Making use of the Army Painters war paints we have a step by step guide for achieving a look similar to those painted by the Mantic studio. In addition to the written guide we have also created a video that takes you through the steps from basecoat to finished miniature.
Below you can find the list of Army Painter paints required along with their Citadel equivalent. The colors aren't an exact match but they are close enough.
- Leather Brown / Steel Legion Drab
- Strong Tone Ink / Agrax Earthshade
- Fur Brown / Skrag Brown
- Army Green / Loren Forest
- Green Ink / Coelia Greenshade
- Necrotic Flesh / Ushabti Bone
- Basecoat: Leather Brown
- Wash: Strong Tone Ink
- Drybrush: Fur Brown
Due to the complex mass of the branches the easiest way to pick out the detail is with a Strong Tone Ink wash across the entirety of the miniature. Once this has thoroughly dried a dry brush of Fur Brown should be applied. When doing this pay particular attention to the upper parts of the miniature.
- Layer: Army Green
- Wash: Green Ink
- Highlight: Army Green + Necrotic Flesh 1:1 mix
The vines which crawl across the entire miniature as well as the 'teeth' should be picked out with Army Green. Keep your DreadBall Xtreme handy in case you miss out any of the vines. I wash of Green Ink can then be applied to help the vines stand out a little better. Do not worry too much if this over spills onto the bark as the brown and green tones blend nicely. Finally, the vines should be highlighted with Army Green and Necrotic Flesh in a 1:1 mix.