Δευτέρα, 24 Ιανουαρίου 2011

Inquisitor in terminator armour - finished & a tutorial

It's finally done! I'm pleased with the result but I'd like to hear your comments and any sugestions for last minute changes before varnishing. Since some people have asked me for the recipes for certain colours I'll also write a tutorial here.


Red:
This will need some explantaion since I used a somewhat combined technique. The basis was layering but with very thin paint and concentrating the highlights on the uppermost areas. Think of it as a mix of layering and directional highlitghting. I basecoated with a mix of Chaos Black and Scab Red, highlighted with Scab Red and then washed the mini with a mix of Deval Mud & Badab Black. For subsequent highlights I used all of GW's reds moving up to pure Blazing Orange for the final highlights. A thin glaze of Baal Red unified the colour before the final highlight. In general the use of a thin glaze before the final highlight is an easy and effective way to "tie"the colours together. Another important thing to remember here is when you're moving form darker to lighter colour it's better to use an intermediate highlight stage with a mix of the two colours. In these case the highlight sequence after the wash was:
- Scab Red
- Scab Red: Red Gore 1:1
- Red Gore
- Red Gore: Blood Red 1:1
- Blood Red
- Blood Red: Blazing Orange 1:1
- Thin Baal Red Glaze
- Blazing Orange
This may seem like an overkill but actually the armour was very easy to paint and it took me only about 2 hours.

Hood:
This also needs a bit of explanation. It was my first time trying this colour so there was a bit of experimentation. The idea was to use an ochre as a midtone to achieve a more "yellowy" cream colour. So here's how it goes:
- The hood was basecoated with Calthan Brown
- A second basecoat of Tausept Ochre was applied covering everything except deep recesses
- The hood was highlighted with a 1:1 mix of Tausept Ochre: Dheneb Stone
- A second highlight of Dheneb stone was applied
- The hood was washed with Gryphone Sepia
- A wash of Devlan Mud was applied directly in the recesses
- The hood was highlighted with Bleached Bone
- A second highlight with a 1:1 mix of Bleached Bone & Skull White was applied
- Pure Skull White was used for the final highlight

Gold:
- Basecoat with a 1:1:1 mix of Tin Bitz, Dwarf Bronze & Scorched Brown
- Apply a second basecoat of 1:1 Tin Bitz & Dwarf Bronze everywhere except in deep recesses
- Wash the recesses with a 1:1 mix of Deval Mud & Badab Black
- Highlight with a 1:1:1 mix of Tin Bitz, Dwarf Bronze & Mithril Silver
- Highlight extreme edges with a 1:1 mix of Shining Gold & Mithril Silver


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  1. I'm glad you like it Ron. I too enjoyed this mini. It was a return to old school painting for me. What's interesting is that I just noticed that many Inquisitors in Codex Daemonhunters were painted with a similar palette. I didn't have that in mind when I painted that mini but Codex Daemonhunter is the first Codex I ever bought and as it seems it has influenced me a lot. It's a bit strange to see that I'm returning to this style of painting mere months before the release of the new Daemonhunters (or GK?) Codex.

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