An actual hobby post yay! The Forge World Great Unclean One is a wonderful model, it has been sitting on my shelf for around two years, it is a reject from my old Death Guard project and something I have always wanted to start painting. Today I decided to try (again) on making a start on the figure, my previous attempt had ended in failure when I was not happy with the colours and generally crappy brush technique I had applied at the time. In the last two years of painting again, I feel that I have (re) learnt enough techniques to try and paint high detail models like this again, and I hope that figure shows some evolution of technique once completed.
The entire model is primed with Tamiya Light Grey Primer and then given a general wash of Athonian Camoshade. I am aiming for a brown/green finish to with a overall leathery look.
Deep recesses and areas of shadow are washed with Agrax Earthshade. This brown shade will intensify as I apply more washes of Athonian Camo, creating a stark yet natural shadow for the figure once complete (in theory).
The deepest recesses and shadow areas are washed with Asurman Blue. I have use a cold blue to directly contrast the warm browns, I think it has worked quite well, as the colour is very visible without drowning out the warmth of the browns.
The flesh areas are highlighted with Graveyard Earth and then given another wash of Athonian Camoshade. The base colour is actually quite a bit darker than intended, but non the less worked out well when set against the blue and greens of the washes.
A wash of Leviathan Purple is applied to some of the blue areas and around any wound areas to represent bruising/ damage to flesh areas. The purple acts as a guide for where I will apply reds and associated wound colours in the detail stage, it also contrasts nicely with the blue shadows and brown base.
I am very satisfied for day 1, I intended to just get some wash work in but instead have finished with a lot more than intended. Tomorrow I will hopefully start adding highlights to the skin and begin work on the shadows, after that all I will have to worry about is the detailing.
Thanks for reading,
The 14th legion