Sir Forscale aka Garrick the Bold

The summer of slapping paint marches on with the ever-helpful Sir Forscale, Knight of Weights and Measures. Well, measures, anyway.

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The overarching goal of these projects is to keep painting /something/ while time is short for hobbies in the summer. With this project, I also wanted to revisit painting white and try a few TMM tricks (TMM is difficult to photograph well, sorry!). As with the zombicide stuff, I’m not doing anything beyond painting the integral base. I’ll get back to basing once I start some ‘real’ painting…soon!

Hope you enjoy this iconic Reaper mini. He was a blast to paint!

Sir Forscale WIP 3

Got up early this morning, carved out some paint time, woohoo! Wish I was a morning person.

First I put some shade glazes and washes on the armor. I was just going to do a quick wash, but sometimes I get carried away. I also lightened the qhites by putting in some Ghost White and then Ghost White + White, using brush-on sealer to help with the chalkiness. I always forget to try that trick, and it does help some!

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Then I went back and did a very thin glaze of metallic to recoup what was lost with the shade glazes and then put in highlights of VMA Steel. Then I made a mix of ghost white and steel and put in some higher highs, which acted as an undercoat for another thin layer of steel to really shine.

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After that I had lunch and came back and finished him :p But I had to rush because we had a busy evening, with a charity 5k walk and then we saw Kenny Wayne Shepherd…

Sir Forscale WIP 2

Ze tabletop marches on! The blue is roughly done, white is also though I wonder if I might take it up a bit higher as it’s still reading a bit too blue. Do you guys think the saturation contrast is too weird?

I also added in the gold and with the blues and whites in decided to change the shield’s emblem and border to gold, as well.

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Probably one more two hour session and I’ll call him done. This session was about two hours on and off. Seems like I could do better for four hours in!

Sir Forscale WIP 1

Since I’ve used him for a few scale shots, I figured I should paint him. Everyone should have a painted Sir Forscale (aka Garrick the Bold)! Also, it fits my summer of slappy paint thing I’ve been doing. Without further ado, here comes a mostly base coated knight of measurement!

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‘Primed’ with blue liner. Steel is VMA steel. Blue is Ultramarine Shadow and what will be a white is twilight blue. Browns/golds based with Walnut, yellow border with a walnut/Mahogany mix.

Not sure this one is going to be worthy of a WIP, since I’m just slapping away at it. But I’m glad I took the pics, look how they’ll help me shade those metallics!