Malifaux:Smoke and Mirrors
We have another visit to the painting mind of Tim the Viking. First a little about him and why he chose this model:
“I started off with Games Workshop (as most do!) young young, painting Dark Elves. From then as per the usual progression, picking up all the armies and painting about a 3rd of the bought models. I play Warmahordes, trollkin and love the painting. I have recently started playing Malifaux and have fallen in love with the model details and the game in general. Cards!!! I’m cursed with dice. The tactical side of Malifaux is something that I have missed so far and for the cheap starting price of the game I would. Recommend it to anyone.“
I started off with undercoating the model skull white, making sure that the spray remained a good distance away from the model and getting a very fine layer instead of blobbing up and taking away the fine detail in this model.
I then base painted the clothing with Base – daemonette hide, watering down the paint slightly to get a smooth and thin layer. I did this twice as the undercoat could still be seen. It is better to apply multiple thin layers as the base layer will not pool.
For the final highlight on the clothing I used Layer – genestealer purple to pick out the extreme edges and large areas.
The shade and layering stage was then repeated but with smaller areas being picked out.
The skin was then painted with two layers of thin Base – Steel legion drab and then two watered down layers of Kommando khaki. This was then followed by another wash of Shade reikland fleshade then highlighted with watered Kommando Khaki picking out the raised areas.
To finish off I took a very fine detail brush and with Abaddon Black detailed stitches on the “skin”. I did this by having very little paint on the brush and carefully drawing the tip over the area.
The ribbons were then painted with base Averland sunset and highlighted with Layer flash gitz yellow.
|Smoke and Mirrors Wryd boxset Mannequin finished|
The Base was painted with Base – Averland Sunset and then washed with Shade reikland fleshade several times.
For all layering I watered down the paints 2:1 paint/water so the layers came out smooth. Lots of thin layers are much better than 1 thick blobby layer.
Base – daemonette hide
Layer xereus purple
Layer genestealer purple
Shade druchii violet
Base steel legion drab
Shade reikland fleshade
Base Abaddon Black
Base aver land sunset
Shade reikland fleshade