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Jess
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Lonewolf dcc Fezian writes:

the paint was layered on, definitely not drybrushed ;)


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Lonewolf dcc Fezian writes:

This tutorial explains, step by step, how I painted Jess, one of Hasslefree Miniatures' excellent Zombie Hunter range sculpted by Kev White. Jess and the rest of her Zombie-hunting friends are among my favourite miniatures.

Before starting to paint any mini, I like to decide roughly what colours I am going to use, as it can give me a general idea of what the finished item is going to look like - also, it helps to make sure the colours work well together and don't clash.

Laying the Groundwork

Jess is a one-piece miniature, so no assembly was required. Using a craft knife and a small needle file, I removed any flash or mouldlines that I could see (thankfully, very few).

Next I glued the mini to the base. I decided to use some rather nice Urban War resin bases I've had lying around for a while.

With the cleaning-up done and the glue dry, it was time for the ever-so-important black undercoat. Undercoating a miniature gives the paint something to grip onto - otherwise, all your lovingly applied paint will rub off with even the gentlest handling.

Undercoated
Before I get onto the actual "how to" of the painting, you may want to review what I wrote previously about my layering method. Throughout the painting of this mini I use the layering technique, and most layers are made up of 3-4 coats to give good coverage.

Jeepers Peepers!

I always start with the main focal point of a mini: the face. First off, the Eyes.

Eyes Step 1
Paint the eyes (Games Workshop) Bleached Bone - absolute neatness isn't required here, as it can be tidied up in step 3.
Eyes Stage 1 close-up
Eyes Step 2
I paint a thin line of (Games Workshop) Chaos Black down the centre of the eye. I find this better than an actual dot for the pupil, as it stops them looking cross-eyed.
Eyes Stage 2 close-up
Eyes Step 3
Tidy up the edges of the eye using some (Games Workshop) Dark Flesh.
Eyes Step 3 close-up

Creeping Flesh

Skin Step 1
I gave the skin a basecoat of Dark Flesh. Since I use thinned paint, I built it up with several coats to get a good solid basecolour.
Flesh stage 1
Skin Step 2
Using a mix of 50/50 Dark Flesh + (Games Workshop) Tanned Flesh, I painted over the basecoat - only leaving it showing through in the deepest recesses.
Flesh stage 2
Skin Step 3
Using Tanned Flesh, I built up the highlights on the more pronounced areas (upper surfaces of the arms, body and face).
Flesh stage 3
Skin Step 4
The next highlight was built up using a mix of 50/50 Tanned Flesh + (Games Workshop) Dwarf Flesh.
Flesh stage 4
Skin Step 5
The final highlight uses Dwarf Flesh, concentrating on the very highest points (knuckles, nose, cheekbones, etc.).
Flesh stage 5