Part Two - The Faces (and the Beard that goes with it)
I shall now proceed to the face tutorial and apologise in advance for the low quality pics of the intermediate steps. I had problems with ALL my lamps at the time and time was pressing me to finish the models, so I did the best I could with my limited means. I have tried to compensate this lack of professionalism by posting nice finished (big) shots of the models below.
Face tutorial. Numbers indicate approximative percent (%) ratios.
1. Undercoat in black
2. Paint the whole face with Uniforme Inglés (~ Snakebite Leather)
3. Generous highlight with 80:20 Uniforme Inglés/Elf Flesh
4. Wash with Devlan Mud. This brings out the details, helps you in the subsequent highlighting steps and creates soft shadows on the face.
5. Highlight with the mix from step 3. The washing step has darkened the previous layer a little so by using the same mix you used in step three, you already have a lighter mix and do not need to mix again.
6. Highlight some more with 50:50 Uniforme Inglés/Elf Flesh
7. And again with 20:80 Uniforme Inglés/Elf Flesh. Pain the eyes and done!
Note: You can go even further and highlight up to pure Elf Flesh of course.
Here's another example of a finished face on the henchman in the middle.
The beard was painted with a 1:1 mix of GW Dark Flesh + GW Fiery Orange.
Then progressive drybrushing with increasing amounts of Fiery orange. Instead of using pure Fiery Orange at the end a drop of Vallejo Arena Oscura (= Bleached Bone) was added to give the lightest layer a smoother shade.
Hold on to your helmets because next time I will concetrate on the most difficult miniature that this project has to offer... Captain Tom. See you soon!