Mansions of Madness – William Yorick

William Yorick, gravedigger, wannabe actor, Mansions of Madness Investigator…

Mansions of Madness - William Yorick

For William, I returned to some of the faster techniques I’d used on the monsters, namely inks and contrast paints. First, though, I zenithal primed him and it was here I noticed I’d missed a mould line running down the inside of his left arm. I thought I’d removed them all but he was covered in them, probably one of the worst I’ve come across – he is from the core box, though, and the minis aren’t up to the standard of the later expansions.

So, I buckled down and shaved it away, cleaned up the mini and re-primed him… Did I bugger! I left him as was and soldiered on!

You can just make out the missed mould line!

So, lets have a look at what’s what.

His jeans. Before I inked, I did a bit of highlighting with Dead White and then used Blue Ink straight over, just a single coat. I’ve found this works really well over Zenithal priming but it’s the first time I’ve tried ‘pre-highlighting’.

I used Darkoath Flesh contrast paint in several areas, his hair, shirt, shovel handle, and boots. I especially like how his hair came out but his boots don’t look so good.

I also like the way his jacket turned out. This was done with a couple of coats of Skeleton horde contrast and of course, I also did the skull the same way.

Everything else was run of the mill, finishing with a dab of Typhus Corrosion here and there to give a ‘muddy’ look.

He was really quick to do, which is a plus in my book, not being a particularly speedy, and I think he came out looking pretty good.

10 thoughts on “Mansions of Madness – William Yorick

  1. For using quicker techniques Justin, I really like the end look and colours, especially his jacket. We won’t mention the mould line, as they can be a royal pain ! LOL
    With the jeans, try using a glaze rather than a wash next time, it requires a few more coats but you can get a really nice faded denim with it.

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    1. Thanks Dave.
      I did consider a wash but I’ve used Inks before and got a nice faded jean look. I knew it wouldn’t work so well here because the highlighting using zenithal priming hadn’t caught the trousers much so they were mostly shaded, which is why I pre-highlighted a little. I think I used a darker grey when I zenithaled too, which didn’t help.
      We live and learn🙂

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  2. I think the jacket and face both came out very nicely! The jeans don’t give you much at all to work with, in my opinion and that’s where these minis often let a painter down. I had forgotten that Mr. Yorick was in the base game. I knew I had used this character in something and it wasn’t Arkham Horror: The Card Game! 🙂

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    1. Thanks Jeff. Yes, I like the look of the jacket; worked well, methinks.
      The jeans didn’t come out as well as I’d hoped, or expected – see my reply to Dave – but it all looks okay on the game board and so I’m happy🙂

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  3. He’s come out really well, Justin! 🙂 I do like the pose!

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    1. Thanks John.
      A little Shakespearean don’t you think?

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      1. Definitely, although such references are frequently wasted on me (everyone knows Hamlet was a cigar)! 🙂

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  4. I really like that jacket as well. Good on you for not going crazy about the mould line! I’ve missed my fair share and I’ve found usually I can de-emphasize enough with paints so it’s not too bad. Especially when playing on the table. That’s a bit tougher to do when you’re using Contrast paints though!

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    1. Mould lines are one of those things aren’t they. When you know they’re there you can’t help but see them. Ask someone else and they’ll not have noticed, until you point them out, of course, then they can’t help but do so!🤔

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