This is second of my collaborations with Tony / Poot. He does a fancy airbrush basecoat, and I finish the models off by hand. In fact, I think that this is the model that started it all off . As soon as I saw the metallic blue basecoat on this model I was desperate to get my hands on it.
Ork, but this time built up in layers working up towards the metallic blue for this model's power armour. This is how the basecoat works:
The final airbrush step is to give it a coat of matt varnish. Although the gloss finish of the tints look amazing, they are very difficult to paint standard acrylics on top of, so the varnish makes it much easier to work with.
I decided to make the gargoyle on the should pad green, and that it would be based on a bone colour with a heavy green wash. In the picture above, the gargoyle has had its first of two green washes, and the horns have been based with the bone colour.
There's also a hint of red highlighting on the robe. This started as an accident when I was a bit sloppy when painting the base, but it really complemented the purple after I tidied it up so I left it on. Next time I do purple robes (which will not be long because of my current purple obsession) I am definitely going to put some red in the mix and see how it works out.
Last couple of pictures: