Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Malifaux WIP: Monk of High River

I got some time on me hands again and decided to do a quick paint up of a Monk of High River. He's from the Ten Thunders faction. And also my practice piece before I paint the rest of the crew :)
I decided to got for the classic browns and orangey look on the cover art of the box. I gave the mini a brighter orange look though. The brown was already a darker color and I wanted something abit brighter.
I basecoated the cloak in Rhinox Hide. Then added Troll Slayer Orange to the Doombull Brown (50:50). Then I layered on the previous mix again, but adding more Troll Slayer Orange with each layer. I then highlighted with pure Troll Slayer Orange. And then added Yriel Yellow to the mix as a final highlight. I think I washed the final product with a mix of Rhinox Hide with Troll Slayer Orange into the recesses.
For the body armor, it was mainly done using black and grey highlights in an attempt at metal/silver NMM. The inner clothing was done using Rhinox Hide as a base as well. Then Skrag Brown was mixed into it for the highlights. Final highlights saw addition of some Flayed One Flesh to the mix.
I added some greenstuff and spare plastic bits to the base to simulate rocks. Wanted to give the look of him skipping over rocks on water. 
I painted the water part of the base blue and then when it dried, poured in Realistic Water from Woodland Scenics. I bought the Realistic Water like 4 years ago, and it still works!

Look forward to painting the rest of the crew, especially Shen Long. I'll probably save him for last.

Have a great week ahead everyone.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Malifaux WIP: Izamu, The Armor

The last month has been one of transition and change. Am currently in a new workplace, and still gettin' used to the job haha! Anyways, here's to hoping it works out,

I managed to get the new Resurrectionist Arsenal Deck for Malifaux 2nd Edition (or M2E). Decided to paint up another model that I bought from a friend last year.
I went with black, gold and reds. The accents for the ghostly effect of the armor was done using turquoise.
I practiced some Gold NMM effects on Izamu's armor. Still need lots of practice lol!
I used Vallejo paints this time round instead of Citadel paints. I think Vallejo paints are comparable, if not better in some of the colors used. The Vallejo colors used for the NMM basecoat is Heavy Brown. Followed by Heavy Goldbrown. Then highlights were done using white mixed with Heavy Goldbrown. I also used Sepia to darken the recesses of the armor for some contrast.
I based him quite simply, using just sand and glue. I'll be looking to add more stuff on the base. And more highlights on the model itself.
Izamu will be my go to model to bring my list up to 50ss. He also really fits in with my Kirai crew.

I'm planning on getting a box of Gaki models as well for more crew options. Looking forward to painting them up when they arrive.

Have a great week ahead everyone.