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I would like everyone to know the reason I titled this blog Paint-a-thon was due to the fact that this guy got painted in two days! Yes, I did not get much sleep, but it was worth the challenge this model presented. It was a pretty large scale miniature with gigantic wings on a 50mm square base.

I complied the pictures I took with my phone over the course of the whole painting process from black primer to what you see on the left, the finished mini. I also took some detailed pictures of my NMM gold work I did on the armor. All the paints I use for this figure are Reaper Master Series paints. 

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Used Templar Blue for the base coat.
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Grass Green as a base coat for the wings.
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I'm using Midnight Blue to make darker shadows and Sapphire Blue, True Blue, and finally Sky Blue to work to a highlight.
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I move around the mini, I find this lets the paint dry in one area while I work on another. No annoying halos to contend with. To make the arrows on his chest glow I used a Sun Yellow highlighted up to Pure white. To make the diffused glow on his skin I watered down and brushed over the blue with the yellow. Also painted the armor my first color of NMM gold, mahogany brown.
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For the shadow in the wings I used a Forest Green. I used two coats of this to get a good dark color. I highlighted up with a Pale Green to Sun Yellow.
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A little more highlighting on the blue along with painting the horns a Stone Gray. I used Stone Gray for his toe nails and other assorted claws.
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Here's where I get to work on the armor. I already have my darkest color for my shadows, Mahogany Brown down, I then paint over it with a Chestnut Gold everywhere the light will hit, excluding folds and bends in the armor. I find that looking at statues cast in gold or even gold painted by the masters in paintings really helps get a better understanding of light on metal.
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More Chestnut Gold covering the whole thing, this is the second application. I thin my paints down so they blend well with the other colors.
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Next step is Amber Gold covering a smaller surface area on top of the Chestnut Gold.
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A nice application of Sun Yellow to make it more golden in color. I promise we're getting closer to the end result. By this point I'm convinced it's gold armor.
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Almost finished, just take some Pure White and add it to the very edges of your metal on raised surfaces as the highest highlights.
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Here's the end result on the armor, I move on to the weapons, which I painted with a Regal Purple.
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The finished axe painted with Monarch purple, shadowed with Regal Purple. The highlights I brought up with a Amethyst Purple with a touch of yellow. I really dig the purple and yellow combo.
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Same color combo on the sword.
I hope you guys like my quick run through of the painting process. Sorry if the quality isn't the greatest, I take quick snapshots with my Iphone. Please feel free to ask me any questions.
Miniature is Daemon Prince by Games Workshop
Painted by Miniature Mistress
 


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