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I decided to mess around with GW contrast paints on some clear resin Wizkids Deep Cuts Hell Hound minis. This is what they look like unpainted.

 

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I washed the mini in warm soapy water, then undercoated it with some matt varnish.
 

I then wet blended Iyaden Yellow, Gryph-Hound Orange, Blood Angels Red, Flesh Tearers Red and Black Templar, before going back over the top with the yellow and orange in random spots on the red and black areas to give a bit more variation.


Here is the other (finished) Hell Hound:

 

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Super simple and really quick, but pretty effective.

 

It has a metal collar that I think I’ll paint in opaque paint, but I’m not sure what colour metal. Any suggestions?

 

Similarly, I think I should put some glowing eyes. Do I go for yellow-white, bright red or something else?

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Those look great! Do you mind if I steal this method?

 

The colour of the collar depends on if you want it to stand out or blend in. Any warm yellow metal (brass, bronze or gold) would be great if you wanted to stay 'on theme', as it were. Personally, I'd go for the contrast of a dirty steel look, probably by using a bright silver and knocking the shine down by using layers of watered down brown and black washes. 

 

Likewise with the eyes- bright yellow white if you want the mini to stay warm or blue white for contrast. Either way works! Can't wait to see the results.

 

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8 hours ago, Kuroneko said:

Those look great! Do you mind if I steal this method?

 

The colour of the collar depends on if you want it to stand out or blend in. Any warm yellow metal (brass, bronze or gold) would be great if you wanted to stay 'on theme', as it were. Personally, I'd go for the contrast of a dirty steel look, probably by using a bright silver and knocking the shine down by using layers of watered down brown and black washes. 

 

Likewise with the eyes- bright yellow white if you want the mini to stay warm or blue white for contrast. Either way works! Can't wait to see the results.

 

Steal away! It’s hardly original. I just took something I saw used for flames and adapted it to a full-sized mini. The only difference is that the clear resin makes for an interesting effect.

 

Great effort to result ratio though. This was easier, yet faster, to paint than using traditional methods.

 

As for the collar, I think I like your suggestion of a dirty steel. Gold, brass and bronze would blend in too much.

 

Keeping with the contrast theme I think I’ll undercoat the collar Wraithbone, put Black Templar over the top and then drybrush with a metallic silver. I did that last week and it gave a nice worn silver look.

 

I’m really undecided about the eyes. White with glowing blue might be a an interesting contrast for a Hell Hound to have “cool” eyes, despite being made of fire.

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