Thursday, November 24, 2011

Arcane Fulcra!


I'm still rattling around, unsatisfied, with a Necron paint scheme that's fast but isn't terrible.  At this point, I'm pretty sure I'm just not going to bother.

As a change of pace, I decided to knock out the Arcane Fulcra I put together back in July, when they came out.

Painting notes follow the picture dump.

Magewrath Throne!






Balewind Vortex!




I tried a lot of weathering here.  For the most part, I think it worked out.  There were definitely some problems with the Throne, though: the verdigris wasn't thin enough and it definitely obscured some detail.

For what it's worth, I tried zenithal highlighting on these guys.  I don't think it shows, though.

Brass
- GW Bestial Brown
- GW Shining Gold
- GW Burnished Gold
- Verdigris wash

Verdigris
I mixed GW Goblin Green, VMC Light Turquoise, VMC White, water, rubbing alchol.  No good ratios... just go thin!  I brushed it on heavily and then immediately dabbed the heck out of it with tissues.  I think this bridges a good gap between verdigris-as-stuff-that-pools and verdigris-as-exposure-to-rain, which is sort of what I took away from this.

Iron
- GW Tin Bitz
- GW Boltgun Metal
- GW Mithril Silver
- Rust wash

Rust Wash
This is a mix of GW Dark Flesh, GW Blazing Orange, P3 Armor Wash and water.  Again, it's all eyeballed here.

Natural Rock
- Ceramcoat Charcoal
- Apple Barrel Pewter Grey
- Ceramcoat Quaker Grey
- Wash: 3:2:2:1 - Water : Badab Black : Matte Medium : Devlan Mud

Carved Rock
- P3 Cryx Bane Base
- P3 Cryx Bane Highlight
- P3 Hammerfall Khaki
- Wash: 3:2:2:1 - Water : Devlan Mud : Matte Medium : Thraka Green

In case you haven't noticed: the 3:2:2:1 wash mix is my special sauce.  It turns the wash into more of a glaze, which makes the colors its washing over richer and more interesting, and cutting the wash 2:1 one color to another produces really neat results.

Also, this is a flip-flop from how I've been doing terrain.  With the rest of my stuff, the Cryx-based colors are the natural colors and the more pure grey is for carved rock.

Finally: hot-damn, I'm still totally in love with the Cryx Bane Base / Cryx Bane Highlight / Khaki progression.  It's such an interesting, natural color.

I did miss a spot while keeping wash even, though: :(


Vortex
- P3 Meridius Blue
- VMC Light Turquoise
- P3 Arcane Blue
- VMC Light Blue
- Turquoise wash

Turquoise Wash
I really need to figure out how to replicate this, because I plan on using it extensively when I revisit my Tau army.  It's P3 Turquoise Ink, a lot of water, a lot of matte medium and a little GW Asurmen Blue.

Bone
- GW Dark Flesh
- P3 Menoth White Base
- P3 Morrow White
- GW Devlan Mud

Anyway, what do people think?
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