I painted a lot of Doom Reavers.
more details to come
This is Torch, Kommander Strakhov’s character warjack. I started him last summer, blending the red and painting over the black, painted the flames around ReaperCon, and did the metals last week. I took Michael Proctor’s class on Shaded Metallic at ReaperCon and have been planning on painting Torch using that technique for several months now.
Red: err… I forget. Usual assortment of D&R Inks, P3 and S75 colors.
Flames: Nightmare black up through white. I forget what I used for the midtone – maybe Dragon Blue?
Steel: Skeleton Key + Metal Medium. Shaded with Blue Liner.
Gold/Brass: VAM Gold for everything except the stacks, which are P3 Bright Brass. Shaded down with Black Green, and up with VAM Steel and Metal Medium.
I might go back and touch up a few spots (there is a decent amount of unpainted black) and enter him as a serious piece in ReaperCon. If any of my readers have other concrete suggestions please let me know. If I ever want to aim for Gold, I will need feedback and iteration.
Painted this guy up pretty fast, on a Saturday afternoon. Green Stynylrez primer with GW Camoshade then drybrush with an Olive color, then mixing in a yellow-green (Gnoll Pelt). Yellowed Bone + Agrax Earthshade for claws, Gothic Crimson for red bits, and AK Interactive Swamp Gel, for that “fresh out of the sewers” look
Badger Metal Primer, Citadel Nuln Oil (Interesting thing I learned: even when shot through an airbrush, still pools like a wash). Heavy drybrush of VMC Oiled Steel, then mixing in P3 Quicksilver (I think) and finally Vallejo Metal Medium I did lighter and lighter drybrushes. Red Gold is Citadel Gehenna Gold over RMS Walnut Brown. Blue is RMS Desert Blue (an amazing color) shadowed with RMS Indigo Blue and highlighted with RMS Aquamarine Blue and Pure White (I think these three colors must be related, because Desert Sky + Pure White was nearly indistinguishable from Aquamarine Blue at a certain ratio).
The base turned out so-so. Clear plastic from a blister, backside painted so the upward facing portion is still glossy. I put it on after I glued her to the base (big mistake). I used a hex pattern stencil, but it looks more sci-fi than fantasy. The lines are not as crisp as if I’d used contact paper.