Friday, 13 March 2015

Necromunda Spyres #1 - Hunters - WIP 17h 18m

Hi Guys,

Its been another long day with lots going on amongst which I completed the Spyre Hunters. Without going into detail (painting guide below), NMM was finished and a little work done on one of the swords plus some varnishes.

Spyre Hunter Painting Guide
  1. Clean-up, assemble & base the mini
  2. Airbrush an even undercoat using three thin coats of 1:1 mix of Black Undercoat(V):Airbrush Thinner(V)
  3. Airbrush highlights/light sourcing for the blue areas using a 1:1 mix of 1:1 mix of Grey Undercoat(V):Airbrush Thinner(V)
  4. Airbrush the blue areas with several thin coats of a 1:1:1 mix of Dark Prussian Blue(VMC):Black(VMC):Airbrush Thinner(V)
  5. Add highlights to the blue areas using the airbrush with a 1:1 mix Dark Prussian Blue(VMC):Airbrush Thinner
  6. Add further highlights to the blue areas using the airbrush with a 1:1 mix Magic Blue(VGC):Airbrush Thinner
  7. Add extreme highlights to the blue areas using the airbrush with a 1:1:1 mix Magic Blue(VGC)White(VGC):Airbrush Thinner
  8. Mask the mini in preparation to pain the swords
  9. Airbrush the whole sword with several thin coats of a 2:1 mix of Blue Green(VMC):Airbrush Thinner(V)
  10. Airbrush the ends of sword with several thin coats of a 2:2:1 mix of Dark Prussian Blue(VMC):Airbrush Thinner(V):Turquoise(VGC)
  11. Line the edges of the sword with a thinned coat of White(VGC)
  12. Airbrush a light source onto the sword with a coat of White(VMAC)
  13. Airbrush a matt varnish to the whole mini using a 1:1 mix of Matt Varnish(V):Airbrush Thinner(V)
  14. Define/line the blue areas using the previous blue/black mix
  15. Define/line the sword using the previous blue/turquoise mix
  16. Highlight the blue areas with a thinned coat of White(VGC)
  17. Wash the whole mini with a thinned coat of Blue Wash(VGC)
  18. Re-highlight the blue areas with a thinned coat of White(VGC)
  19. Paint the yellow areas(including chevrons) with a slightly thinned coat of Heavy Goldbrown(VGC)
  20. Highlight the yellow areas with a slightly thinned 1:1 mix of White(VMC):Heavy Goldbrown(VGC)
  21. Extreme highlight the yellow areas with a slightly thinned 2:1 mix of White(VMC):Heavy Goldbrown(VGC)
  22. Add POL highlights to the yellow areas with a slightly thinned coat of White(VMC)
  23. Clean-up around the yellow areas & paint the black chevrons with a thinned coat of Black(VMC)
  24. Paint the male skin with a solid coat of Cork Brown(VMC)
  25. Paint the female skin with a solid coat of Basic Skintone(VMC)
  26. Paint the eye sockets & mouths with a coat of Black(VMC)
  27. Paint the eyes inside the sockets with a coat of Ivory(VMC)
  28. Paint the eye pupils with a coat of Black(VMC)
  29. Add a POL highlight to the pupils with a slightly thinned coat of White(VMC)
  30. Wash the recesses in the male skin with Flat Earth(VMC) & Cavalry Brown(VMC)
  31. Wash the recesses in the female skin with Medium Fleshtone(VMC)
  32. Highlight the male skin with a thinned coat of Cork Brown(VMC)
  33. Highlight the female skin with a thinned coat of Basic Skintone(VMC)
  34. Further highlight the male skin with a thinned 1:1 mix of Cork Brown(VMC): Basic Skintone(VMC)
  35. Further highlight the female skin with a thinned coat of Ivory(VMC)
  36. Add tones to the male/female’s nose, cheekbones & bottom lip with a glaze(4:1) coat of Water/flow aid:Cavalry Brown(VMC)
  37. Finish of the male/female skin by picking out POL with a thinned coat of Ivory(VMC)
  38. Paint male stubble with a slightly thinned 1:1 mix of Cork Brown(VMC):Dark Grey(VMC)
  39. Highlight male stubble with increasing amounts of Ivory(VMC)
  40. Paint the hair with a slightly thinned coat of Orange Brown(VMC)
  41. Apply a wash to the hair using Cavalry Brown(VMC)
  42. Highlight the hair with a slightly thinned coat of Orange Brown(VMC)
  43. Re-highlight the hair with a slightly thinned 1:1 mix of Sunny Skintone(VMC):Orange Brown(VMC)
  44. Paint the cloth with a slightly thinned coat of Light Grey(VMC)
  45. Shade the cloth with 4:1 mix of Water/flow aid:Dark Grey
  46. Highlight the cloth with a slightly thinned coat of Light Grey(VMC)
  47. Further highlight the cloth with a slightly thinned 1:1 mix of Light Grey(VMC):White(VMC)
  48. Paint the skulls & inner wings with a slightly thinned coat of Dark Sand(VMC)
  49. Wash the skulls & inner wings with a coat of Smokey Ink(VGC)
  50. Highlight the skulls & inner wings with a slightly thinned coat of Dark Sand(VMC)
  51. Re-highlight the skulls & inner wings with a slightly thinned 1:1 mix of Ivory(VMC):Dark Sand(VMC)
  52. Add extreme highlights the skulls & inner wings with a slightly thinned coat of Ivory(VMC)
  53. Highlight the black areas(including chevrons) by adding increasing amounts of white into the black, upto pure white
  54. Glaze the black areas with a 4:1 mix of water/thinner:Dark Prussian Blue(VMC)
  55. Paint the green OSL areas with a slightly thinned coat of Heavy Black Green(VGC)
  56. Paint the red OSL areas with a slightly thinned coat of Black Red(VMC)
  57. Highlight the green OSL areas with a slightly thinned coat of Warpstone Glow(C)
  58. Highlight the red OSL areas with a slightly thinned coat of Bloody Red(VGC)
  59. Further highlight the green OSL areas with a slightly thinned coat of Moot Green(C)
  60. Further highlight the red OSL areas with a slightly thinned coat of Golden Yellow(C)
  61. Apply a POL dot to the OSL areas with Dead White(VGC)
  62. Airbrush the mini with a 1:1 mix of Matt Varnish(V):Airbrush Thinner(V)
  63. Apply a layer of gloss varnish to the OSL areas
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Thursday, 12 March 2015

Necromunda Spyres #1 - Hunters - WIP 14h 58m

Hi All,

This morning was spent cleaning & reorganising my studio/office after an unfortunate liking shower threatened vital areas.

I did manage to get some work done on the Spyres this afternoon, manly on the black/NMM areas. All being well I complete work on these tomorrow.

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Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Necromunda Spyres #1 - Hunters - WIP 11h 36m

Hi All,

Today's been a long day and I've been having issues with a colour selection, hence the late update.

Despite being long, its been productive with lots completed on the Spyres; mostly faces, hair and white areas.

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Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Necromunda Spyres #1 - Hunters - WIP 7h 12m

Hi All,

Work continued today on the Spyres. All the blue areas(the main colour) were completed with highlights & shading. Also my customer stated that I should add some black & yellow chevrons, because thats what they do in Necromunda! So chevrons you get, on all the wirework, and there is lots of it on these minis. The black areas(including the chevrons) hasn't been highlighted yet, but when it has, I think they will really pop good!

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