Thursday, March 19, 2009

Take Cover: Almost Complete!

Nearly done! Almost every part of the mini got some work tonight, with only the boltgun and chapter symbol as big "to do" items before Friday night. I'm going to complete this one!

The armor was highlighted with VGC Blood Red, glazed on rather than hard edge highlighted. The shading for the armor was VGC Night Blue / VGC Red Gore. Using a blue in the shading layer is something Jeremie Bonamant Teboul discussed in his painting seminar in Chicago in 2007. I took some notes on it, and he posted them on his site.

The damage to the armor is Reaper Honed Steel (roughly GW Chainmail, but a bit more blue) tapped on, then black edges along the top of the damage. I then used red gore again to touch up the black to more controlled areas, then selectively glazed with GW Terracotta to soften the area and give the subtle impression of rust. The face is washed with Ogryn Flesh, then re-highlighted with P3 Midlund flesh and shaded with VGC dark fleshtone. The stones were based with Foundation Charadon Granite, then washed with several different washes to give a non-homogenous look. The glowing damage is skull white at the center and layered through yellow to orange to dark red.

Okay! I'll post final pics when I get this fellow completed!


  1. Looking great, he's really come along brilliantly. Best of luck in the contest!

  2. I agree, it's coming along really nicely.

    One thing I would mention is that from the picture, it appears that there may need to be some more shadow along some of the lower parts of the model (between the models right thigh and knee in particular) to provide more definition between the parts of the armour.

    Kudos to you for using glazing techniques on the model. Mr. Teboul's seminar was very helpful to me as well.

    Good luck.

  3. very nice, but don't forget to scorch his left shoulder plate, next to the rock: if you can burn through rock, you can burn through paint....

  4. Wow, looking great! Good luck in the contest.

  5. that pose has a lot of character!


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