I didn't really know how to paint the figure so I decided on grey skin. Of course, the link above includes a photo of the same mini painted way better than I can manage, so yay there.
My paints are now contained in two art storage boxes instead of three racks, so I had to so some digging to find the colours and brushes I needed. This was when I discovered that most of my white shades are in a box in a storage pod in Albany. Bloody great. Luckily there's a games store in Bennington, so I was able to pick up a pot of Corax White.
I started this mini back in California last month and finished him in Vermont last week. I kicked off with black primer and used Vallejo Neutral Grey for the basecoat. From there it was a case of highlighting by adding white, and then working up to Ghost Grey. I added Black Wash to shade him and a few layers of thinned Ghost Grey for the final highlights.
His loincloth is painted with Pale Flesh from the Vallejo Malefic Flesh set, shaded with Umber Wash and highlighted back up by adding Ivory to the flesh tone. His eyes are Heavy Orange with a dab of Citadel Lamenters Yellow glaze, and his tongue is Red with Sunset Red highlights. After discovering that my pot of Bonewhite is also in the storage pod, it was back to Bennington to get some Citadel Wraithbone to do his claws.
My Liquitex Modelling Paste is in our storage pod, so I had to use Aleene's Tacky Glue to fill the recessed base, sprinkled it with sand and left it overnight to dry. I hit it with Chocolate Brown, a shade of Umber Wash and highlighted it with Flat Earth mixed with a bit of Ivory.
And would you believe it, my matt varnish is also in storage, so it was off to the Amazon to get more.
He is a really good sculpt with plenty of menace and is a good addition to my monster collection.