Sunday, November 4, 2012
Because of the influence of a friend who is majorly into miniature painting and because this just happens to be Warhammer 40k, I've been using Citadel paints and have been pleased with the results I was getting. The miniature here is originally a WOTC piece from the Desert of Desolation line of D&D Minis -- the 'Snaketongue Cultist'. This would be the green robed figure on the right.
On the left is what one of these miniatures was turned into. Nothing fancy and largely just a new paint job as well as a quick bit of work with some cutters.
After priming, I used 'Kantor Blue' for the base coat on the robes and used 'Altdork Guard Blue' as a layer to promote some of the highlights for the folds. I then used 'Drakenhof Nightshade' for the shading / wash for the robes. Now because of the close proximity of the various blues, I get a more subtle result for the blues in the robes given shade and highlight but I think it worked really well.
The footwear consisted of 'XV-88' like the belt but with some 'Argrax Earthshade' as a wash.
Finally I touched up the wood from the staff with some Rhinox Hide.