Monday, 12 June 2017

'How I Paint' Series: Silver Tower, Tzaangors

Good day everyone. So carrying on with my Silver Tower 'How I Paint' Series, today I have for you the Tzaangors, the Daemon Beastmen of the Arcanites. These miniatures are so ridiculously detailed, they are quite daunting to start, but, as you can see below with a few tricks they come together pretty quickly. Here is 'How I Paint' them.

(Please Note: I show ways of painting miniatures in efficient time but maintaining quality, this is How I Paint them, not always how they should be painted, you are free to use and distribute photos and use any techniques I go over freely too)

I began by spraying the model Corax White and then sprayed Chaos Black from the bottom to give some zenithal shadows. I then mixed Drakenhoff Nightshade and Lahmian Medium together 50/50 and washed over the skin and armour panels. 

I then used Druchii Violet to wash the hair/tentacles and the feet, this gave an automatic blend to the legs. 

I base coated the horns with Zandri Dust.

The next part took a little while but I layered on mixes of Zandri Dust and Ushabti Bone on the horns, here is the following mixes each time getting closer and closer to the base of the horns. Each mix is also mixed with Lahmian Medium, a brush full

Zandri - Zandri/Ushabti (75:25) - Zandri/Ushabti (50:50) - Zandri/Ushabti (25/75) - Ushabti 

I followed this by applying 2 washes of Agrax and Lahmian (50:50)

Overall Shot so far.

The next step was neatly apply the Temple Guard Blue for the armour panels and cloth. 

I painted the weapon handles with Abandon Black and the little markings on the body with Screamer Pink. The metallics were painted Leadbelcher and washed with Coliea Greenshade.

The armour panel trims and other details as such were based in Retributor Gold. This is definitely the part that took the longest to do. 

I finally washed the gold with Reikland Flesh and highlighted all the metals with Stormhost Silver.

The last step before basing was the paint all the Gem stones using the technical paint Soulstone Red.

Once based in a simple stone scheme, the model was complete! 

I hope you enjoyed this and you find some bits useful for yourselves, if you have a question please use comments below. Thanks! 

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