Painting Mansions of Madness: Streets of Arkham, The Hired Guns


Concept art and unmatched figure. The figure has been zenithal primed. The idea is that if the sun were at its zenith the brightest highlights will be on top and the deepest shadows underneath.


I used Army Painter primers and invested in an airbrush which hasn’t come in yet.


Reaper’s Bright Skin 09233 on the face and hands and Pure Black 09037 on the shoes. Took several coats of the Bright Skin– but I thin mercilessly.


See how thin those coats are? Woodland Brown 09162 for the trenchcoat, vest, hat and tie. Oiled Leather 09110 for the pants. Later I decide that the hat and tie should match the pants instead of the coat and vest. I also tried this on the belt but ended up painting the belt black.


Things begin to come together a bit here. I tried Dragon Red 09401 for the underside of the tie and it looked off, so I ended up reddening the entire tie a bit with it. Citadel shades, Agrax Earthshade for the darker browns and Seraphin Sepia for the lighter browns. Until now I’ve just avoided his shirt collar. No shot, but I did some bright skin highlights as well.


Finishing touch time– Linen White 09061 for the collar and Blackened Steel 09205 for the belt buckle, metal bits on the trench coat and the guns. I also used Nuln Oil in here someplace for the guns and shoes. Several coats of Reikland Fleshshade for the flesh– to tone down those highlights.

I used the red in the tie in the hatband as well– it’s half brown anyway. They need their final clearcoat and maybe some eyes– just not sure about that.

Bad lighting alert, but I’m pretty pleased with the outcome.







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