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27 April 2006page first published

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NBFGH with Attitude Fezian writes:

On to the painting part!

I sprayed the mini white with GW Skull White undercoat. Generally, this is when the sculpting mistakes show. This time, however, it looked like I wouldn't have to do any corrections.

Primed Zed

I began painting the flesh areas GW Bronzed Flesh. Once dry, I immediately gave them a wash. The wash was a touch of Bronzed Flesh with GW Flesh Wash - and much water.

Then I painted the braces a mix of GW Scab Red and a touch of Chaos Black. Once all was dry, I painted the boots, the buckles, the hair and the eyeholes black.

Zed with major colors blocked in
Time for a drink: By adding a generous drop of crème de cassis to your glass of fine wine, you get a Commie. Toss in a couple of ice-cubes and you make it a Siberian!

For the eyes, I painted a white blob in the middle of the black eyehole, then drew a vertical black line in the middle of it.

Most of this step was painting the exposed skin areas GW Bronzed Flesh. Finally, I highlighted the braces and the diaper with a 40/60 mix of Prince August Vermillion Red and GW Blood Red.

The buckles and the gun were painted with GW Boltgun Metal, and the boots a 50/50 mix of GW Scorched Brown and Chaos Black.

Zed, mostly painted

All the basic painting was over, except for the boots.

I therefore added GW Bestial Brown to the mix, and covered most of the boots with it. The next highlight was done by adding Bronzed Flesh to the mix, drawing thin lines to give it a sort of leathery texture, and then doing fewer, thinner lines with even more Bronzed Flesh in the mix.

I then painted the eyebrows and highlighted the flesh areas with a 70/30 mix of Vallejo Game Color Elfic Flesh and GW Bronzed Flesh, while the areas most exposed to light were finally highlighted with Elfic Flesh.

I gently drybrushed the hair with GW Codex Grey, and I was done with most of the job.

Zed, nearly finished...

The final steps consisted of doing the teeth, giving the hair a couple of black washes, the boots a GW Brown Ink glaze, the gun a GW Mithril Silver highlight, and correcting a few little imperfections - mainly the parts where skin meets the braces and the hair, or widening the left eyebrow.