Fyreslayers are awesome! I have wanted to do a small fyreslayer army for a while and for a number of reasons. One, the models are fantastic, Two, the fluff is great and Three, I have many Order Alliance models now and sometimes coming up with a Matched Play army that mixes them all together is difficult. With Fyreslayers though you get some great little Battleline units and because of their fluff basically explaining they are mercenaries that will fight for anyone if the price is right, they fit into most armies fluff wise too.
I am taking the War Council formation (Which is only Heroes in the Colliegate Arcane faction) to South Coast Grand Tournament and needed some troops to protect them as they fight on the battlefield. I thought what better than Fyreslayers and a great excuse to get these models done!
Here is 'How I Paint' them.
I started by undercoating them in Corax White, of course the best place to start on naked dwarfs is the skin. The base the skin I used something I haven't done before, I used Barbarian Flesh from Vallejo Game Colour, its a lovely bronzed body colour.
I then layered and highlighted the skin with Skin Tone from Model Colour, I applied the paint to all parts that would look like they are being hit by the sun rays. I used the Air range paint which is thinned down anyway so is very transparent. Perfect for layering skin.
I then used a mix of 50:50 Reikland Fleshshade and Lahmian Medium to wash all the model, making sure there was no pooling as it dries.
The next stage was the main feature on the models, the hair and beards, for this I first base coated them in Troll Slayer Orange, this needed 2 thin coats.
I then washed them with Fugean Orange and drybrushed with Fire Dragon Bright
For the cloth, I decided to match into the Phoenix Temple slightly and used the same ElectroBlue Game Air colour to base coat it. I also this colour to pick out the handles of the weapons.
I washed all the blue with Drakenhoff Nightshade and highlighted with TempleGuard Blue.
I painted the leather parts Black and highlighted with Eshin Grey.
I then used Leadbelcher to base coat the weapons, helmet and other ornate parts.
The leadbelcher was washed using Nuln Oil Gloss and the Gold parts were then painted using Retributor Gold, ready to be washed with Reikland Fleshshade Gloss.
All the Runes etched into the skin were painted at this time too.
Once the Gold was washed with Reikland Fleshshade, I edge highlighted all the metal parts with Stormhost Silver and thats it! Bases guide can be found at.. http://hobbyhammer.com/search/label/basing
I hope you enjoyed this guide, these guys are really good fun to paint, quite simply but dynamic models that give plenty of detail. I hope you found this or at least some parts of it helpful, stay tuned for finished model when the basing is done too. (Should be next month)