I completed a second cultist to go along with this guy and also to complete Azazel’s Neglected Model Challenge.+ The idea is to finish at least one model that you started painting at least six months ago. My Dark Vengeance guys certainly fill that bill. I bought the box in 2012, as so many others did, started working on them and they have been scurrilously popping up in a primed and semi-painted state in games ever since.
So this guy is the second completed cultist now. I did a pretty heavy highlight job with Dawnstone on his rifle with the idea that it would be noticeable at tabletop distances.
For the skin this time, I went with something a little different than the recipe I used with the first cultist. I based with Cadian Fleshtone, then washed with Gryphonne Sepia. Highlighted with Cadian Fleshtone again, then Kislev Flesh and washed again with the sepia.
The red scarification or whatever on his right shoulder is Bloodletter wash, though I forget where in the process I applied it. Probably after the highlight but before the final brown wash. I almost decided to turn that sprue scar on his tricep into something, but in the end figured that it was unnoticeable at tabletop distances so I left well enough alone.
I used Rhinox Hide on his gaiter buttons, but that seemed to mostly disappear when I did a moderate to heavy dry brush of sand color onto his boots. I probably won’t go back and fix it but moving forward with the other guys I’ll try and be aware of that issue when I’m dry brushing.
So this completes Azazel’s challenge, but I do have another horribly neglected (in more than one way as it turns out!) daemon miniature I’m almost done with. I’ll post it along with this guy in a daring duo sort of group shot if I complete my daemon before the end of the month. That miniature will be a sort of double threat in that not only will it count toward this challenge, but it can be seen as a species of plaguebearer and I plan on it counting for Squaduary as well. Then it will proudly take its place in my swelling (in more than one way) ranks of Nurgle troops.
+ A warning to John and any others, who may be slightly sensitive to Nurgle-related posts that this post, while it may be primarily about a soldier with human elements, does contain some content that may possibly be Nurgle-related and involve posts about inappropriately happy zombie-like entities in oddly colored pants. You have been warned!