July 03, 2009

Nightbringer

Finished the Nightbringer at last. I’ve lost count of the number of evenings I’ve been in bed, waiting to fall asleep, trying to figure out how I would paint it (the alternative being thinking about what the next stage of my long-running D&D campaign will be like). All black with grey highlights did not work; a black cloth with white flesh wasn’t appealing either. I’ve ended up with the following:body base-coated with Bleached Bone, with a couple of layers of Gryphonne Sepia washes. Then a quick highlight with Bleached Bone again, and one final, light Sepia wash.cloth undercoated Chaos Black, with first a drybrush of Adeptus Battlegrey, then a drybrush of Scab Red.The base I’d done months back, using my usual scheme - gravel undercoated Chaos Black with a drybrush of Fortress Grey followed by a lighter drybrush of Bleached Bone, and scarabs undercoated Chaos Black, drybrushed Dwarf Bronze, and finally washed Thraka Green. The eyes were done with Scorpion Green.Oh, and the scythe’s blade is not glued on – I’ve used magnets. I could not get the thing to hold on properly with glue, plus being able to remove it makes the mini much easier to store.Now if only I’d properly washed the model before the undercoat, maybe the paint would not flake as much. Hoping the coat of varnish will limit this a bit…
Nightbringer
Nightbringer
Nightbringer
Nightbringer