Monday, 25 January 2016

'How I Paint' Series: Seraphon, OldBlood on Carnosaur

Painting Seraphon - OldBlood on Carnosaur


So, throwing myself in the deep end of painting this army, I decided to paint the Carnosaur first. I liked the idea of the above image colour but changed the crest to a red instead.

This is an epic model and has given me a huge painting bug to do the rest. 



 I started by undercoating the model black, I then done a full coverage of Abbadon Black base coat. I then very lightly drybrushed the model with Eshin Grey to catch the scales on the main body.





With the belly, I followed the technique used on the Warhammer TV video of Archaon by drybrushing Rakarth Flesh and then building up layers to a solid colour. The transition between colours has never been my best thing but i blended using agrax and a medium and built it up slowly. I then done a final highlight on the belly with Palid Witch Flesh and the Black scales highlighted with Danwstone.




I painted the crest Mephiston Red by first dry brushing in the design and then filling in with pattern. I washed with Nuln Oil and repeated the drybrush and finally highlighted with Scarlett Red.



The Claws were based in Rhinox Hide, then layered with Gorthor Brown, blended with Nuln Oil, and the gums were painted with Bugmans Glow, shaded with Druchi Violet and highlighted with Cadian Fleshtone.  The teeth were based in Zandri Dust, washed with Fleshshade and then altered with Ushabti Bone.




Whilst waiting for the shades to dry, I started on the base, an all over base of Blue with a dry brush of temple guard blue, layered with Sotek Green mixed with 'ardcoat. Then covered with Agrellan Earth (a whole frickin pot!)



Next up was the gold, usual way of painting gold, Retributor, Fleshed and Necron Compound.




The final part to paint on the Carnosaur was the straps which were simply, Zandri Dust and Agrax. 


I then finished off the base by dry brushing with tyrant skull and glazing the crystals with a blue glaze mixed with 'ardcoat.

The Saddle

This again was primed black, then heavily drybrushed with Dawnstone, with a lighter dry brush of administration grey. Then a focused light source brush with White Scar. I base coated the horns in Rhinox Hide


I then blended in Ushabti Bone.

OldBlood Rider

I don't have many pictures of the progress of how he was painted, i tried a new technique and loved it. I got carried away and before I knew it, it was pretty much painted.

I have decided as said in previous post, I wanted to paint him in more natural colours like a Komodo Dragon. 

This is the technique I used, where you base coat first then dry brush various tones to highlight up and finish with a glaze of colour of your choice. 


I base coated the model skin and scales in Stegadon Scale Green, dry bushed all over with Loren Green, focus drybrushed with Etherium Blue and light source highlighted with White Scar.

The belly and skin was then glazed with Caliban Green and the Scales were glazed with Death World Forest with a final dry brush of Ogryn Camo.

The rest was metallics and bone painted in same way of Carnosaur.

I will post up a more detailed guide of this when I paint the Saurus Warriors.




So all thats left is final highlights!







So here he is!


7 comments:

  1. Great guide. Thanks for posting. Going to be a great help for me. Your model looks excellent.

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  2. what is the whole paint list that you used?

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  3. I don't really get how you managed to do the blue "cracks" on the base. Could you elaborate on the materials used etc?

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  4. Hi. If you look under Basing Guides heading at top of blog. There is a video showing how I paint the bases for these. Cheers

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  5. I had quick question about some of the paints you used here.

    In this picture:http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-t7cn9Lj_ZRI/Vp37VBF9aeI/AAAAAAAAQ6Q/PzP0PWzxKIE/s1600/IMG_3373.JPG

    ... it looks there is a definite bluish/green tint on some of the scales ? Just between them and the main body. I can't see any reference in your blog to a colour/washes or inks correlating with this tint, or is it simply a trick of the light ? I'd appreciate it if you can recall what you did to achieve that effect ?

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    1. Hi Buddy, it is just the effect you get when you use the shades to blend the underbelly with Agrax and Scales with Nuln Oil, it does give a slight tint of green. But it is mostly just a trick of the light.

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