These two came with the Path of the Serpent expansion and are of a higher standard than the minis found in the core set and early expansions. They’re of a hard plastic and have crisp detail, with fewer mould lines and other deformities to remove. Still, they’re pretty simple figures and I didn’t want to take too long painting them up.
So, once again I turned to experimenting with inks, and this time I wanted to see how they’d blend.
I started with the familiar Zenithal prime and prepped glazes of Red, Yellow, Green, and Blue ink by adding Glaze medium, roughly 1:1.
Ink isn’t quick drying and so it’s nice and easy to wet blend them together, which is exactly what I did, applying them in the order mentioned above. The order to apply them is something worth thinking about, otherwise the blends throw up odd colours that don’t flow together – worth a practice first if unsure!
The natural shading from the Zenithal prime worked okay, but things were a little dull. To liven it up I Drybrushed the whole thing, first with Bonewhite and then more selectively with Elfic Flesh.
I tried two different colour schemes for the mouth. One, Heavy red highlighted with Bonewhite, and the other Tan and Pale Flesh. The teeth I based with Heavy Ochre and then finished with a loaded brush tipped with white.
Quick tidy up of the eyes, a bit of lining in, and they were done, all in less than an hour!
I didn’t bother mounting them on a base, they stand up okay on their own and look fine on the board; time to move on…