Inspired by the Vermin Lord ‘Eavy Metal Masterclass some time ago in White Dwarf, I decided that I want glowing Warpstone in my Skaven army as well. As the bulk of the army will be painted in a more basic style than my Eldar or Ultramarines because of the sheer number of models, a technique like this will help to create interesting focus points and lift the overall quality on an army level.
I’ve never did Source Lighting before but it was actually rather easy and just a thing of minutes. I took this Skavenslave test model I’m messing around with for some tme (ignore the fact that a Slave might never get his hands on a precious shard of Warpstone) and basecoated the Warpstone with Dark Angels Green. Then I layered Snot Green and highlighted with RMS Jade Green, VGC Scorpy Green, VGC Livery Green and P3 Morrow White. If you just got GW Snot Green, Scorpion Green and Skull White mix the intermediate stages.
For the actual glow I washed the affected area around the Warpstone with Thraka Green. Then I applied several thin coats of Snot Green to the raised areas that catch the light. Take care to get closer to the light source with each further step of highlighting. For the most prominent parts, I used a little bit of thinned Scorpy Green. Then I applied another glaze of Thraka Green.
All in all quite easy to do. I might do a more comprehensive, step by step pictured tutorial at one point though!
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Tidy and precise work as always! Already looking forward to the new Fire Prism crystals you once talked of doing.
Very nice paint job. I really like the colour scheme that you have gone for. I very much look forward to a step by step tutorial for how to paint skaven in this colour scheme. In the mean time is there any chance that you could post a brief summary of how you painted him and the colours you used? Thank you.
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Nice job on the lighting. Looking forward to the the in depth tutorial.