“…you killed my father…prepare to die.”
Oops, wrong story.
But here is Santiago Ortega. Possibly my very first totally complete figure, ever. I may be wrong, but I think this is the first model that I painted (including washes, highlights and lots of details, even!) and based, and can honestly say I don’t need to touch anymore. There are a couple of spots I should probably touch up, but we’ll see about that.
And it gets better: from start to finish, he only took me less than two days! Yes folks, you heard it here first. You saw him primed with a wash in yesterday’s Workshop Update post, and now he’s actually finished. Complete. Tada!
I’m very, very happy with him. I almost want to put this much effort (possibly a total of three hours, without drying time) into all of my figures! I definitely will for the rest of the Ortega crew, at least. He looks even better in real life, of course.
And just because I want to get in the habit of recording colours and processes I use, here’s a breakdown of getting this guy done. All paints are P3, unless otherwise noted.
- White prime, Citadel Devlan Mud wash
- Midlund Flesh skin
- Coal Black pants, Cryx Bane Highlight kneepads, scarf and shirt buttons
- Thrall Flesh shirt
- Citadel Scorched Brown coat, Beast Hide patches
- Bloodstone hair
- Molten Bronze belt buckle, bullets and coat buttons
- Greatcoat Grey, Bootstrap Leather and Pig Iron for the guns
- Bloodstone + Scorched Brown mix on the boots, bandolier, belt and coat shading
- Citadel Ogryn Flesh was on everything
- Citadel Badab Black wash on guns
That’s not exactly the order I painted him in, but that’s the general idea.
I’m going to get cracking on the rest of the Ortegas right away while I’m in the mood. It’ll be nice to having some figures to be truly proud of.
Thanks for reading.