Mansions of Madness – Carson Sinclair

Carson was finished towards the end of last year, so here’s me catching up.

Mansions of Madness - Carson Sinclair

I always thought of Carson as a ‘Grey man,’ moving in the background, unseen and unheard, and so I painted him as such… Okay, in the card art he appears to wearing grey too!

He’s not the most dynamic figure going, is he? He looks like he should be holding a teapot or something in his left hand, or maybe, he’s just been caught doing something he shouldn’t!

Mansions of Madness - Carson Sinclair

I haven’t got much to say about him really, other than I painted him using a few WWII ship colours!

His suit, for example, was basecoated Black and then layered up with AK’s 507A – Admiralty Dark Grey. I highlighted with Dunkelgrau-2 and again with Dunkelgrau-51 (both AK), two German ship colours. Why did I use these colours? Well, because I could. I’d not used these paints for anything other than ships, but there’s nothing saying they can’t be used on other stuff too.

I also added Dungelgrau-51 into each layer of the flesh. So, I started with a basecoat of Tan then layered up with Tan + Dunk 51, highlighted with Pale Flesh + Dunk 51, and finally glazed over with a mix of all three colours.

That’s it for Carson, nowt else of interest here!

15 thoughts on “Mansions of Madness – Carson Sinclair

  1. Excellent work on Carson Justin, looks perfect for a butler, and the slight hunch in the sculpt speak of a long time of servitude.

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    1. Thanks Dave.
      I like to think the hunch is a manifestation of being in a constant nervous state, on account of him being a bit shifty like!

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  2. A nice mini, Justin! 🙂 Now you just need to paint some ships in those colours (hint, hint)! 😉

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    1. Hint take, thanks John.
      I made the mistake of starting with the Atlantic battles boy are they boring to paint. I should move on to the Med, far more interesting camo schemes to paint there😁

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      1. . . . apart from the Italian red/white air identification markings on the decks, which will be challenging in such a small scale! 😉

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      2. Ah! But at that scale, I can get away with anything!

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  3. Looks very nice. The pic of him by the card shows the skin tone pretty well. I’ve finally learned to ignore paint names. So often I used to let them influence me. Probably when I first started it was something like “Dragon Red?”. I guess I should use this on dragons! Really I think they should just use numbers, as I mainly go by swatch examples and for those I’ve just written down the paint number. I guess marketing thinks flashy names will help sell more paints! 😉

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    1. Yeah, I totally know where you’re coming from there. I too use home made swatches now. It’s easy to look down for a particular colour and then grab the bottle. Who needs names, eh!

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      1. The interesting thing is once I started doing that, it opened up a lot of colors for me. Plus probably made some more obsolete. Especially when I see what they look like outside the bottle.

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      2. I agree. I mean, who says you have to use Pale Flesh just for flesh. Ignore the name and you end up using it for all sorts of things…

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  4. Knowing how soft these sculpts tend to be, I think Carson looks great. The hair and face both look excellent. I did want to ask why you didn’t paint the buttons, me ol’ mucker? I think it might give the mini a nice bit of distinction to have the buttons be gold, but that’s just me 🙂

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    1. Cheers Jeff.
      Gold buttons, NO! Carson’s a shifty, behind the scenes, kind of person. Bling buttons would just attract attention… of who knows what!

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      1. Haha, sounds good! You’ve got a definitive vision for him it sounds like 🙂

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  5. Christ I’m late commenting on this one! Carson looks really good, and I think the use of greys suits him well; you can’t tell if he’s a faithful old servant or a schemer who’ll throw you to the shoggoths in the cellars LOL!

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    1. I wouldn’t worry about it mate, I’m miles behind on keeping up with what everyone’s doing!
      You nailed it there, just how I thought he should be… trusted, or schemer!


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