Thursday, 8 March 2012

Mutant Boss


This guy is from Khurasan's Post-Apoc range and is available now! There are also some fantastic power-armored "government troops" that I didn't know about and must have!

The paint job is noteworthy because I tried using a mostly ink/wash method to paint it. All blocks of color were done in light tones. Various citadel washes and Vallejo ink glazes were applied (I thin out the ink a lot with water for a glaze) and only very minor final highlights were done at the end.

For a dirty wasteland warboss, I think it came out pretty well. I'm a fan of washes because I don't find it easy doing accurate highlights on very fine detail and even on my more traditionally painted figures, a wash will usually feature somewhere to shade what I can't reach with my brush.

Thanks for looking!

19 comments:

  1. I just want to collect all of Khurasan's Post apoc miniatures, they are just perfect, and with your very nice painjobs its just irresistible.

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    1. I had them all until the power armor came out.. Now I need more!

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  2. I have been intending to use a predominantly wash heavy method for painting the 15mm figures I buy. Great to see an example :D

    Kings miniatures uses a similar technique for painting his retro-fantasy collection. Grey base and shading, then washes and tints to give colour.

    I feel it is the way to go with 15mm; work like this mutant only assures my thinking. :)

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    1. It's a great technique for monsters and things with a lot of skin. I used light base colors, not a grey shaded base as is popular. I don't think it's worth going the grey shading route for a 15mm figure, as contrast is so much more important.

      Washes are a great tool, but I don't think I'll be switching to an all-wash method.

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  3. Beautiful job! Those washes came out great.

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  4. Very nice, Jacker! This technique is working well with you. He definitely looks crusty.

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  5. Great looking guy, I love the rest of the line, and already have an order in for this guy. Great paintjob as always, and thanks for the large picture!

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  6. BEautiful. Nice to see a warboss for these guys. Nice to know that even John can surprise you, his best painter.

    And washes rule, no matter the scale.

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  7. Thanks guys, Jon announced quite a lot of my painting backlog today! As I get time I will post about all the stuff I've painted under wraps that is now out in the wild as of today. (Deep Ones, Devils, Alien Bounty hunters, imps and robot).

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  8. You never cease to amaze, Jacker! Everything you paint looks so clean and accurate-another triumph!

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    1. Credit to the sculptor.. The clearer the detail. the easier it is to paint. This guy was a lot easier to paint then the Gang Task Force in my last post for example.

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  9. I've been waiting on this fellow to place an order with Khurasan. I didn't know about the "government troops" and a few other things. In all I just plopped down $50. But it's a good thing, all excellent stuff.

    I don't think this model is a good candidate for a "clean" paint job, I like my Post-apoc stuff a bit messier. But it is a great job.

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    1. I normally paint pretty clean, but I tried a battered look to his power fist by using the same technique as I did on my rusty mechs. Metal and dirty wash, then yellow stippled onto the middle of each plate. I like how it looks and it's really easy!

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  10. Very nice! I actually just used that "rusty yellow" method on something, or a similar method anyway. It looks great on your guy :)

    /Waaaaagh?

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