Last week, before I left for Cold Wars, I put the finishing touches on Malek Necromancer from the Necromancers set. I’m now half way through this set, with two done, and two to go.
I began by painting the figure entirely in Black. I then drybrushed the cape with Folk Art “Dapple Gray”. Next, I painted his leggings and sleeves with Americana “Zinc”, and then I added highlights to his loincloth with Duncan “Olive Green”.
I then painted the skulls at his feet with Nicole’s “Brown”, and the rod of his staff with Crafter’s Acrylic “Navy Blue”. After that I painted his sword with Folk Art Metallics “Gunmetal Grey”, and the sword hilt, scabbard top, staff parts, and the skulls on his outfit with Ceramcoat “Bronze”. After everything had a while to dry, I gave his mask and all the metallic parts a wash with GW Agrax Earthshade" wash using a wet brush.
I took some time to work on the skulls he’s standing upon at this point. First, I drybrushed them with Americana “Khaki Tan”, and then with Americana “Buttermilk”. I then painted on spot highlights with Crafter’s Acrylic “Light Antique White”. By now the wash was dry, so I worked on his mask. First I carefully painted in eyes, then I used some of the “Light Antique White to do highlights. Next, I added highlights to his staff with Americana "True Blue”, and I highlighted the ribbon that seems to be hanging from the staff, with Ceramcoat “Black Cherry”. I then did highlights to his leggings and sleeves with Crafter’s Acrylic “Storm Cloud Grey”; and then touched up the highlights on his cape with the original “Dapple Grey”, and his gloves and boots with the “Neutral Grey”. Moving on to the metallics, I did highlights on his sword with Folk Art “Silver Sterling”, and I highlighted all the gold parts with Ceramcoat “14K Gold”.
Lastly, I painted the base White. When everything had overnight to dry, I gave the figure a coat of Ceramcoat “Matte Varnish” early the next morning. Midday, I flocked the white areas with Woodland Scenics “Snow” flock and late that afternoon I sprayed the figure with Testor’s Dullcote. When the Dullcote was dry, I superglued a red nail-art gem to the circle at the top of his staff.
I really like how he turned out, and I think the gem on his staff makes a really nice accent.