So the second I heard about this model awhile ago I instantly thought it would be a great model to try out water effects. I finally put him on the painting table because of Rask. The thought of him with FURY would make anybody giddy. The problem of course was doing a simple conversion to make it water effects ready without having to go through the hassle of sculpting. I made this very simple TUTORIAL on how to do that. It took me several days to finish the water effects since each layer requires about 24 hours to dry and you can only layer it about 1/8″ deep at a time. Besides that I saved a lot of time on painting since it’s only a portion of the original model. Since the water dries clear you also have to paint the base itself or base it with other elements if desired. I decided to paint a mix of colors using browns and greens for that dirty Bayou look. For being my first model using water effects I am pretty happy with the results!
- White P3 Primer
- Base coat colors using Vallejo Game Colors
- Used Citadel Badab Black wash all over the miniature
- Minimal highlights (membrane, eyes, & teeth)
- Base is comprised of water effects (2-3 layers), Army Painter Battlefield Swamp Tufts, & Flame Mix Leaves
- I varnish with Rust-oleum Painter’s Touch Gloss Coat (Non-Yellowing & UV Resistant) & then use Testor’s Dullcote to take away the gloss
- Vallejo Gloss Varnish on his lower body parts, mouth, teeth, eyes, & water to give that wet/moist feel