Next up in my quest to complete 52 miniatures this year is a "Paladin Initiate," by Reaper Miniatures.
With this miniature I tested out a technique I learned on How to Paint Minis the Bruce Campbell Way on EN World.
I primed the miniature black, as usual, but instead of layering on colors, I drybrushed the miniature Rainy Grey from Reaper.
You can still see a bit of the grey-brushing in this picture (especially the sword and the armor trim):
Then I started painting on colors--but only one layer in most cases. See, the grey-brushing is supposed to save you time on shading the miniature.
I think it did. Every color, save for the purple didn't need another layer or dry brush. Here's the colors I used.
1. Armor--Boltgun Metal--by GW, "Trim"--Copper, by Reaper
2. Sword--Chainmail, by GW
3. Tabard, clothes, and Shield--Liche Purple, by GW; (light dry brush) Lich Purple, by Reaper; Skull White, by GW
4. Leather Straps--Ruddy Flesh, by Reaper
I spent most of my time detailing, it seemed. I finished the miniature off with a light wash of black ink to make the details stand out more.
I think the Bruce Campbell Way has some merit. But I'll have to try it on some other figures, since I'm not sure I like how this one turned out.
I'm not sure if I quite like how the miniature turned out. Maybe I over did it on the copper. It just feels like the miniature is missing something, and I'm not sure if it has anything to do with the grey-brush technique or not.
But most importantly, the miniature is D-O-N-E.
And that makes 9 out of 52 for the year.