Voilà! The Dwarf Lord is finished, and so is the dying vermin at his feet.
This started out as an exercise in painting skin, using Darren Latham’s excellent tutorial. Doing a clean, vivid, caucasian skin tone can come about in a limitless number of ways, but this is probably my new favorite.
Darren still uses the old (and in some cases really old) GW paints, but I wanted to try and translate the recipe to the new range.
My substitute for Bronzed flesh is Bestigor flesh, instead of Elf flesh I used Kislev flesh, and so on.
I think it works pretty well, and I recently used the same method on one of the new Tempestus Scions to good effect.
For the base I wanted something green, but I also really like to use slate, so there you go. I especially love the moss, I’ll be using that a lot more.
The dead – or dying, as it were – Skaven model is from Mordheim, it’s one of those “casualty” sculpts GW sometimes does, and used to do more of.
I have two more Skaven, plus a couple of human mercenaries, and then there’s all the old metal Guardsmen casualties, some new plastic ones for The Hobbit, the Space Marines ones…
Anyway, I absolutely love them and this was a fun way to use one of the Skaven to give a nice narrative to an otherwise very static model.
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