|Fanticide Hole Beast|
I used a variety of paints to complete the model -- Citadel Colour paints produced in the early 90s (the soft plastic bottles with flip tops produced by Coat d'Arms), Games Workshop paints produced in the late 90s and early 00s (the hard plastic, clear hex bottles), Ceramcoat and Apple Barrel craft paints. All of the paints are acrylic. I thinned them with a mix of three parts water and one part Future acrylic floor wax.
I started the painting by base coating the body and the arms with Citadel Dark Angels Green. I tried to keep the edges around the teeth and eyes sharp, but I wasn't as worried about the edges of the body that blend into the earth around it. I highlighted the green with a heavy drybrush of Citadel Emerald Green. For a final highlight on the green, I mixed Citadel Emerald Green with an equal part Apple Barrel White and drybrushed the body and arms. I added final spot highlights to the edges of the mouth and eyes with the Emerald Green and White mix using a fine detail brush.
|The green body painted and highlighted|
I base coated the claws and barbs on the arms with Ceramcoat Black. I painted the eyes and teeth with Citadel Snakebite Leather.
|Barbs, teeth and eyes base coated|
|Eyes and teeth finished|
|It looks hungry|
To detail the eyes, I painted an iris in each eye using Citadel Crimson Gore. I then added a pupil with a dot of black. I also added a light highlight on the iris using Citadel Golden Yellow.
I highlighted the claws with a bit of Ceramcoat Quaker Grey on the edges. For the base, I drybrushed the soil and rocks with Games Workshop Desert Yellow and Games Workshop Bleached Bone.
Once I finish the rest of the Fanticide models, I'll add some flock to the base.