Thursday, January 3, 2013

New Year, New Post

It's been almost a year since my last post. I'll admit, I kind of go through phases when it comes to this hobby.  I'm still painting. Some weeks much more than others... and some weeks not at all. One of my new years resolutions is to post more frequently. I have a few new commission projects in the works, so why don't you join me?

More High Elves:
These are the first five out of a 25-man regiment of Sea Guard.

 And we also have a hero armed with a bow...

Here are some of the colors I used: (I'm starting to run out of a lot of the old Games Workshop paints and I'm testing the waters with some of the new ones. I'll update with substitutions for older colors as the recipes change)

Metal: Basecoat with Chainmail. Black wash mixed with blue wash. Highlight Chainmail, and then highlight Mithril Silver on the edges.

Gold: Basecoat Brazen Brass (VMC), Brown wash, highlight with Shining Gold (VMC), highlight Shining Gold + Mithril Silver. Glaze over the gold areas with a mix of Sepia wash, water, and a tiny bit of yellow ink.

Hair: Basecoat 50/50 mix of Snakebite Leather/Zandri Dust. Sepia wash. Highlight with Zandri Dust, highlight with Bone.

White (Fabric) Basecoat Zandri Dust, highlight Ushabti Bone, highlight Screaming Skull, highlight Skull White.

White (Shields) Basecoat 50/50 Astronomican Grey/Skull White, shade with thinned Astronomican Grey. Highlight up to Skull White on the edges.

Red (Shields) Basecoat Mephiston Red, highlight Blood Red, highlight Fiery Orange.

Skin: Basecoat Tallarn Flesh. Flesh wash. Highlight Midlund Flesh (P3), highlight Midlund Flesh + Screaming Skull.

Leather: Basecoat Scorched Brown (My pot has nearly been depleted. The new "equivalent" aka Rhinox Hide is too dark. I need to come up with a good substitute quick. Any suggestions?), Shade with a black wash. Highlight Dark Flesh, highlight Skrag Brown, highlight Tau Light Ochre.

Feel free to post questions or drop me an email. I'm happy to answer.


  1. I love the look of a nice, clean High Elf army. This is going to be great : )


  2. Hey Matt these guys look amazing. For your white cloth was the bone you used ushabati bone or just plain bleached bone? Thanks!

  3. Thanks for the comments guys. The support is encouraging

    Jeff, it is Ushabti Bone. I'll go edit the post to clarify.