Hello again fellow Oldhammerers! Hope you like my Khornate (why did GW stop using these excellent and atmospheric words?) beastman? I actually painted him up just before the last Oldhammer Weekend and only found the time to get him photographed today. Despite being August, the weather in England has been its usual drenched self and so I lacked the light to get a decent shot outside.
Today is a little better and so here we are.
With this figure, I was hoping restore my trademark superfast painting style. Completeing a model in a single sitting is the only way for old Orlygg to go and so I was keen to get back up to speed. There is a little conceit in this, as I actually undercoat, basecoat and wash all of my figures before starting work on them proper. Sometimes years can go by between the time I prime a model and actually sit down to paint it. Not so with this model.
He was undercoated in white then based entirely in a dark red. A few dark brown washes over the top of that and he was ready to work on. Drybrushing and highlighting made short work of the fur and skin, with increasing amounts of orange being added to the red base coat. I used British Camo Green for the trousers, highlighting with Foundry's Boneyard paints - an essential shade, with a great many uses.
The metals were easy too. Black undercoat, then based in a black/dark metal tone. This I washed over with a chestnut ink wash to age the metal before drybrushing over again with silver. For the shield (a metal Maurader one, I think) I went a little further and based with bronze, before washing over with glazes to create an aged verdigris look. Again, a bright silver was drybrushed over to bring out the detail.
Painting the horns was a little more challenging and I was pleased to see my hands growing more steady and confident. I used the Boneyard Shade for Foundry to complete these (working from a black base for the hoof, to create a little variation) before adding a brown glaze to tie the colours all together. A three tone yellow highlight of my own devising helped finish off the rope belt and the boots and eye-patch were drybrushed in grey before being highlights along the edges.
All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable painting experience and a fantastic model, from a less overwrought and more subtle age. A classic Warhammer model that deserves to be in everyone's painted collection.
How many of you have one?