To kick off the adventures of Delaney King, I decided to Blanchitsu the shit out of my bits box. I had a lot of fun, and I can see a warband or three emerging from this. First a skavenger mutant "Gruyere".
Photo courtesy of Samsung Galaxy screen engineers who forced me back onto my old, old, old, old iphone. Because dropping a phone on lino should destroy it utterly.
I have to dust off my old camera and shoot him properly once I get more done.
I followed Johns description of his modern technique from white dwarf, first painting in all the base colours, weathering, then using washes of devlan mud mixed with gryphonne sepia, blending highlights here and there, then giving the final glaze of thin mud/sepia to give that yellowed varnished look. I used pen to add dots, stitches, chequers and words. 'This cursed earth' on the scroll refers to a quote John used in a painting from the eighties. Because.
I deliberately over-varnished the whole thing with layers of gloss spray, giving the model a smoother, more porcelain effect, then matting down parts with matt medium.
I used a Skaven clanrat, Dark Eldar gun and Flagellant head. They felt used.
The green stuff was 2:1 yellow:blue with a hint of supersculpy added to remove some of the putties 'memory' quality and increase working time. This is perfect for filling and detailing, but produces a very soft, rubbery material once dry so don't use this for structural stuff. As this reduces stick, you will often have to dot superglue with a cocktail stick under some parts to makes sure it will stay on.
I used my old green pipe roller tools too. Love those.