Two more wonderful models from Otherworld miniatures. The folds of their robe were very interesting to paint, and I experimented with green blue and violet shadows, as well as mixing different tones of red for the highlights.
The skin was made with staining a white-cream base coat with more or less the same colours I used for shading the coats. A similar pattern of iridescent transitions has been used on the blades.
Right or wrong, I consider these to be my best models so far – even though their overall appearance is rather subdued and there are no strong contrasts nor details standing out to command the view.
For this skeleton rider from the 1990s Games Workshop range I adapted a technique from a James Wappel’s video, which I highly recommend. Instead of a “true” shaded base-coat, however – which is still beyond my skills – I more or less randomly applied a mix of thinned-out colours to a bone base-coat. The result was something like this.
From there I worked with thin layers and then thin lines of Game colour sand and white, trying to preserve some of the coloured shade beneath. It is a relatively easy technique, but it gives good results with plain skeletons such as these. Not to mention that the initial base-coating with coloured inks comes with its own childish enjoyment.
(Too bad I noticed that white rim on the border of the base only after I took the pictures, and now I’m several hundred kilometres from the miniature.)
Here’s another piece I’ve managed to complete during the summer, a Games Workshop vampire counts’ black coach. As for the previous model in the same range, I kept everything very simple, focussing mostly on getting the job done.
Believe it or not, the wheels were the part that gave me the most trouble. I ended up redoing them thrice before they got somewhat acceptable.
This is an old wight champion miniature from the vampire counts warhammer fantasy range. I kept the metals on the armour very very simple and concentrated on the freehand for the shield – it’s not great, but that’s my first attempt at it.
Five zombies from the classic Hero Quest game. The skin was made with layers of red, brown and green wash on white primer.