As models bought specifically to use as enemies, I wanted to get a decent result as fast as humanly possible. I didn't have an airbrush at the time and even if I did it would've been too slow and involve too much effort (it probably takes half an hour to set up - I wanted to be done by then!).
The point of this article is not only to brag on my awesomeness, but to share a few quick techniques that helped me achieve good battle ready results in a very limited time frame. Admittedly this exact method won't be useful for every project, but it is a cool way to paint and may be useful to a less extreme extent for other people (unless you actually play Deadzone, have a horde of Zombies to paint or some Nurgle, in which case prepare to be dazzled). I still can't believe how good he looks for the time I put in!
He will be forever known as Fruit Punch Mouth (Hence the "FPM" Method)
|Blood on his mouth? no he just loves his fruit punch.... but damn is he a messy eater.|
Getting Good Results Fast (The FPM Method)
- Use a limited colour palette. This works especially well if you pick models that naturally favour a low number of different colours. Take FPM himself - his body is basically one big crabby mass, meaning we can blast him up entirely in one colour.
- Get creative with textures and washes - for this guy I actually took Baal Red wash (Old GW), put it on an old tough square ended brush and flicked it at him all over to make a speckly blood spattered look.
- Don't be afraid of a few cheap effects. On FPM the blood is eye catching and really brings the model alive, without it his hastily dry brushed mass would be more obvious!
|STARS! where's Chris Redfield when you need him?|
How I Painted Fruit Punch Mouth
- Basecoat with Rakarth Flesh (use a BIG brush)
- Wash with Rhinox Hide (then either have a break while it dries, batch other models or grab a hairdryer!)
- Drybrush the whole model with a 50/50 mix of White Scar and Rakarth Flesh
- Drybrush pure White Scar
- With a smaller brush wash Biel-Tan Green (shade, so it comes pre mixed) around the bottom of the craggy details and eyes. This is a really nice effect that takes almost no time, but be fairly sparing with it.
- With a stiff brush flick red wash (I used Baal Red) at him to make a blood spatter look. you can also just paint a little onto some of the more distressed areas and places where we will add the full blood effect.
- For the actual proper blood splotches I ran a thick glaze of Khorne Red on his hands and where he dribbled his fruit punch. Citadel also made an actual blood effect paint that would probably work, or just do a directed wash.
- Base however you want - and we're done. I did go back later and add a bit of gloss varnish to the blood.
|Coming to a barbeque near you this summer...|