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Painting Flaming Scimitar

The Flaming Scimitar now graces the seas.Painting Flaming Scimitar

This ship needs to be assembled and painted in two parts. The sails were assembled and black undercoated separated away from the the hull. The hull was then assembled with the jinns and then undercoated. Don’t forget to paint you water separately from the other pieces.

We will begin with the hull first. After it has been undercoated black, we will find the deepest recess of the miniature and work our way up. I started with the wooden planks on the hull. Begin first by painting GW Calthan Brown. Once dry, mix a 2:1 ration for Calthan Brown and GW Bleached Bone. Dry brush this on in a circular motion from where the sail post holes in the hull are. Give it a large spread. Next mix a 1:1 ration of Calthan Brown and Bleached Bone, and dry brush this in a smaller spread around the post holes.

Next we will paint the purple hull sides. Base coat the hull sides in GW Liche Purple – paint several light coats on to ensure it covers the black undercoat. Next mix 1:1 Liche purple and GW Warlock Purple. use this mix to pick out the window frames, corners and any sharp edges. Then use warlock purple to paint the fine edges of all the corners.

The tower roofs, the hull rimming, the prow statue and the hull building are all painted gold. Start by painting these areas in GW shining gold. Once dry, coat these areas in a generous coating of GW Devlin Mud wash. Now mix a 1:1 Devlin Mud and GW Burnished gold and apply it to the raised areas as the beginning of the highlights. Apply plain Burnished Gold as the more extremes for highlights. Finally mix a 1:1 of Burnished Gold and GW Mithril silver and apply it to the very extremes, edges and corners as the final highlights for the gold areas.Painting Flaming Scimitar

Paint the Fire Efreet in a base coat of GW Macharius Solar Orange. Apply GW Baal Red wash for the shading. To begin highlighting mix a 1:1 Solar Macharius Orange and GW Golden Yellow and apply it liberally to the raised areas. Next mix a 2:1 Golden Yellow and Solar Macharius Orange to the further extremes. Finally apply Golden Yellow to the highest raised areas.

 

 

Painting Flaming Scimitar

The Air Djinn is painted with a bast coat of GW Astronomican Grey. Gradually mix in white and apply over several coats of increasing highlights to the extremes. See the post regarding painting the Shadewraith for an example of this.

Its time to paint the sails. Base coat the sails in GW Vomit Brown, this coat will be the shade of the sail and we will highlight up from this. Begin mixing small amounts of GW Bleached Bone to the Vomit Brown and apply to to sail in increasing highlights. Ensure the highlights are applied to the greater part of the sails, and ensure that the darker shades are left near the corner creases and the read of the sails. Apply a a Bleached Bone highlight to the raised extremes of the crease corners and the tasseled edges but do not apply this last highlight to any where else on the sails.

The last parts to paint are the emblems on the sails. We have just covered the techniques required to paint these emblems in the above tutorial. The emblems paint techniques are broken up from the above as follows. The fire is from the Fire Efreet, the wind from Air Djinn, the water from the water painting tutorial post, and the golden swords from the gold painting paragraph above.

The finished results are as follows:

Painting Flaming Scimitar

Painting Flaming Scimitar

Painting Flaming Scimitar

Painting Flaming Scimitar

Painting Flaming Scimitar

Painting Flaming Scimitar

Painting Flaming Scimitar

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