Warhammer 40,000 Conquest Magazine - Poxwalkers
This post is going to track what I've done with the poxwalkers. Partly to help others but also so I have a clear record of what I did for when more of them come in future issues (I think there will be 32 to paint in total).
- Assembly: (1hr)
- Clip parts off of sprue
- Scrape mould lines
- Assemble and glue
- Prime with chaos black primer.
- Airbrush zenithal with Kislev flesh. (I used Army Painter barbarian flesh with these models but Kislev Flesh is a good proxy.) This should be a generous zenithal rotating down to almost perpendicular with the model.
- Add inks to patches of skin. This is what really
- Drakenhoff Nightshade for tentacles
- Carrosburg Crimson for wounds
- Agrax Earthshade for wood (axe handle)
- Biel-Tan Green
- Athonian Camoshade
- Cassandra Yellow
- Apply a generous wash of Reikland Fleshshade.
- Loincloths, Teeth and Horns - Heavy Drybrush Skreaming Skull
- Other Clothes - Drybrush Troll Slayer Orange (going for convict clothing)
- Weapons - Drybrush Leadbelcher detail with Typhus Corrosion then Blood for the Blood God
- Belts - Mornfang Brown - don't get too hung up on getting everything this just needs to give an impression of there being belts etc in place
- Eyes - Leadbelcher then Blood for the Blood God for a glowing eye gem effect
- I added some details to my bases - this is completely optional and adds a substantial amount of time as these parts need painting. For this reason I will ignore them for this tutorial.
- I also don't paint anything under the Agrellan Earth as the black primer with slight overspray gives a good shade for the recesses of the cracks - you could use another colour depending on effect eg Orange for Lava, Black for deeper ravines.
- Agrellan Earth applied heavily (about 2mm deep layer on each base) keeping the base rims clean.
- Once this has dried and hardened, rim the bases with Abaddon Black.
- Spray with purity seal
Notes:I painted 12 figures in this batch and have provided times for doing this number - remember if you do half this number you can't just half the times for a lot of these steps due to the set up and break down times (particularly for the Airbrushing stages).
In a couple of instances I didn't actually use GW paints however for consistency and simplicity all paints named here are Citadel for others wishing to reproduce.
I use regular paints for drybrushing, I take a small amount out of the pot and apply to some folded kitchen towel (instead of wet palette). I will often leave it for a few min to dry out a bit to make the drybrushing process easier.
- Raggy, signing out
When you do the inks are you using an airbrush for it? That's for the patches of skin and then the overall reikland wash?
Absolutely correct, I airbrushed on the various colour distortions in small patches and used a general wash of reikland to bring it together. This method gives bits of visual interest on each model same helps keep the repetitive possess a little varied.Delete
Awesome! Thanks mate. I'm going to try this tonight... Just finished a plagueburst crawler so I'm looking for something low pressure 😂Delete