I couldn't resist on two counts. One, this speed painting malarky really focuses me to paint and more importantly complete a miniature and secondly, I only have two of these Jes Goodwin wardancers (such great sculpts) and felt that I had to paint up the second one too before he got separated and potentially lost in the great, relatively static, painting queue.
So here's the finished miniatures:
|Matching Hobgoblin Orange garments|
And this is how I got there in under an hour:
|Under a minute to apply a wash of Asurman Blue with some added washing up liquid to help keep a smooth drying|
|A couple more washes after the first one dries under the hot lamp.|
|Highlighted the skin by progressively adding some white to the Asurman Blue in the raised areas|
|Added some glazes of Druchii Violet to the eye sockets and the cheeks to give a bit of warmth and glow to his now quite pale face.|
|Blocked in some areas of colour using Balor Brown for the basecoat of yellow, Titilating Pink on the stockings, Boltgun Metal on the metal and Warplock Bronze on the bronze.|
|Highlighted up the hair by adding progressively larger quantities of Sunburst Yellow to the mix. Eventually adding some white to the final layer. Highlighted the pink stockings too.|
|Washing in some Chestnut Ink and Badab Black mix onto metal areas.|
I had to stop here for the night, as I had to help put the kids to bed and after that, really didn't feel like carrying on (I was lured onto the couch to watch tv with the missus). But I did the following night. So where was I at 22.49...:
|Highlighting up the bronze with Vallejo Bronze and gold mixes. Hobgoblin Orange onto the gloves, highlighted with white added and applied two layers of green to his towel.|
|In the last 6 minutes I added eyes, gems and highlighted up the brown and black shoes.|
|And even painted the back side too. Happy with 51.57 on the trusty old 80's Casio!|
And here's the pair of them, pre-basing:
And both finished and looking quite hostile.
So obviously I made these fellas look like Drow with their blue skin; they'll eventually be part of my Lost and the Damned retinue table challenge, when I get around to painting the other 4 elves that will accompany them.
Thanks for reading.