I just (literally, like 10 minutes ago) finished my first mini in my Lizardmen force. I did try a test out on a Saurus Temple Guard, but it was like someone had vomited on my mini, so he was re-undercoated. So, after taking a few days off from painting, I decided to give it another shot, this time with a smaller ‘muse’. My fiancee was convinced I said that I was going to paint a ‘skank’…
skin was base coated in a 1:1 mix of Regal Blue and Hawk Turqouise, with highlights added to this mixture with Ice Blue. I’ll be varying the tones on the different models to give them a bit more individuality.
Shield was painted with a basecoat of Scab red, washed with Badab Black and highlighted with adding Vomit Brown to the Scab Red and touching up on the corners of the plates.
Back plates were base coated with Regal Blue, washed with Badab Black and highlighted with Ice Blue and Codex Grey. No particular mix ratio, this was really a ‘this feels about right’ kinda thing.
Gold plating was base coated with a 1:1 mix of Shining Gold and Scorched brown. Highlight of Shining Gold, then a final highlight of Shining Gold with Mithril Silver mixed, at about a 1:3 ratio.
Claws/nails were a Snakebite Leather base, with Bleached Bone added in for progressive highlights. A basic version of this was used for the teeth. Eyes were simply a Tausept Ochre base, then added a bit of Bleached Bone for one layer before adding the pupil.
Onyx on the weapon was simply PP Greatcoat Grey lining, followed by a Codex Grey line highlight.
Based, and DONE!
It took me a little while to paint him, but that’s probably because I was doing a test run. I hope I get the same results on an assembly line type setup.
So that’s it! Hope you like him, comments and criticism always welcome.