The Vampire Count mood is kicking in hard. Few weeks left before 2010 end and I am trying hard to complete as much Vampire Counts miniatures as much as possible.
With my Varghulf completed recently, I show you how I painted my Vampire Count Varghulf. The Varghulf have quite fair bit of skin and fur texture. I used a fair bit of dry brushing for the fur part of the miniature model. When I started the Varghulf, I was pretty excited about painting it (vampire hype kicking in next), not sure why also, haha, probably the vampire aura kicking around. So excited, that I forgotten to snap pictures for the progress of some of the painting steps.
1. Started the base colouring for the Varghulf with Citadel Fortress Grey for the skin, Beastial Brown for the fur area and Bleached Bone for the claws. Next, the fortress grey skin and claws are washed with Devlan Mud, the fur is washed with Badab Black.
For the grey skin tone of the Varghulf, I experimented with a wet blending technique using the Devlan wash. I shall explained the steps below. The rest of the skins are all painted using this method.
a. The Citadel Fortress Grey skin tone is washed with Devlan Mud.
b. Citadel Fortress Grey is painted on the high point of the skin.
c. Using Citadel Devlan Mud as a blending agent, mix Devlan Mud with Fortress Grey and paint around the highlighted Fortress Grey area.
d. Using Citadel Devlan Mud blend the Fortress Grey with the mix of Devlan Mud & Fortress Grey.
e. Smooth out the blend where necessarily with the Citadel Devlan Mud wash and Fortress Grey. Finish off with a thin highlight of Skull White on the high points.
The fur is dry brushed with Citadel Beastial Brown, followed by a mix of Beastial Brown and Skull White, and finally a thin shade of Skull White on the high points.
The winged skin I decided to maintain in black colour. Its dry brushed with Citadel Skull White, focusing on the edges and slots on the wing, followed by a wash of Gryphonne Sepia.
The blending method using the Citadel Devlan Mud as a blending agent proofed to have a smooth result. The painted skin is finished off with a smooth blend feel. Finished off the base with some Citadel Hero Basing Kit skull piles.
Argghh… Varghulf is ready to tear someone or something apart… haha. Now back to more Vampire Counts, nearly finishing my Vampire Counts Lord… Argghh… I can smell blood…. hahaha…. Cheers!