Aku-chan paints... Belisarius Cawl

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So while I was stuck on another mini, I was putting together some of my other minis.

Unfortunately I'd gotten quite far into assembling this particular one, before I realized I wouldn't be able to pack him away afterwards due to his abundance of tiny, easily broken bits, so he's barged his way to the front of my painting queue.


Eventually Cawl will look like this:-





But currently he looks like this:-




As he also happens to be pretty damn fiddly to paint.

Honestly, I would have liked to have left him in even more sub-assemblies, but it would've started to get silly.


On the plus side I already have a colour scheme sorted for my little group of GW Cyborgs (even though I still have most of them to paint):-




Although Cawl is a bit more complicated than the rest (so much cabling!), and there's bound to be colours in there I no longer have (why did I have to use Ruddy Leather on everything?).


Anyways, started on his lower half:-




With a basecoat of Medium Olive and a Brownshade wash on the cloth areas.





Sadly, the wash didn't do a particularly good job of settling in the folds, so I will need to repaint pretty much all of this.

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Turns outs, not only am I lacking two colours (Ruddy Leather and Peacock Green) needed to paint the robe according to my scheme, I've been painting it the wrong colour anyways! (Mixed up my bottle of Medium Olive with Olive Green).


*Throws away colour scheme list*


So from yesterdays basecoat of Medium Olive Olive Green, I shaded the deepest folds with 2:1 Olive Green/Scarlett Red, tidied up with some pure Olive Green, highlighted with some 1:1 Olive Green/Off-white and then blended these in with a thinned Olive Green glaze.


And yes a bit is missing, kept snapping off one of his back cables, so I've put it with the other bits until later.

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I'm loving the green!  Awesome mini!

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Thanks guys!


Made a little progress:-




Got the armour plates painted up a nice bone colour (Oiled Leather > Tanned Leather > 1:1 Tanned Leather/Bonewhite > 1:1:2 Tanned Leather/Bonewhite/Off-white > Sepiashade Wash).


Now I've got to paint under his robe.

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Thanks! I think his colour scheme is starting to make him look a little bit evil.


Little bit of progress:-




Got the inside of his robe painted (1:1 Dark Green/Black) and his cables (Hexed Lichen > 1:1 Hexed Lichen/Off-white > Blackshade Wash plus Oily Steel end bits).


Now I've gotta make a start on his many legs.

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