Posted: 22. 10. 2021.
Just finished a commission of ghastly ghouls, converted and painted in the vein of my old Flesh Eater Courts for AoS28. The client wanted a set of big ones on foot, and a set of grotesque fliers. The whole lot was made from the Nurgle's Rotters BloodBowl team + Chaos Fury and Tyranid Gargoyle wings. The Rotters set offers several different body types for me to play with, and in this project I used at least one of each sculpt. Removing clothes and resculpting was the biggest challenge here, and the most boring and time cosuming part. I had most fun with the heads and faces, which I made by giving Nugle player heads extensive plastic surgeries. The bases are 50mm as per the client's wishes - I expect it's due to base size requirements of whatever rules system they use.
They were painted similarly to my old ghoulies, for which I made a skin tutorial a while back on the old blog. Now I formated it for the new site, here it is in case you want to try something similar:
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Lovely job, really looking forward to getting my copy of The Art of…
Quick question about the cannibal flesh - how watered down is the rakarth flesh wash? I’ve done what I would consider very watered down and I’ve basically still got a grey model! Is it something like 1:2 paint to water?
I think you may need more water, like 1:3. Hard to tell since I don’t measure amounts but judge by the look of the mix on my palette. Should be going in the crevices and leaving the light grey shine through on the raised areas. It will be basically still a grey model - the effect is much more subtle than when you put a black or brown wash.
Haha, no that’s wonderful thank you! I just wanted a rough idea, I think I was going waaaaaaay past 1:3 (more like 1:10+!) I was getting VERY subtle which might even have worked for a one-off but wouldn’t really show up in the horde I was hoping to paint.
I’ll try again and maybe not be quite so enthusiastic about thinning it down. Cheers!
Love the fish-like faces!