This one's going to be a bit different. Since I was painting rapid-fire, far less emphasis was placed on starting one color, finishing it, and moving on. Instead, I would paint with what had been mixed, and was often jumping from unit to unit as I went. As a result, my notes are going to be very rough, and I wouldn't trust them at all!
I re-primed the unit black, after a failed experiment with Zenithal priming. I still think this was the right decision for this task.
For the first pass, I did the first layers of skin and fur. For the fur, I used 3 SS Camo Black Brown, 3 Dark Flesh, 1 Medium Grey, and 1/2 wolf grey. For the skin, I used 4 Dark Fleshtone, 2 Medium Grey, 1 Electric Blue, and 1 Black. I wanted the blue to make the grey skin stand out slightly from what was going to be a brownish-orange "woolly mammoth" shade for the fur, and Medium Grey went into both so they would seem to have a dirty, muddy shade - just like an actual rhino.
|Skin layer 1||Fur layer 1|
I did a the second layers on the skintone, then jumped into the blues.. For the fur, I used 2 Dark Fleshtone, 2 Medium Grey, and 1 Wolf Grey. For the skin, I used 2 Dark Fleshtone, 4 Medium Grey, 2 Electric Blue, and 1 Stonewall Grey.
|Fur/Skin layer 2 done, First two layers of blue done|
After the blues were done, I went back and did a third layer on the skin and fur. These would be the last layers for CCKoWAWS, but I would come back later to finish highlighting. For the fur, I used 1 Medium Grey, 2 Elf Fleshtone, 1 Wolf Grey For the skin, I used 1 Medium Grey, 1 Bestial Brown, 1 Electric Blue, 1 Stonewall Grey
|Blues done, skin and fur on third layer|
|The unit as it stood at the end of CCKOWAWS|
Once the challenge was over, I took a day off to recover, and then jumped right back in to see if I could finish the unit up.
For the fourth layer of fur, I used 1 Medium Grey, 2 Bone White, 2 Wolf Grey.
For the fourth layer of skin, I used 2 Stonewall Grey, 2 Wolf Trey, 1/2 Electric Blue, 1/2 Glacier blue.
|Fur, Fourth Layer||Skin, fourth layer|
For the fifth layer of fur, I simply added 2 Wolf Grey and 2 white to the previous layer.
For the fifth layer of skin, I used 2 Wolf Grey, 1 Electric Blue, and 2 Glacier Blue
For the sixth layer of fur, I mixed up 1 Bone White, 1 Wolf Grey and 4 White
I finished the sixth layer of skin with 2 Glacier Blue, 2 White.
|The unit after CCKoWAws, versus after the skin and fur were completed|
|Rank-and-file, post-fur||Qaano detail, post-fur|
|Final NMM layers|
|Finished NMM, left side of unit||Finished NMM, right side of unit|
|Detail shot, NMM finished||Detail of Qaano, the unit commander|
Once the non-metallic metal was done, I came back in and did the wooden handles of their weapons, as well as the ice-head one warrior was wielding. At some point in the process, I also decided this unit needed to be a Stampede, so I made a new base that size and magnetized the unit to it.
|Rebased on Stampede base, adding wood and ice|
|Painted weapons||Closer in on the finished unit|
|Rebased, finished unit|
Fur:First layer: 3 SS Camo Black Brown, 3 Dark Flesh, 1 Medium Grey, 1/2 wolf grey
Second layer: 2 Dark Fleshtone, 2 Medium Grey, 1 Wolf Grey
Third layer: 1 Medium Grey, 2 Elf Fleshtone, 1 Wolf Grey
Fourth layer: 1 Medium Grey, 2 Bone White, 2 Wolf Grey
Fifth Layer: 2 Wolf Grey and 2 White added to the previous layer
Sixth Layer: 1 Bone White, 1 Wolf Grey, 4 White
Skin:First Layer: 4 Dark Fleshtone, 2 Medium Grey, 1 Electric Blue, 1 Black
Second Layer: 2 Dark Fleshtone, 4 Medium Grey, 2 Electric Blue, 1 Stonewall Grey
Third Layer: 1 Medium Grey, 1 Bestial Brown, 1 Electric Blue, 1 Stonewall Grey
Fourth Layer: 2 Stonewall Grey, 2 Wolf Trey, 1/2 Electric Blue, 1/2 Glacier blue
Fifth Layer: 2 Wolf Grey, 1 Electric Blue, 2 Glacier Blue
Sixth Layer: 2 Glacier Blue, 2 White
IceFirst Layer: 2 Electric Blue, 1 Glacier Blue
Second Layer: 2 Purple wash, 3 water, 1floor wax
Third Layer: 3 Glacier Blue, 1 Electric Blue
Fourth layer: 3 Glacier Blue
Fifth Layer: 1 Glacier Blue, 1 White
WoodFirst Layer: Bestial Brown
Second Layer: 1 Bestial Brown, 3 Leather Brown
Third Layer: 1 Leather Brown, 2 Elf Flesh