05 December, 2014
Imperial Knight, day 5
Torben Schnoor's old tip: If you are unsure about the direction of the mini, then paint the head first. Torben gave me this advice a long time ago, and I always go by it. Even if I know what I want I usually paint the head early since it defines a very central visual point on the model.
So, the faceplate: First a layer of light grey. Then some white sprayed on from above. From this I painted the metal rims using boltgun metal. Wash of purple ink and some really dark brown for the rivets. Then some Vallejo Model color (VMC) mahogany sand for rust followed by some more orange rust using that new orange technical paint from the GW range. Now, light brushed of mithrill silver on the rivits and on some of the edges – just where it seems that it will be realistic or look good! The next step was to add some weathering to the white. I used yellow green from VMC and some more mahogany sand. Well, that's it for the faceplate so far. Might need to do some little changes, but I am quite happy with the look.