This post is dedicated to Games Workshop's mightiest hero, who I am proud to have in my collection, and will be revealed at the end of this post!
Alongside repainting a few old models, I've also been tackling some new ones. Like probably many other gamers, I just can't resist a bargain. So when GW published their Mortal Realms collectors magazine thingy, with three mighty and ridiculously over armoured and armoured sigmarines and some (rather nice) undead for just £2.99, how could I resist.
I haven't warmed to AoS as a game, from what I've seen so far (fair play to those who do, I'm well aware that this is about my tastes and no one else's), but I'm enjoying keeping interested in painting by trying different things, and these certainly challenged two areas I have struggled with in the past - gold armour and large areas of white.
I've got to say that they are impressive models. They're certainly big, but the detail is crisp and some real thought has gone into their design. Most came in three parts, which are well designed to mostly hide mould lines and joins. Including the scenic bases is a nice touch too.
The armour is GW Retributor Armour, Chestnut Wash, then re-highlighted Retributor Armour and a final highlight of GW Mithril Silver. Hammer heads are GW Leadbelcher, Nuln Oil Wash, Mithril Silver highlight.
Robes - Blue base, Nuln Oil Wash, rehighlight with base blue, edge highlight. Two shades of white cloak: the inside of the blue robe used a grey base, working through lighter greys to a brilliant White. The 'surcoat' started with GW Khemri Brown (one of the Foundation paints that pre-dated the 'Base' colours), over which I applied Vallejo Iraqi Sand, then VJ Game Colour Off-White.
I present to you Games Workshop's mightiest hero...
The one and Only!
MOODY BLUE PAINT!!!!!!
Used as the base coat for the robes, I just realised that this particular paint is now about THIRTY YEARS OLD! And yet it still flows and covers really well, while much newer paints have dried up and gone the way of the Dodo. They really don't make them liked they used to!