First step was a primer - I used Badger's Stynylrez Grey. It was a little thick in this session (might not have shaken the bottle enough) and so I had to fight it a little to get it out of the brush (I also have a bent tip on my wide spray brush, so other contributing factor) but the Stynylrez is pretty forgiving and levels out if you spray a bit too much in a spot.
Between a few spray difficulties and the need for as close to 100% coverage as possible, this was the longest step.
With the Priming done, I went on to a base coat of Minitaire Muddy Brown.
This coat went close to 100%, but focused on the undersides. I left out some spots on the tops of the Night Scythes.
Next up was Minitaire Bark, which was sprayed from a broad overhead angle (30-45 degrees above horizontal)
Then came the ultimate highlight, Ancient Bone, which was just about directly overhead and lightly sprayed.
At this stage I also did a coat of Snow White on the guns and other parts which would be getting a blue glow.
I then finished the Immortals and Scarabs by basing. I also added some red to the icons on the chest and foreheads of the Immortals.
I then put the scarabs together with the old ones. I can tell a slight difference, but I think they're very close.
With the added color, I'm closer to calling him done. I'd still like to do something with his Warscythe, but not sure what.
With these done, my updated to do list for NOVA:
- Must Paint:
- Catacomb Command Barge (assmebled)
- Lord - update/touch up (95%)
- Transcendent C'Tan
- 2 Annihilation Barges
2 Night Scythes\ 10 Immortals
- 10 Hormagaunts
- Tyrannofex gun and head and underside of tervigon
- Flyrant with magnetized Boneswords, scything talons
- 5 Deathmarks
5 Scarab Bases
- Stretch Goals
- Haruspex Head and Claws (50%)
- New Converted Crone
- 10 Hormagaunts
- Malifaux Crew(s) - Jakob Lynch and The Kin sets