Well, it’s far too hot to be working on the garden, even for a sun lover like me, but that has given me a little free time to catch up on some posts.
Sin was actually finished sometime last month and was painted in a bit of a rush. We had planned a game of MCP, and Yasmin was badgering me to get her done so she could use her in the game. So, whilst she looks pretty good at game distance, there are more than a few errors that show up in the photos, so try not to look too hard!
Hands up, I knew nothing about this character. Yasmin had selected her to be on her roster as an alternative leader for the Cabal, though to be honest she proved perfectly good played outside of her leadership role, especially when teamed up with her partner in crime, Crossbones.
So, anything worth mentioning regarding the painting? Well, I have to say I’m becoming rather fond of the ScaleColour paints, which I used to paint the majority of the reds (I only have the Red paint set for this particular brand). I like the way the paint flows, which, compared to Vallejo and Citadel, it doesn’t! If that sounds a bit contradictory, I’ll try again. ScaleColour, being gel based, seems to hold its surface tension better and I find it more predictable, which helps me be more precise. It also gives a nice, smooth, and very matt finish, though the colours do dry a little darker than expected.
I used the ScaleColour for her top and boots – Basecoat Blood Red; Layer of Antares Red; Layer of Aldebaran Red; Highlight of Aldebaran + Mars Orange; Final Highlight of Mars. For her hair, on the other hand, I used Vallejo paints – Basecoat Heavy Sienna; Layer Scarlet; Layer Scarlet + Dwarf Skin and repeat with increased Dwarf Skin; Glaze over with Red Ink; Final Highlight of Mars Orange. A lot of work for not a lot of difference!
I wanted to recreate a shiny leather look for her trousers (pants for those American readers), and it doesn’t look too bad from a distance, at least that’s my personal, and totally biased, opinion!
I had a few issues with her skin. I painted her up using my usual combination of Tan and Pale Flesh, but this time with a little Light Rust thrown in for good measure. Once I’d done, she looked too tanned for a red head, who usually have much paler skin, so I started to glaze over with Pale Flesh until I was happy. This took rather longer than I expected. Anyway, you can see the final result. All the glazing did reduce the contrast, but I didn’t have time to go back and add a little more shade, maybe I’ll revisit in the future (Yeah! right, who am I kidding!).
And that is Sin. One more MCP character to do, Viper, before I have to decide who to buy next. My choice, as Yasmin’s roster is now larger than mine, and I’m thinking of adding another leader myself, maybe She-Hulk, we shall see…