|First layer, left side||First layer, right side||First layer, rear|
This did two things - it subtly darkened the purple to increase the shadows, and it pulled the grey out of the previous layer into a warmer brown tone. There was a second reason behind this - when I painted the Rackham wolfen/devourers that would be come my Ogre Kingdoms army, I had a warmer brown base coat, and I was worried this model was going to stand out too much from a color tone.
|First wash, left side||First wash, right side|
|Second layer, right side||Second layer, rear right||Second layer, rear right|
For the third layer, I went down to a single drop of SS Camo Black Brown, a drop of Medium Grey, and two drops of Brown Earth, which is a khaki-yellow brown color slightly darker than Snakebite Leather (on the GW color scale).Worried that it was going too dark, I then added a touch of Stonewall grey to give it a lighter, slightly chalkier complexion.
|Third layer, left side||Third layer, right side||Third layer, left rear|
The fourth layer was a 3 drops of English Uniform to 3 drops of Bleached Bone (or bonewhite, to the GW paint users), with a dab of Stonewall Grey to retain that grey tint.
|Fourth layer, left side||Fourth layer, right side||Fourth layer, right rear|
The fifth layer was 3 parts Bleached Bone to one part English Uniform, with a touch of white instead of Stonewall Grey, to get the visuals to really pop.
|Fifth layer, left side||Fifth layer, right side||Fifth layer, rear|
For the warpstone in the cannon-club, I started with 50/50 Dark Angels green to SS Camo Black Brown, and quickly highlighted it up through Goblin Green and into Fluo Green, then swiped a quick white highlight across the edges to give it that gemstone reflectiveness. I also worked some blue into the cannon, just to give a contrast color.
|Finished model, left side|
|Finished model, front|
So what's up next for me? The Alamo is but a few weeks away, so I'm heavily into terrain creation/repair. I've been playing with spray paint and stencils, which was fun but probably not worth a blog post, and messing with some water effects, which I may post about if I have time. I've also got another order of miscast bags to share with you.
After that, I'll be participating in the Counter-Charge podcast's Army in a Weekend challenge, the weekend after the Alamo you can expect to see just a ton of picture dumps as I update progress. I probably won't have much in the way of commentary on those (at least not live), but I will try to retroactively add stuff or try to write stuff in advance if I already know the layers I'll be using. Expect a post in the next week or two previewing that. Spoiler alert: It'll be a dual use Darklands/Kings of War army, using Fomoraic models to make a Herd force!