This week was busier than expected so I wasn’t able to paint as much as I wanted to. I ended up closing 3 nights this week and on the nights I was off they were jam packed with other things. Well I did get in a 50pt game versus Wes down at Matrix Games…so I suppose I could have painted a bit more.
I figured I would continue along on Harkevich’s over-coat. I put down a layer of Scorched Brown (GW) on the fur portions of the over-coat and behind Harkevich’s head. I broke out the trusty Tin Bitz (GW) and put down a solid even layer of on the metal plates of the over-coat. This is nothing new. I always start most of my metals with a Tin Bitz coat because when dry brushed over it gives the metal a very nice aged quality.
Instead of using Boltgun Metal, I used Shadowed Steel (Reaper). Boltgun has a much darker hue to it, while the Shadowed Steel has a brighter metallic look to it. Instead of drybrushing on the layer like I usualy do, I did a few thin layers and got another flat even coat. The Tin Bitz is barely showing through but that is okay.
Now comes the wash. Certain Washes are just super versatile. Delven Mud and Gryphonne Sepia are the two washes I use the most. In order to dull down the bright metal I put down a heavy Gryhonne Sepia Wash, which is also great for also helping to ‘age’ the metal. My next step after this is going to be adding another layer of the metal and instead of drybrushing, I am going to add some edge highlights and pick out the studs.
I also did up his boots. Not really sure why, but I was eyeballing the figure and remembered something Jody told me, paint from the inside out. So I did, with his boots, which is a pretty simple scheme that turns out great. Graveyard Earth (GW), Delvan Mud Wash (GW), touch up with Graveyard Earth. For the leather straps I just did a thin layer of Snakebite Leather (GW) and then hit the rivets with Boltgun Metal.