I have begun preparing these two Malifaux models which I picked up second hand.
This may be one of the best (affordable) dragon models I have ever seen. I’m planning to try and paint it with oil paints, because they’re supposed to make blending easier on these large surfaces.
Before assembling it, I thought I was going to have a trial with oil paints on this other Malifaux mini, but it is so tiny I think acrylics may be easier on it. I’ll dig up a larger miniature from the pile.
As for the colour schemes for the dragon, here’s a picture of the box art and two takes by painters on CMON to compare.
I definitely won’t be able to reproduce the translucent sheen of the box art. If I go for blue, I will probably have the cream coloured belly, which is rather standard but safer than any alternative I can think of. I could try and push the highlights to the kind of neon bright style on the right side, but probably just within a single part of the spectrum: something like blue to purple with subtle yellow or red pops on the head, tail and limbs.
Anyone with experience painting big beasts or with oils has any suggestions or recommendations before I walk confidently into a major mistake?
Till next time.