The new plastic Lizardmen Skink Priest for Warhammer Fantasy is one of the most popular minis for painters at the moment. At the 2013 UK Games Day, the Golden, Silver and Bronze Demon for Warhammer Fantasy Single Miniature were all (!) won by Lizardmen Skink Priest miniatures.
So the topic for this months tutorials can only be: Painting Lizardmen Feathers!
I have decided to do something fast and easy for people who don’t really want to do a lot of blending and may not have an airbrush in their household. This tutorial is about painting the Skink Priest feathers using only GW’s citadel washes, which yields excellent results.
For painting the Lizardmen Skink Priest Feathers I used the following Citadel paints:
- Ceramite White (Base)
- Casandora Yellow (Shade)
- Fuegan Orange (Shade)
- Biel-Tan Green (Shade)
- Drakenhof Nightshade (Shade)
- Ushabti Bone (Layer)
#1 – Base Coat: Ceramite White
We are starting by painting the feathers with a base coat of Ceramite White.
#2 – First Wash: Casandora Yellow
After the base layer, the entire surface of the feathers is covered with a Wash: Casandora Yellow
#3 – Second Wash: Fuegan Orange
Next, gently apply a darker Wash – Fuegan Orange – to the bottom of the feathers.
#4 – Third Wash: Biel-Tan Green
Afterwards, brush about 1/2 to 3/5 of the feathers’ surface with a third Wash: Biel-Tan Green.
#5 – Final Wash: Drakenhof Nightshade
Finish the washing stage by using Drakenhof Nightshade on the end tips of the feathers.
#6 – Final Step: Ushabti Bone
The last stage is to finish the awesome feathers with some definition, using a Layer: Ushabti Bone.
Showcase – Lizardmen Skink Priest
Here is a picture of the completed Lizardmen Skink Priest. You can take a 360° at this fantastic miniature on YouTube.