Sunday, 1 April 2012

Legal Issues

Something a bit different this time, I finally got myself around to painting some Malifaux.  I bought the Lucius box about 7 months ago, but so many other projects, plus DIY, plus work had meant that I'd not even got round to examining the miniatures!

First up is the lawyer:

To be honest, of all the crew, he is the least interesting model, but his simplicity meant that it was easy to test the paint scheme I wanted to use.

I wanted a deep red for the trousers, so Scorched Brown for the base coat, washed with Devlan Mud, then highlighted with Blood Red and then Red Gore.  The boots were based in Vallejo German Grey, highlighted with Adeptus Battlegrey and Codex Grey and then washed with Badab Black.

I wanted the coats to be different from the standard grey-black, and I make no apologies for using Charadon Granite - I haven't checked yet, but I really hope they've got an equivalent in GW's new paint line, as I don't have a huge amount of it left...

The coat was washed with Badab Black, and highlighted up through Charadon Granite and Dheneb Stone.  The liner of the coat was a mix of Khemri Brown and Charadon Granite, washed with Devlan Mud and then highlighted with Khemri Brown and then a little Dheneb Stone mixed in.  The gold trim to the coat is P3 Blighted Gold, shaded with Devlan Mud and then highlighted with the Gold and some Mithril Silver.

I wanted the hair to stand out a bit as the rest of the model is quite dark - so a base of Snakebite Leather was shaded with Gryphonne Sepia, and then highlighted with Snakebite Leather and Bleached Bone (I'm going to miss those two paint names when they go).  The shirt was Dheneb Stone shaded with Gryphonne Sepia and highlighted with Dheneb Stone and Skull White.

The skin was my normal method at the moment - Tallarn Flesh, shaded with Ogryn Flesh (which gives a nicer colour than Gryphonne Sepia) and highlighted with Tallarn Flesh and P3 Ryn Flesh.  The teeth were then shaded with Devlan Mud and picked out with white.  The face mask was based in Astronomican Grey and highlighted with white.

The base is another from The Dark Templar, which I can't recommend highly enough (no, I'm not on commission, just a big fan!).  On the metal parts, a base coat of Tin Bitz and some spots of diluted Bestial Brown was washed with Devlan Mud, then lightly dry-brushed with Boltgun Metal and Chainmail.  The stone was a lot of grey washed with Devlan Mud and dry-brushed again.

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Smerc the thief is almost done, but "The Great Shazam the Sorceror" will be on hold as only evil warbands get sorcerers (I probably should have checked that).  It might be time to look through my collection of old miniatures again...

As always, comments and criticism welcome!


  1. Fantastic paint job.
    The color scheme really makes him seem like he is lurking around in dark alleys just waiting to pounce on someone for some perceived legal misdeed.

  2. I have to admit to having a big grin on my face when I saw this post. I knew we'd get you painting Malifaux figures!

    Big congrats. I love what you've done with the Lawyer. The high contrast scheme on the trousers is awesome, and you've managed to avoid him becoming too dark and grungy overall.

    Might have to borrow the Charadon Granite look when I get round to my own Lawyer.

  3. Thanks guys!

    MG, I'm glad you like the look - the lurking, scheming look is very befitting for a lawyer I think... :P

    Yep DT, it was only a matter of time before I got painting them - it was one of your latest blog posts that gave me the kick up the backside I needed. I went for a grey undercoat again, which helped prevent him being too dark. It's the Guild Guard Captain next, sagging belly and all...

    I've found so many uses for Charadon Granite over the last year or so, and it works over a grey undercoat as well as it does over black.