For Azazel’s Jewel of July ’18 Community Painting Challenge I decided to tackle a miniature I have been dreading painting for months: The Eidolon of Mathlann in all of his water-caped demi-god glory.
I have had this model sitting on my primed and ready to paint shelf since I assembled it the day it was released. Every time I looked at painted examples with beautiful gradients of blue on the watery cape I felt like I could not paint anything nearly as wonderful.
Eventually I compiled some tips from various people on the Idoneth Deepkin Facebook group that I used to paint a nice blue fade.
I had some difficulty with the face of this model and getting into the eyes for detail. After multiple attempts at ethereal glowing eyes I wasn’t satisfied and simply washed the sockets with Coelia Green shade and Reikland Flesh shade. I may go back one day and try again at the fine eye details.
The various sea creatures were a lot of fun to paint with the various bright colours. I hope to try the purple with gold and red spots scheme for my Fangmora eels in the Akhelian Morrsarr guard unit as I think it looks nice.
I tried using the Nihilakh Oxide technical paint for the first time to create a patina on the ships brass. The paint was very thin and chalky so I was a bit skeptical, but when I blotted it off what was left on the model was perfect for a mild patina. It was an easy process for a nice effect and I will certainly use it again.
For the base I painted the area around the sand with a gradient of darkening blues and applied thick layers of clear varnish to emulate water. I ringed the base with Incubi Darkness to match the rest of my army.
Overall I am very glad I finally tackled this model as it was not as hard to paint as I thought it would be and I will be proud to charge him into combat in my next Age of Sigmar 2.0 game.
Games Workshop Paints used:
The sea cape:
– Based in Kantor Blue
– Layered 1/3 of the way down with thinned Steggadon Scale Green
– Layered 2/3 of the way down with thinned Sotek Green
– Layered on the bottom 1/3 with thinned Temple Guard Blue
– Allover glaze of very thin Guilleman Blue and Waywatcher Green
– Drybrushed upwards from the bottom with Celestra Gray
– Drybrush on the very bottom with Ulthuan Grey
The silver-green metal:
– Leadbelcher all over
– A wash of Coelia Greenshade
– Heavy highlights of Runefang Steel
The Coral Headpiece:
– Ushabti Bone all over
– Fuegan Orange shaded all over
Red on sash, weapon handles, etc:
– Khorne Red over
– Carroburg Crimson shading
– Evil Sunz Scarlet highlights
Brass on boat:
– Warplock Bronze all over
– Agrax Earthshade shading
– Brass Scorpion over the raised parts
– Nihilakh Oxide for patina
All other colours used such as the bright colours on the sealife were in accordance with the Citadel Paint apps recommendations.
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