I’ve been incredibly busy lately (which is a shame given that it’s summer and all that), but I haven’t let that stop me from distracting myself with the first standard squad of Traitor IG –a squad that really only leapt into creation in order to give me an excuse to build Traitor Rough Riders –which, in turn, were inspired by Sons of Taurus’ own version of the same Anyway, Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
The unit is progressing with some fits and starts, but I know that I need to finish the basic peasantry before I move on the real issue at hand (the first two of which have been tagging along for the ride as extra incentive), else I neglect the poor sods entirely (a distraction from the distraction, if you will).
There’s not any real opportunity of the standard Arrugginiti rust of Verdigris, so I’ve taken a slightly different road in order to invoke the basic color scheme without the obvious choices.
I was quite pleased at how quickly and easily the browns went down: Scorched Brown highlighted up to Dark Flesh and then washed with a Purple and Black Wash mixture. Then highlighted again with Dark Flesh where needed. This color is really quite dark and looks even moreso in the photos, but I quite like the effect in person.
The skin, however, has been a sticking point.
I’m sorry that I don’t have photos of the first effort on the skin (I’m not one to shy away from my failures), but I was so disappointed by it that I washed over it as quickly as I could. Well, here’s a brief description of what I tried: Adeptus Battlegrey base, highlighted with Talarn Flesh and Dheneb Stone then washed with Ogre Flesh, then washed with Griffon Sepia. Then highlighted again with Talarn and Dheneb mix. It was miserable, truly miserable (and not in an ironically good, Nurgle way), just miserable.
I’ve washed over it all now with Charadon Granite and hope to have something worth documenting in the reasonably near future (provided I don’t add yet another layer of distraction on my distractions with a side order of distraction to go. Thank you very much).
This last photo documents the rolling, thunderous arrival of Pitmann’s Ogres and suggests the challenge for this week’s posts. See you tomorrow for more and more and more.