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Started working on Almaran the Gold this weekend for my son. I decided to play with some new techniques and try and refine some others.

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I started by covering in black gesso and then cutting of his shield arm so I could work on it seperately. I airbrushed him with gray and then drybrushed with Citadel Necro compound (dry silver). I really like the way this worked for the plate and will repeat this on the next full plate I work on.

 

For the shield, I blended some browns for the wings and have it mostly done. Still need to do the weapon on the shield and the edge.

 

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For the body, I did a small amount of the "leather" and blued in the scarf thing. I used a white paint pen to do some runes, but they aren't great. Once they dry all the way, I'll clean them up a bit more. I did the face, but man do I suck at eyes. I tried black lining the eyes, and they are better than my normal, but not by much. I brushed on some bronze to the chest piece and then drushbrushed/highlighted a bit with gold.

 

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I still have his sword to work on. I'm planning to do a red flame - white core, flourescent yellow layer followed by orange and red and a hint of black drybrush at the tips. For the orange and red, I'm going to use my airbrush and work the overspray angles to give the figure a nice OSL glow.

 

(sorry for the super crappy pictures)

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For the shield, I wanted it to look carved out of wood, and I wanted to play with wet blending some more, so I picked a couple browns and spent some time working them into the wings. For the rest of the model, I just did some basic stuff - gold for the crest on his chest and a blue over the scarf-thing. I used a paint pen to write some runes on the scarf, but hated the result (the paint pen had a nice tip, but the paint was running out and blotched some of the runes, so I had to go back and clean them up - I should have just used a brush to begin with and free handed them.

 

Lastly, I decided to play a bit with OSL and did his sword up with layers of fluorescent yellow, fire dragon orange, and khorne red. After dry-brushing the orange, I drybrushed orange on the figure. You can kind of see from the picture below, the angle I was looking down the figure as I tried to figure out where the light would be hitting the guy. I repeated that step with the red. It looks ok, but I think I was a bit too timid with the effect.

 

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