Let’s not forget that this miniature was a Game’s Workshop model. What that means is at every chance to put extra Bojangles on the mini they’ll do it. Now you might wonder why I have an empty back then? Answer: I removed part of the mini. This leaves the back open and free to do with how I please. Which is nice, and I can utilize that by adding a tattoo to the Erlking.
Skin, besides faces it is probably one of the hardest things for people to paint. Because, we as humans can recognize what natural skin looks like. And as such it’s easy to identify what looks odd or out of place.
I’m not the best painter and never claimed to be. So, I’ll make a lot of mistakes through the process, and I’m super critical of my work. It’s important to just roll with the mistakes and make the most out of them.
Primin’ Time! Due to the amount of Green-Stuff I will need to prime this project. This will help the paint stick to the miniatures and provide an undertone to the base coat of the model. The undertone will help give the mini a certain feel, for example a white undertone will make the paint feel brighter.
This project has made me really feel for those renaissance sculptors back then. They must have spent hundreds of hours on a leg alone of that marble statue, that’s to scale. Meanwhile, I’m over here struggling to fill in this man’s lower back at a scale of 1:56 in ~4 hours.
Do you remember Legos? I loved Legos, snapping those little feet destroyers together was the highlight of many weekends I had as a kid. Building minis is akin to building a sky scrapper (or spaceship) out of Legos, kind of.