Ok, bad Skaven joke I guess.
Some of these models are “complete” but I’ll leave them in the WIP post since they haven’t been flocked yet. Can’t find my green flock at the moment so they will need to wait until I can recover that.
Please be easy on me. I don’t go all out on each of these Skaven models. When you have to paint hundreds of them….. I just can’t spend gobs of time on each one.
On to the models. First off the Night Runners.
Now the Skavenslaves. For these guys I wanted the blue robes to come out a little brighter than the Night Runners so I went up with an extra highlight. I always struggle with highlighting up super bright (and these aren’t even super bright). When I look at it under my lamp they look so stark I hate them, but when you pull them away into normal lighting you really need that bright highlight to make it show up. Just takes an attitude adjustment. Sorry for the glare in the second shot, this is just my cell phone camera (the big camera, photo booth and lights only comes out for finished models usually).
Love this model! Packmaster with shock prod.
And now for the Rat Ogre. The ancillary parts are done, like the chains, robes and wrappings. All the skin still needs highlighting. As I’m writing this I am remembering that I also need to put one more highlight on the fur, for all of these models!! Glad I just remembered that.
I plan to paint the bones sticking out the black with Gloss Varnish, I think after I highlight the skin the model is going to need something dark on it. Also, if I painted them “bone” colored like normal I think it’ll be too much cream-like colors on the model. The wraps, the teeth, the skin highlights, etc.
I’ve been very happy how quickly these came together. It’s really the best part of painting Skaven, versus say High Elves were every model takes me a week to finish.
After this Rat Ogre gets finished up (and the obligatory flock, oh and that highlight I missed) I should be on to assembling Stormvermin. And coming up with details for a winter map campaign. Exciting.
Until next time.