I’ve not got too much to show for my efforts today, as I spent the morning looking for tutorials and suggestions for painting dwarf skin. I found a really brilliant tutorial from a few years ago by Darren Lathem on his blog over at http://razzaminipainting.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/dwarf-skin-tutorial.html
The paint guide referencing the old Citadel colours, so I spent some time listing alternative colours I could use that I have for the various stages.
On a non-dwarf related topic, I did a little work on the zombicide zombie I posted previously, all effort on the base. I filed and smoothed the edge (which had like an odd horizontal mold line), and added a layer of sand over the top of the citadel texture paint it previously had. It’s a little too course to look like a road base like I intended originally, so I may just now do it as a dirty, muddy field with a few clumps of grass on this one.
Also, having learned from being stuck for a day or two after finishing my last model, I thought I’d strip a few other old models for when this ones done. They probably aren’t going to be the ones I specifically work on next, but I think if I regularly strip old miniatures, I’ll have something that interests me to work on prepared. Those stripped last night:
- an old 40k Bad Moon Ork Warboss
- a shadow grey base coated Inquisitor Coteaz
- the classic old school Durthu the Treeman
The Ork Warboss and Treeman are particularly old models, but are full of character. The paint on these must have been very think as the toothbrush used to clear off the paint is an horrific mess!
This afternoon I started on the Dwarf Slayer in earnest, laying down the basecoat for the skin. Using a 50:50 mix of Bugmans Glow and Doombull Brown, watered down to a reasonable consistency, I applied a couple of thin layers to all the skin areas. Or at least I thought to all the skin…