As part of the basing series, this is a 90mm round base, which will be for a Space Marine Primaris Invictor Warsuit. It’s going to be one of my Golden Demon 2020 entries.
For the third part of the tutorial we’re going to paint the 2 skulls on the base.
- Black Spray Primer
- Morghast Bone
- Agrax Earthshade
- Ushabti Bone
- Ceramite White
- Longbeard Grey
First up, let’s have a quick look at the finished skulls:
With the black base spray already down, I started by covering both skulls with Morghast Bone:
Once dry, I gave them a wash of Agrax Earthshade to fill the cracks, eyes, nose, teeth lines and so on. Don’t hold back with this stuff here. You can see I pooled a fair bit in the eye-sockets.
After that I went back over the raised, main areas with Morghast bone again, to bring them back up, leaving the shade in the recesses and holes.
I then went in with a highlight in upper-facing areas and outlines with Ushabti Bone:
I even took a bit of Ceramite White to the upper-most highlighted areas, just to bring the colour of the bone up before washing again.
And then washed them all in Agrax Earthshade to bring them back down a bit, and to tie all the highlights together (and keep those eye-sockets nice and dark.
Then, to tie them in with the rubbly base, I gave them a very light drybrush with Longbeard Grey.
And that’s it!
Next up we’ll cover the helmet and lasgun before the base is complete.
If you have any questions about the base, just comment below.
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