Just finished this guy up this morning for the owner of the LHS. He is planning on running him with a couple of Stormwall's ! Fun, but hard model to paint. All of the straps and various details made for some tedious work.
Fantastic! What colors did you use for the desert rock? Looks very realistic.
Extremely nice paint job - I like the wood grain look on the stock of the gun.
I'm also very interested in how you accomplished the look of your base - I'm about to start my first Hordes army with Skorne and I'd love to try to replicate what you've accomplished here.
The base was painted with a combination of acrylic and oil paints. After prepping the base, adding the gravel and skulls I did the following;
1. primed white
2. Airbrushed Vallejo Model Color "Flat Earth" - This layer was applied very lightly and thinly, allowing the white prime base to influence to top color.
3.Using Vallejo Model Color "Dark Sand" I highlighted the top edge of the rock and softly blended it into the flat earth color.
4. Gave the entire base a wash of p3 Brown ink thinned slightly
5. Using Windsor and Newton Oil Paint, Raw Umber, this gave the base a nice rust red/iron oxide look that is common in some deserts. The raw umber was blended into the darkest parts of the rocks and to create more contrast in colors.
6. Using Windsor and Newton Titanium White, I mixed in a small amount of the raw umber and then started blending the highlights.
7. Clear-coated the base with Testor's Dull Coat.
8. Using GW Ogryn Flash I started lining the racks and crevices and enhancing the shadow on the base.
9. Dry-brushed the extreme edges of the rocks with Vallejo Model Color "Dark Sand"
10. Finished the details, painted the skulls added the grass.
11. Clear coated the base in Testor's Dull Coat
12. Attached Kraye and horse.
That is about it, thanks!
Very nice Ashton!
Really nice, crisp and stylish. The base is especially good.
That is fantastic painting.
Nice. For some reason I really like the skull. It flavours the whole model and gives it the feeling of being in some badlands rather than a generic desert.