with two thinned coats of Beasty Brown(V)

 Wash the red brown cloth/shoes with a coat of unthinned Agrax Earthshade(C)

 Re-highlight the red brown cloth/shoes with two slightly thinned coats of Beasty Brown(V)

 Highlight the red brown cloth/shoes with a coat of slightly thinned Leather Brown(V)

 Add final hard edge highlights to the red brown cloth/shoes with an slightly thinned coat of Desert Yellow(V)

 Paint the leather apron with a thinned coat of Leather Brown(V)

 Wash the leather apron with a coat of unthinned Agrax Earthshade(C)

 Re-highlight the leather apron with two slightly thinned coats of Leather Brown(V)

 Highlight the leather apron with a coat of slightly thinned Desert Yellow(V)

 Add final hard edge highlights to the leather apron with an slightly thinned coat of Bonewhite(C)

 Paint the dark brown hats with a thinned coat of Dryad Bark(C)

 Wash the dark brown hats with a coat of unthinned Nuln Oil(C)

 Re-highlight the dark brown hats with two slightly thinned coats of Dryad Bark(C)

 Highlight the dark brown hats with a coat of slightly thinned Gorthor Brown(C)

 Wash the dark brown hats with a thinned coat of Devlan Mud(C)

 Paint the gun stocks with a thinned coat of Charadon Granite(C)

 Highlight the gun stocks with a coat of slightly thinned 1:1 mix of Gorthor Brown(C):Desert Yellow(V)

 Add more Desert Yellow(V) to the mix and further highlight the gun stocks (making patterns of wood grain)

 Add White to the mix and further highlight the gun stocks (making patterns of wood grain)

 Add final highlights (making patterns of wood grain) with White

 Wash the gun stocks with a unthinned coat of Agrax Earthshade(C)

 Paint Mohan’s ankle wraps with a thinned coat of Dheneb Stone(C)

 Wash Mohan’s ankle wraps with a coat of unthinned Devlan Mud(C)

 Re-highlight Mohan’s ankle wraps with a slightly thinned coat of Dheneb Stone(C)

 Add hard edge highlights to Mohan’s ankle wraps with a coat of slightly thinned White

 Paint the white cloth areas with a thinned coat of Astronomican Grey(C)

 Wash the white cloth areas with thinned Dawnstone(C)

 Re-highlight white cloth areas with a slightly thinned 1:1 mix of Astronomican Grey(C):White

 Add highlights to the white cloth areas with two slightly thinned coats of White

 Paint the grey cloth areas with a thinned coat of Adeptus Battlegrey(C)

 Wash the grey cloth areas with unthinned Nuln Oil(C)

 Re-highlight grey cloth areas with a slightly thinned Adeptus Battlegrey(C)

 Add highlights to the grey cloth areas with two slightly thinned coats of Dawnstone(C)

 Paint the Purple cloth areas with a thinned coat of Liche Purple(C)

 Wash the Purple cloth areas with unthinned Leviathan Purple(C)

 Re-highlight Purple cloth areas with a slightly thinned Liche Purple(C)

 Add highlights to the Purple cloth areas with two slightly thinned coats of Warlock Purple(C)

 Paint the Black cloth/leather/shoes with a thinned coat of 1:1 mix Adeptus Battlegrey(C):Black

 Wash the Black cloth/leather/shoes with unthinned Nuln Oil(C)

 Re-highlight Black cloth/leather/shoes with a slightly thinned Adeptus Battlegrey(C):Black

 Add highlights to the Black cloth/leather/shoes with two slightly thinned coats of Adeptus Battlegrey(C)

 Paint the green cloth areas with a thinned coat of Knarloc Green(C)

 Wash the green cloth areas with unthinned Biel-Tan Green(C)

 Re-highlight green cloth areas with a slightly thinned Knarloc Green(C)

 Add highlights to the green cloth areas with two slightly thinned coats of Gretchin Green(C)

 Paint the yellow cloth areas with a thinned coat of Iyanden Darksun(C)

 Wash the yellow cloth areas with unthinned Casandora Yellow(C)

 Re-highlight yellow cloth areas with a slightly thinned Iyanden Darksun(C)

 Add highlights to the yellow cloth areas with two slightly thinned coats of 1:1 mix Iyanden Darksun(C):white

 Paint the light blue cloth areas with a thinned coat of Enchanted Blue(C)

 Wash the light blue cloth areas with unthinned Drakenhof Nightshade(C)

 Re-highlight light blue cloth areas with a slightly thinned Enchanted Blue(C)

 Add highlights to the light blue cloth areas with two slightly thinned coats of 1:1 mix Enchanted Blue(C):Ice Blue(C)

 Paint the red cloth areas with a thinned coat of Mephiston Red(C)

 Wash the red cloth areas with unthinned Devlan Mud(C)

 Re-highlight red cloth areas with a slightly thinned Mephiston Red(C)

 Add highlights to the red cloth areas with two slightly thinned coats Wild Rider Red(C)

 Paint the dark blue cloth areas with a thinned coat of Kantor Blue(C)

 Wash the dark blue cloth areas with unthinned Nuln Oil(C)

 Re-highlight dark blue cloth areas with a slightly thinned Kantor Blue(C)

 Add highlights to the dark blue cloth areas with two slightly thinned coats of 1:1 mix Enchanted Blue(C):Kantor Blue(C)

 Paint all the metal areas and with a thinned coat of Black

 Paint the steel areas with a slightly thinned coat of Boltgun Metal(C)

 Paint the gold areas with a slightly thinned coat of Glorious Gold(V)

 Paint the copper areas with a slightly thinned coat of Hammered Copper(V)

 Wash the steel, gold and copper areas with unthinned Nuln Oil(C)

 Re-highlight steel areas with a slightly thinned Boltgun Metal(C)

 Re-highlight the copper areas with unthinned Hammered Copper(V)

 Re-highlight gold areas with a slightly thinned Glorious Gold(V)

 Add highlights to the steel areas with a slightly thinned coat of Chainmail(C)

 Add final highlights to the copper areas with a slightly thinned Brassy Brass(V)

 Black line were needed with a thinned coat of Black

 Airbrush the whole mini with a 1:1 mix of Gloss Varnish(V):Water

 Superglue to bases (2p’s)

 Glue sand to bases with PVA

 Undercoat the bases with a 1:1 mix Black Surface Primer(V):Water

 Basecoat the sand covered tops of the bases with a thinned coat of Dryad Bark(C)

 Dampbrush the sand covered tops of the bases with an unthinned coat of Calthan Brown(C)

 Paint the rims of the bases with Calthan Brown(C)

 Dampbrush the sand covered tops of the bases with an unthinned coat of Bonewhite(V)

 Repaint the rims of the bases with Calthan Brown(C)

 Airbrush the whole mini with a 1:1 mix of Matt Varnish(V):Water

 Paint the metalics, lenses and gem with 1:1 mix of Gloss Varnish(V):Water

 Glue flock to bases with PVA

As always if you would like a closer look at any pictures above, click on them. If you have any comments or would like to ask me questions or provide feedback, please fill in the comments box below (this will be moderated before being published on this blog).

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