Hello an welcome to the latest installment of A Brush, a Paint and a Mini. In our previous episode we had begun the base coat process on Sorcha. A very beautiful and yet chillingly cold character. As I have mentioned earlier, the challenge that we face on painting her is not only to paint her to match her war machines, but to also convey her icy personality.
Incidentally, I have noticed that this blog has gotten an international following. Yes I do check the stats despite my infrequent updates these days. I would like to extend to you a warm welcome, from a region that is more damp and chilly this time a year. He he he.
So moving on to Sorcha eh? Well in the previous posts I handled most of the base coat and spent some time planning on how to tie her with both the infantry in the army that I have collected and her 'Jacks (tm)? I would also like to remind you that Sorcha was drawn from the ranks of the Winter Guard and as such her color scheme will reflect that background.
I also touched up the black on her pants, hair and gloves. As for the fur trim and her hat that was a one part Bootstrap leather and two parts 'Jack bone. With lighter layer of 'Jack bone. While i was toying with partial highlights I thinned down some Ryn Flesh and gently applied it to her face. I am going for a cold and pale look.
1) I like Coal Black as you may have gathered from earlier entries.
2) I opened it by mistake and had it ready. So letting my favorite paint go to waste was something I wanted to avoid. I have three pots of it....
I wasn't too happy with the initial wash so I added some Thamar Black to the mixture and washed the furs again. Although it came out too dark, it will be fixed with the highlight.
Below you will notice that the holster is painted brown. This is the first stage to painting a well worn leather gun holster. The gun handle and holster were both painted with Gun Corps Brown. I will go into detail on finishing these at a later time. Definitely before the final highlights though.
Well that is it for now. Until next time.