While I have not been able to devote as much time as normal to my 6mm painting, I have completed (and started on another) unit of Lizardmen. These guys took a while, but I am very happy with how they look. These are Microworld’s Ceratopsid Guard. I completed two packs of them here.
These guys are just as detailed as any of Microworld’s other figures. Each figure has plating on his chest and head ‘shroud’ (I’m sure there is a technical term I don’t know here), with a large glaive/halberd/spear/axe thingy. One of the figures is getting ready to swing, while the other has his weapon at his side. I went with yellow as the primary color, which was a lot of work, but I think looks pretty good.
These photos show the colors a little closer up. As most probably know, yellow can be a tough color to paint. I wanted to have a bright yellow, that was deep at the same time. I started with white gessoing as I posted about previously. I gave them a fairly thin coat of a bright yellow Reaper HD paint (pale saffron I believe). These HD paints are great, very dense pigments, similar but thinner to GW Base colors. Just a touch of water to thin it down (reaper is pretty thin to start), and even just one coat on barely-there gesso and I had a solid base coat.
After I base coated, I put a very thick coating of GW Agrax earthshade. This gave me a nice, nutty brown base with deep dark brown shadows, just what I wanted. I already go way overboard for 6mm, so no blending, but to get the bright yellow I wanted, I did put three (yes three) levels of highlights on them, using a mix of reaper, GW, and P3 yellows (one from each manufacturer I believe lol).
The purple on the other hand, I was not so happy with. It looks ok, but I am having a real hard time getting a really bright highlighted purple. The best Ive been able to do is using the reaper dark elf skin tone highlight, it it looks nice for what it is, but makes the purple look washed out. I think I might try using pink to highlight next time… We shall see.
One last picture to show that I have in fact been working on something else. A Tyrannid sending his loyal horde of mini minions forth (or they are running in terror, depending on your perspective). 😀