What have The Sentry Box staff been up to – July 25-31

Sue finished the face of Hrothgorn Mantrapper at Sunday’s store painting demo. “I took another in progress shot vs. finished. I primed white because I wanted to do a white beard. First I used Dryad Bark to block out the eyes, then I used Dawnstone to draw the brows. It is easier to fix the eyes and brows at this stage. For a male I try to keep the brows a fairly consistent width. I used Blood Angels Red Contrast Paint for the hat. I did the hat first because red would have been the hardest color to clean up when I got it on other parts of the model. Photo 1 shows just the primer on the face with the eyes and brows blocked out. In Photo 2 I have put Guilliman Flesh Contrast Paint over the primed face then finished the eyes, brows, and teeth using a Citadel Layer Small brush. I used Ulthuan Grey to finish the eyebrows. I found having the darker grey outline underneath really helpful for knowing where to fill in the eyebrows. Also by not filling the brow in entirely with the Ulthuan Grey, it made them stand out more against the flesh tone. Everything you see here is a Contrast Paint other than the eyes, brows, and teeth. If you’re intimidated by GW faces, don’t be! GW faces are so detailed, and have so much character, they practically paint themselves. Just let the Contrast Paint or Wash (a.k.a. Shade) do most of the work for you!”

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