Spiders and Maneater… Managed to weave them all up with colours for this commission miniature painting project. I was pretty excited when having a miniature painting service project for a Warhammer Orcs and Goblin Arachnarok Spider. Painting the spider was a challenge. The underside of the spider with all the eggs and egg sac was a good challenge. Client wanted the spider to be in blue as one of the GW style. I had to refer to some spider images for reference though. In fact, I found out that in reality, there is such thing as a blue spider, amazing!
Anyway, for the blue part of the Spider, it’s painted with new Kantor Blue, then wash with Nuln Oil. After that, its highlighted with a mix of Kantor Blue and Skull White. The textured surface were all dry brushed with light mix of Kantor Blue and Skull White. The underside eggs were painted with Tallarn Flash, washed with Agrax Earthshade and highlighted with a mix of Tallarn Flash and Skull White.
The Goblin platform was another challenge. The painting and colors was more of the usual wood, spider and Goblin colour. I guess its the details on the miniature platform and Goblins that was the challenge.
Next was Ogre Golgfag Maneater. I had lot of fun doing the worn and rustic armor and weapons. It was mostly done by Tin Bitz layer, then washed with Nuln Oil. Once the wash was dried, its then wash with a watered down Red Flesh. When all were dried, it was dry brushed with chain mail carefully over the edges and high areas. Its then wash a thinned wash of Kantor Blue for that oxidised effect on metal.
The Arachnarok and the Maneater definitely were an exciting miniatures to paint. I sure had lots of fun giving colours to these miniatures. The spider when painted left sitting on my painting desk definitely looked very real like a life-size big tarantula spider! In the mid of all the excitement, I forgot to snap pics of the miniatures packed in my standard packaging. But I am sure I did not leave any web behind… haha, cheers!