Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Working through some backlog - Rainbow Wraiths
I tend to save bigger projects for when I have longer blocks of time available, so I can get significantly through a particular step before having to stop, clean up, put things away, etc. So for times like now when I can only squeeze in five minutes at a time, I prefer to work on more one-off figures, like those above. Nice, single-piece metals with no assembly required (other than sometimes attaching to a base). I decided to do up the ringwraiths in a variety of colors to be able to tell them apart more easily in play and to have some extra fun with something different. I love figures like these, lots of folds, recesses and raised areas, great for my preferred methods of getting things done quickly, washes/inks plus drybrushing.
The one on the left is traditional black, with grey drybrushing for highlights. Next to him is blue ink over a grey undercoat. He may be my favorite of the bunch. Next is green ink over grey, then a series of flesh tones built up with bone armor, going for kind of a skin&bones necromancer look, then red ink over red paint for kind of a "bloodwraith" look. Last on the right is a Reaper female fighter/paladin type, just simple metals with a bit of Ogryn Flesh wash over most of it.