Mansions of Madness – Priest of Dagon

Didn’t have a lot to go on from the artwork on the token but after a search of the good old Web I came across a paint scheme I liked and copied that!

Mansions of Madness - Priest of Dagon

It’s a fairly standard scheme for a priest I suppose, whites and purples, with a dash of gold. Still, I liked it and didn’t want to waste any more time than necessary on research.

Not a lot to say about the process really, other than how I painted the white robe. Usually, when painting white, I basecoat Heavy Bluegrey, highlight with Ghost Grey, and finish with Dead White, but as with the rest of the Mansions figures, I used this as a chance to try new things.

I’d Zenithal primed using Black, Cold Grey, and then White Ink. I’ve just started using the White Ink for this as it gives a much more intense white, which is great for glazing over. Talking of which, I then mixed a little glaze medium into the ink and applied it over the robe and hat, always brushing towards the brightest areas.

Mansions of Madness - Priest of Dagon

This was okay, but it didn’t give any contrast to the robe, so I washed it over with Vallejo’s Pale Grey Wash – at last I’d found a use for it! This was much better but looked a bit messy, as washes sometimes do, so I glazed over again and blended it in a bit.

A final highlight of Dead White here and there, another glaze to bring it together, and I was happy.

I didn’t spend much time on the rest of him, and it was all straightforward stuff, and so that’s another Mansions mini down, next up the rest of his Cultist buddies…

8 thoughts on “Mansions of Madness – Priest of Dagon

  1. Great work on the priest Justin, the whit turned out really well

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    1. Thanks Dave – very pleased with it myself 🙂

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  2. Nicely done! 🙂 The folds in his clothes are quite shallow, but I think you’ve got the highlight/shading just right! Once again, the clear base looks pretty good (and I’m not a clear base fan)!

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    1. Thanks John.
      Yes, not a lot of definition is there!
      Glad you liked the base, I think they work well for this type of game, allowing all that lovely artwork to be seen.

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  3. The white looks great and the shading is just right for the depth of the folds. I too own Vallejo Grey Wash and shading white is about the only (and best) use for it. I usually do white clothes with Off-White first, then use pure white for the highlights. I’ve never heard of using white ink; where did you get it, and is it a bugger to use?

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    1. Thanks Matt.
      I don’t usually wash white, instead I build it up in layers but here, as the wasn’t any depth to the robe, I thought I’d give it a go; I’m quite pleased with the result.
      Vallejo White Acrylic Artist Ink, which I got from Amazon. This is the first time I’ve used it for anything other than Zenithal Priming and I found it made a great glaze to bring things together.
      I like using Inks but I suppose they aren’t for everyone. They take a while to dry but blend together well. It can be difficult to judge the consistency when glazing as every colour is different and some are really strong and opaque, as I’m finding out!

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  4. This came out very well. This is a tough sculpt to do much with. It isn’t very detailed and as you say, he looks like any old priest to be honest. With that said, he’s a good one to have done. I know I saw this guy in a couple of my games 🙂

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    1. Yes, there wasn’t a lot to do other than try and add some interest.
      Yeah, he appears in a lot of the scenarios, usually as the fool who summoned something big and ugly!

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