In the previous post I instructed on a method of painting the Engine and Throne; doing so mostly on the sprue rather than a fully assembled model. In the case of the Host, this is no exception. The Host was painted separately of the Engine or Throne and it too was painted on the sprue and in stages of assembly.
Initially the Host was airbrushed with white coming down on the tops while the undersides remained black-ish. Then Vallejo model air pale green was sprayed on, highlighted with Vallejo model air camouflage light green + white. Beyond the airbrushing, the rest was just what I came up with and felt comfortable doing.
|First wash over the initial airbrushing.|
|Second wash step.|
|Notice where the green-turquoise wash is focused.|
When the painting of the stones is accomplished we paint the base an earth colored brown. I try to avoid painting where the model is going to be glued so that is why you see pencil marks on the black base above. I just paint around the pencil marks. After that I put my base flock on, the model is glued to the base, allowed to dry thoroughly, and finally tufts of grass and do-dads are added.
Of course the completed versions of the Coven Throne and the Mortis Engine are more impressive than the individual parts.
|Bob added some gloss to the cauldron of blood.|
|FYI: These spirits were a super pain to glue on. They look super cool though and were painted just the same way as the Host was.|
With Love, Allison