DreadTOBER WiP – Part 2 – Painting da Kan
So yesterday I got started painting the Killakan after I decided on a the color scheme. I’m going to paint it in the style GW used back in the days which means mostly in red. I’m going to update it a bit, especially how they highlighted back then, using yellow to highlight red and so on.
I wanted to add some battle damage to him, feels a bit more Orky with it, so I got some Liquid Mask (Vallejo) and some left-over pieces if foam and applied it a bit randomly and then started with the red.
I’m going to try to include how I paint this diorama in my posts which I hope will make me better at remembering to write everything down. It will mostly be what colors but I might add in more things as I get used to it.
- Priming: Black, using some really cheap primer that I think is for cars etc but it goes on very well and isn’t to thick as long as you don’t over do it. In general I don’t use black primer but I think it will work out better on this then my normal grey.
- After that has dried completely (I usually wait until the next day to be absolutely sure which is a bit overkill) I painted the whole thing with Burnt Umber (VMC).
- Then the plan was to start adding lighter brown to help with the battle damage / rust but I forgot about it completely. Instead I put on the first layer of Liquid Mask (VMC).
- Then it was time to start adding some red, starting with Black Red (VMC) and I painted that so it more or less covered everything besides the absolutely darkest areas.
- At this stage I wanted to try to see if I were to add some more Liquid Mask, could I get the chipping both in Burnt Umber and Black Red. So I applied some more, less then the first stage.
- The next step was to continue with the red and make it brighter. I started with a 1:1 mix of Black Red and Carmine Red (VMC), to pure Carmine Red, to 1:1 Carmine Red and Blood Red and the last step, pure Blood Red.
- When that had dried I remembered that I probably should remove the Liquid Mask which I did and it didn’t get the two tones I wanted but otherwise it turned out as planned.
- After it had dried I mixed a 1:0.5 mix of Blood Red and Light Flesh (S75) for the first highlight.
This is as far as I got in this session.