Archive for April, 2015

March Painting Log

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

I painted 3 models in March, which is a really high turnover for me.  The monthly painting challenge threads on the main Infinity forums have been really motivating, and I’m also going to be doing a two-month painting contest in April/May on Data-Sphere.

I did one of the new Daturazi; I’m fairly happy about how he came out, but I had some issues going back and forth on how much shading he needed to give good muscular definition.

Due to some paint bottles drying out, I had to make some substitutions from my normal color selection.

Morat skin

  • base: Vallejo Carmine Red
  • highlight: P3 Khador Red Highlight
  • shadow: P3 Sangine Base


  • base: Vallejo Charcoal Grey
  • highlight: Vallejo Medium Grey
  • shadow: Vallejo Black


  • Vallejo Game Color Shadow Grey
  • highlight/shadow: none!  I’m open to suggestions that would be a good tonal match.  All my shading attempts have looked bad.


  • base: Vallejo Red Violet
  • highlight: Vallejo Carmine Red
  • shadow: Vallejo Black

Glowy stuff

  • Everything is painted starkly black/white, and then repeatedly glazed with a mix of 1:1:1 P3 blue ink / matte medium / water

I’ve got a number of Tohaa models painted, but these are the first I’ve posted online.  I finished an old, half-painted Sakiel from last year’s escalation league and then did a Chaksa Auxiliar with HFT from scratch.  I continue not particularly liking the Chaksa sculpts.

My Tohaa scheme was intended to be very speed-paint friendly.  Everything is just a solid base coat + wash.  I gave them a very naturalistic color scheme due to the large amount of horns, spears and so forth that they have.  They come off as a very primitive aesthetic to me, with lots of horned skull helmets and degenerate beast-man companions in the Chaksa.

Tohaa skin (not included on these models)

  • P3 Jack Bone
  • Citadel Seraphim Sepia


  • P3 Menoth White Highlight
  • Citadel Seraphim Sepia

Underlayer Clothing

  • P3 Thornwood Green
  • Citadel Seraphim Sepia

Cloaks, fabric, etc.

  • P3 Ordic Olive
  • Citadel Seraphim Sepia

Straps, stripes, buckles

  • P3 Bootstrap Leather
  • Citadel Seraphim Sepia

Horns and hafts

  • P3 Menoth White Highlight
  • Citadel Agrax Earthshade

Symbiont Armor

  • P3 Skorne Red
  • Citadel Agrax Earthshade

Weapons and other technological things

  • P3 Cryx Bane Base
  • Citadel Nuln Oil

Chaksa Skin

  • P3 Battlefield Brown
  • Citadel Nuln Oil

Base (rocks + sand)

  • Citadel Death World Forest + Citadel Mephiston Red mix
  • Citadel Nuln Oil


  • Transition between P3 Bootstrap Leather and P3 Cryx Bane Base