Sunday, 12 February 2012

Vampire - Adding a Little More Colour

Steady but slow progress on Mr Classic Vampire (he doesn't have a name yet).  Nurgle appears to have visited the Walker household, as both the wife and I are suffering from whatever winter bug is doing the rounds here in freezing cold Swindon.

I didn't want to do a bright red for this chap, so I went for more of a maroon colour:
  • Base: P3 Sanguine Base - this is a nice colour, but does seem to take a couple of coats to cover a black undercoat properly
  • Shade:  Leviathan Purple wash - in hindsight, I should have watered this down a little, and maybe added some Baal Red, as it's gone a bit dark.
  • H1: Sanguine Base
  • H2: 2:1 mix of Sanguine Base and GW Vomit Brown
  • H3: 1:1 mix of Sanguine Base and GW Vomit Brown
  • H4: 1:2 mix of Sanguine Base and GW Vomit Brown
I reckon the colour has come out pretty well, and makes for a nice change from my normal red scheme.

Next up is the face - I'm going for a really pale skin tone, and I'm toying with the idea of some small tattoos on his face - not sure yet though...

As always, comments and criticism welcome!


  1. I think you made the right choice with the maroon and keeping it dark and muted. Looks great so far.

    Ron, FTW

  2. Cheers Ron! I'll post pics of the finished miniature tomorrow. I got in a bit of a groove on Sunday and did a load of painting - just a few details to finish off.