I’ve had many requests for work-in-progress pictures of my work. This lovely Easter morning I started putting paint on the Student of Steel. I typically thin my paints 1:1 paint to flow improver. This gives a smoother finish but it does take two to three coats to cover. It also makes blending easier. On to the step-by-step…I used Scalecolor paints from their Fantasy Games line. All of these colors are part of their wonderful “Unnatural Flesh” box set.
- Bloodfest Crimson
- Braineater Azure
- Undead Flesh
- Hellbound Flesh
- Misfits Green
I primed it in a neutral gray primer and blocked out the metal pieces with black. I hit the eyes and lights with white then a coat of Model Color’s Orange Flou.
I put a base coat of Misfits Green over all of the flesh areas. I thin my paints with equal parts paint and flow improver so the base coat naturally darkens in the recesses and tints the raised areas. This makes highlighting easier later.
I then added (thinning each) Undead Flesh, Hellbound Flesh and Rotten White (Vallejo) to my wet palette. Starting with Undead Flesh, I began highlighting. I glazed the highest points with Hellbound. The final highlights were done with a 1:1 mix of Hellbound and Rotten White.
Now I needed some more color to add depth and a touch of rotting and bruising skin. I especially wanted color variation where flesh met metal. I mixed (1:1) Braineater and Hellbound and thinned it to a glaze with glaze medium. I focused this on the raised areas near the metal contacts. Finally I gave a deeper color with a glaze of Bloodfest in select areas. By starting with the Braineater/Hellbound then appying Bloodfest, the look kept its purple tone with a hint of red as needed.
Now I will start work on the Non-Metallic Metal for all of the metal areas. Would you like to see step-by-step for that as well? Let me know in the comments. Please comment if you have any questions. Most importantly – GET THOSE MODELS PAINTED!!