Zachęcony niezłymi rezultatami, postanowiłem zmierzyć się z malowaniem pierwszego rozjaśnionego monstrum. Figurka pomalowana jest washem Purple ze starej palety Citadel mieszanym z farbą Fortress Grey. Pomalowanie całości, wraz z drobnymi elementami takimi jak kości czy włosy, zajęło mi około godziny. Licząc z malowaniem aerografem, przygotowaniami farb, i podobnymi czynnościami, całość zajęła mniej niż półtorej godziny, przy czym efekt naprawdę mnie satysfakcjonuje. Czyżbym, w końcu, mógł w miarę szybko pomalować zastępy nieumarłych?
Quite a long time ago, after one of my Warhammer battles, I found that I really need another dozen or so ghouls. As I needed them rather fast, I decided to not paint them - at least for a while. Just glue, some basic, white primer, then dark wash to define details and... voila, ten of new plastic ghouls are almost ready for battle. To battle they went, and then on my "shelf of shame" - to other half-painted miniatures, standing next to my desk, silently reminding me that I really should finish them... Well, to be honest, their chances of being finished in foreseeable future were really slim, as I want to paint all old metal ghouls first (and still have eighteen of them to paint). But... last Friday I was basecoating some models with airbrush and there was some dark grey paint left. I looked at the ghouls and decided to paint them just for fun, airbrushing them with shadows and highlights. First I covered them in dark grey paint - it was airbrushed from every possible angle, I wanted to get even, smooth surface of basic color. After that I painted highlights, using lighter and lighter shades of grey, spraying paint from above miniature only, to get even, smooth transitions of highlights on the skin. I wasn't able to paint "dot" highlights unfortunately (my airbrush is really, really shitty) but I was satisfied with results achieved so far. Paint lasted for five ghouls.
As I was really pleased with painting so far, I decided to finish first highlighted corpse-eater. Miniature was finished with old Citadel Purple Wash mixed with Fortress Grey. It took about an hour to finish it - all bones, spikes, hair, nails, final highlights, etc. Add to this about half an hour for airbrushing, changing paints, cleaning airbrush, etc. So hour and a half for fully finished 28 mm miniature which looks really ok for me. Hmmm... Did I find a way to paint my hordes of rank and file miniatures?