Recently I finished the biggest figure in my painting history – Druc, meat hulk from Mierce Miniatures. It’s huge piece of resin! The quality of the cast is really great – almost no mould lines and the texture of his cracked skin is just awesome. He assembled well, all the parts fitted perfectly, but nevertheless I used Milliput to hide the joints of his parts.
It’s also my first mini that I used airbrush not only for applying basecoat, but also for shading. It really saved me a lot of time. This is how he looked after skin shading with airbrush (before applying inks):
After that I applied Vallejo sepia ink and a drybrush with slightly lighter base color to emphasize the rich texture of his skin. I know it was a shortcut, but I didn’t want to paint every hollow separately. Then I used detail brush just to make last highlights on his skin. When I finished the skin, it was pretty much downhill (as he is almost 95% bare skin).
Here is finished “mini”. He stands on 100mm base, so you can see his size. On the last picture I placed 2 regular sized drunes (32mm size) for comparison.
And here’s second Ysian drunes archer (squad leader in a fact). He looks so tiny compared to Druc 🙂
As you can see, my drunes have gained massive support in form of Druc, meat hulk. And that’s not my last word in the subject of savage barbarians!