This week I completed Zalash, Dark Elf Assassin, from the Dark Elves set. As I stated with my previous figure from this set, I’m not a fan of these Dark Elf sculpts, as I think they look too spindley, and their wrapped layers of clothes just look odd to me. So, I thought I would take the opportunity to try an experiment with this figure; painting him all in black, and simply using drybrushed highlights to give a hint of color.
I prepped the figure in the usual way; soaking it in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish- soap added, then giving it a light scrub with a soft toothbrush, and then rinsing and drying it. I then glued the figure to a black-primed 1" fender washer with Aleene’s Tacky glue, and then glued the washer-mounted figure to a tongue depressor with a couple drops of the Elmer’s glue.
I began by painting the figure entirely in Black. I then drybrushed him with Americana “Zinc, followed by a lighter drybrushing with Crater’s Acrylic "Strom Cloud Grey”.
Next, I drybrushed his legging and arm wraps with Ceramoat “Denim Blue”, and his hands with a mix of Folk Art “Dapple Grey” and Folk Art “Hauser Green Medium”. I highlighted the edge of his armor bits with Americana “Asphaltum”.