Here he is, Brother-Prognosticator Krystofer of the Silver Skulls 3rd Company, commander of my Silver Skulls Kill Team and also my avatar on the battlefield. Check out more pictures after the jump, including a cool action shot of my Kill Team with some scenery.
Painting the Librarian was pretty fun and a welcome change from painting my Dark Elves Blitz Bowl team. Originally I wanted to paint his robes in a classic bone colour instead of camouflage, but blocking in the colours, it somehow felt wrong and I went with an abstract urban camouflage pattern matching my terrain collection instead. Looking at the completed model, I feel I made the right choice.
As Silver Skulls armour is a metallic silver, I thought it would be a cool and original idea to paint the classic Librarians’ blue with metallic paints as well. I basecoated the armour with Vallejo Mecha Color Metallic Blue, then washed the armour with an all-over wash of The Army Painter Blue Tone Ink and Nuln Oil Gloss, then drybrushed with Metallic Blue, then a mix of Metallic Blue and Vallejo Mecha Color Light Steel. I can’t recommend Vallejo Mecha Color metallics enough, they are super smooth and cover nicely. Plus Dark Steel, Steel and Light Steel are a perfect match for old Boltgun Metal, Chainmail and Mithril Silver (or the new Leadbelcher, Ironbreaker and Stormhost Silver)
Finally, a shot with my Kill Team terrain and his fellow Silver Skulls Reavers. Like with a lot of models in this Kill Team, Krystofer is a grimdark version of a name of a friend of mine. Or in this case, it’s inspired by my own name, so he’s kinda my avatar on the battlefield.
How do you like my rendition of the Librarian in Phobos Armour? Leave a comment or reaction below 🙂
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