A bit of catching up, as I’ve finally based the first batch of MoM characters that I painted a while ago. First up is Charlie, one of my favourite characters across the Arkham files games, especially Eldritch Horror.
Compared to some of the other characters he was fairly well defined, probably because he’s from an expansion (Sanctum of Twilight) rather than from the original core set. With all the characters I’ve tried to follow the card art and this one was one of the easiest.
The suit was the biggest takeaway here and the method I used for painting black is becoming my go to for that colour. It’s dead easy to do and I think quite effective. I started with a Black basecoat. Then highlighted Black with a small amount of Electric Blue added. I repeated this several times, adding a little more Blue each time. I think it gives the suit an expenxive, satin look, which I think an ego like Charlie would appreciate.
Tying things together, I used colours containing a little blue in both his shirt and hair – Heavy Bluegrey and Ghost Grey.
The gold is my attempt at NMM and I think I’m doing okay with these smaller bits and pieces. It’s a basecoat of Desert Yellow with a very small amount of Olive Drab added (all colours mentioned so far are Vallejo paints). I layered up with pure Desert Yellow and then again but with Ivory added. I then just kept adding Ivory to the mix until I got it to where I wanted.
I’m really pleased with Charlie, he really looks the part with the transparent base on those gorgeous game tiles and being a little… rotund, shall we say, he stands out when surrounded by other characters. Rita Young is up next, but till then, here’s a few more pictures of Mr. Kane…