Paint Spl’Attr – Kukulkani

August 22, 2016 Hobby  No comments

Paint Spl’Attr is an irregular series of articles designed to help you get your Dark Age miniatures painted quickly and well and boost the look of your forces on the tabletop.

KUKULKANI – LIVING ANCESTOR – PAINTED BY DAVE TAYLOR

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Although they were once instantly recognizable as humans, the Kukulkani have been evolved over the millennia of their service to Kukulkan. Even the lowliest of servants is technomantically augmented in some way, and death in the service of the great Coatl is not always as final as it might seem.

Dave recently painted up this Living Ancestor model, and wanted to focus on the apparently shifting nature of the substances many Kukulkani are imbued with. To that end, he wanted to see the gold of the model’s hands blend into the blue of his arms and so on. We hope you like the results shown here.

Throughout this article we’ll refer to various paint colors from both the Vallejo and Army Painter ranges. These are typically available from your FLGS, or through our webstore. You’ll be able to recognize these by the prefix we use: VMC – Vallejo Model Color, VGC – Vallejo Game Color, VMA – Vallejo Model Air, AP – Army Painter.

Ancestor-Prime

So that the blue could appear bright, Dave primed the model black first, and then sprayed it from a 30˚ angle with white.

Ancestor-Gold

LIVING ANCESTOR GOLD

Step One – Paint hands, head, and anklets with VGC Hammered Copper
Step Two – Highlight with VGC Glorious Gold
Step Three – Shade with a thinned AP Strong Tone
Step Four – Highlight with 2:1 mix of VGC Glorious Gold and VMA Aluminum

Ancestor-Skin

LIVING ANCESTOR SKIN

Step One – Basecoat with AP Hydra Turquoise
Step Two – Shade with a thinned wash of VMC Dark Prussian Blue
Step Three – Highlight with  AP Hydra Turquoise
Step Four – Highlight with a 2:1 mix of AP Hydra Turquoise and VMC White

Ancestor-Cloth

LIVING ANCESTOR CLOTH

Step One – Basecoat the loin cloth and belt with VMC Red Leather
Step Two – Shade wit AP Strong Tone
Step Three – Highlight with VMC Red Leather
Step Four – Highlight with a 2:1 mix of VMC Red Leather and VMC Pale Sand

COMPLETING THE LIVING ANCESTOR

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All that remained was to paint the skulls and eyes with a bright green look, and then paint up the base (in this case it is a Derelict base from the CMON/Micro Arts Studios basing sets – click HERE). After it was painted grey and highlighted, Dave gave it a pretty heavy dusting of watering powders to simulate the dusty sands of Samaria.

ANOTHER METHOD

If you are interested in seeing another wonderfully painted Kukulkani model, you can check out the great videos from Beasts of War’s Romain by following the links below:

Part ONE

Part TWO

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