I finally finished a project that was started around Halloween. It was subsequently shelved for months before brushing the dust off about a week ago.
I had a ton of fun with this figure and, quite accidentally, learned a few tricks that I feel will lend themselves to a distinctive style for me to settle in. It's also my most successful application of NMM to date.
I am ecstatic about how it turned out and I can't wait to paint his buddies that came in the McMourning Box. This Flesh Construct is also my first Malifaux figure - and certainly not my last!
Here are some WIP pics of the process:
|Some base coats are applied and a dark green wash is spread evenly over the entire miniature.|
|The first few flesh layers are applied.|
|More and more layers of flesh tone are applied, ending in straight VGC Pale Flesh as the brightest shade.|
|Some gore work is painted in in various areas. Some shadow areas are made darker in select spots using a thinned down mix of dark red and brown.|
|Gore areas are cleaned up, shadows and lining are made stronger and tightened up wherever it was sloppy. NMM has begun, starting with the brain cage. The brain was colored in a little, also.|
|NMM work is applied to all areas in the front of the model, along with more gore highlighting. Other various tubes and valve covers were layered to completion.|
|Focus turns to the rear and I go ahead and do some NMM on his valve infested, bolted-on backpack. Before he's finished, a final round of hotspots will be applied to all the metal in select areas .|