Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Painting purple cloath


Just a quick update on my Dark Eldar test models: tonight I've painted the loincloth and the ribbons on the Incubus and I did it with purple of course! :)

The colours I used are:

Vallejo Game Color Black, GW Liche Purple, GW Warlock Purple, Vallejo Game Color Bonewhite, GW Edge Dechala Lilac

  • Vallejo Game Color Black (any black will do)
  • GW Liche Purple (from the old range)
  • GW Warlock Purple (from the old range)
  • Vallejo Game Color Bonewhite (or GW Bleached Bone)
  • GW Dechala Lilac (from the new GW Edge paints, see here for a review)

And this is a quick summary of the steps I followed:

  1. Liche Purple base coat over black primer
  2. Liche Purple mixed with black (1:1) in recessed areas
  3. A 2:1:1 mix of Liche Purple, Warlock Purple and Bonewhite layered all over but avoiding the recessed areas
  4. Three more layering steps like the previous one but with more Bonewhite added to the mix each time
  5. A 2:1:1 mix of Liche Purple, Warlock Purple and Black washed all over (thin the paints to a wash consistency)
  6. A 1:1:2 mix of Liche Purple, Warlock Purple and Bonewhite glazed on the top most areas
  7. Dechala Lilac glazed on the very extreme edges of the cloth, with some of the previous mix blended in to smooth things where needed

Oh I almost forgot the obligatory messy palette pics!

1 comment:

  1. That's a tons of steps for just one color!