March Painting Log

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