|The first unit of Spearmen I created for my army. These are Oathmark plastic figures.|
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 brown-primed 1.5″ fender washer with Aleene’s Tacky glue. I then placed the figure in my painting grip.
Since the units for the army have a yellow, grey and black color scheme, I wanted to do something similar for the wizard. I began by painting his face and hands with Reaper MSP “Tanned Skin”. I then painted his robes and hat with Americana “Primary Yellow”, and his under-sleeves with Ceramcoat “Territorial Beige”
Next, I painted his cloak with Reaper MSP “Dark Elf Skin”, and then his belt with Accent “Real Umber”. After that, I painted his pouch with Americana “Asphaltum”, his staff with Ceramcoat “Black, and his beard with Apple Barrel “Burnt Sienna”.
I then let everything dry for a bit, and when I returned I gave his face, hands, and beard a coat of Citadel “Reikland Fleshshade” wash. I followed with giving his under-sleeves, belt, and pouch a coat of “Agrax Earthshade” wash. I had read somewhere about using purple as a shadow for yellows, and how good it looked; so I wanted to try that with this guy. So, I mixed some of the base “Primary Yellow” with some Crafter’s Acrylic “African Violet”, and painted his the recessed shadow areas of his robes and hat.
I then highlighted his under-sleeves with Reaper MSP “Ginger Cookie”, and afterwards highlighted the belt using Folk Art “Teddy Bear Fur”, and the pouch with Americana “Sable Brown”. I worked on the beard next, using Reaper MSP “Pumpkin Orange”, and Reaper MSP “Hallowed Orange” for the highlights. After that, I highlighted the staff with Americana “Zinc”.