Sunday, August 15, 2010

Chaos & Kroot: Painting for Fun






Right in the middle of painting the Khorne Berzerkers up I decided to paint some Kroot. A while back I found a posting from a guy who had painted some amazing Death Korps of Krieg troops using primarily washes. Since have yet another order to DKK crack coming in, I thought I should overcome my fear of painting such expensive models. Naturally I picked Kroot as my inexpensive test figures. I love painting them. I could paint 50 of these in a day. They painted using mostly washes. The 4 I painted took around 20 minutes. I think the best part is that I can imagine getting a load of these painted up with just two coats of the washes, and then just saving the rest the details for later. This way a giant squad could be pumped out in a single afternoon.

The hardest part about painting these guys......having enough glued together to fill the painting queue.

7 comments:

  1. They look great ..... awesome job

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  2. Kroot are my favorite models to paint. Love them. You've done a great job in a short time period. Nice.

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  3. I like the way they look.

    I need to get after my Steel Legion and Vostroyans, planning on the same idea, get them base basecolored and washed or given a simple highlight, and save the bulk of the detailing and any freehand work for later so I can get them on the gaming table quickly.

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  4. What did you use to paint the Kroot up?

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  5. Can you post the base colour you used for these. I planned to use rotting flesh and sepia wash,is this a good idea to get kroot like yours?

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  6. How about I do a step by step? The Kroot are base coated white with primer and then painted with sepia, mud, and black washes. I added a very slight blue wash to the tip of the feather things, and did purple/green washes on the gun strap feathers. The black areas I have been going over with bolt gun metal chips. I may add some grey to the process to make the chipping stand out. If I am feeling dextrous I might try to record the process. I don't want to forget the process either.

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  7. That meat hooked on the first model looks good enough to toss on the BBQ

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