My article on Working With Glaze Medium still remains one of the most popular here on my blog. It gets a few to many hits a day, depending on where it was linked from. If you are not familiar with glazing, giving it a read through might help answer questions you might have. If not, please ask!
This time each miniature received a thin glaze to accentuate or alter the base colors and help smooth the transitions a bit. Notes are in each section. I’m using Liquitex Glaze Medium rather than the Vallejo used in the article. It dries very glossy, but comes in large quantity and is much more cost effective. I still have a couple of bottles of the Vallejo Glaze Medium, but I let those sit out for this.
White Test #1 – P3 Underbelly Blue
To try and add more depth to the shadow areas, I went with an overall glaze of 2:1:1 P3 Frostbite : P3 Underbelly Blue : P3 Ironhull Grey. It did help somewhat, but I’ll need to start a bit darker for the final version to get what I want.
White Test #2 – P3 Menoth White Base
To play around a bit, I gave this test a thin glaze using Higgins Fadeproof Yellow ink. I had the crazy idea that I could get this to be a shorter path to a pale yellow. It kind of worked, but would need much more work in order to be a clean yellow, like a Lamenter marine.
White Test #3 – P3 Frostbite
I applied the same glaze of 2:1:1 P3 Frostbite : P3 Underbelly Blue : P3 Ironhull Grey used on the first test as there was plenty left on the palette. It did help as you can see some definition in the shadows now.
White Test #4 – P3 ‘Thrall Flesh
With Death Guard in mind, I mixed up a glaze of Higgins Fadeproof Green ink and P3 Battle Dress Green. I applied it lightly overall. Once that was dry, I went back and added more in the shadows, recesses, and around the rivets. Still pretty clean for Death Guard, but that can be added to easily.
White Test #5 – P3 ‘Jack Bone
To add more depth and “age” the color a bit more, I mixed a glaze of P3 Khador Red Highlight and added a spot of Higgins Fadeproof Red ink. This was applied overall and it helped things “pop” more.
White Test #6 – P3 Trollblood Highlight
To play up the “dirty” aspect of this color, I made a glaze of the base P3 Trollblood Highlight color and applied liberally. I like how it came out and I’ll be keeping it in my back pocket for a future project.
White Test #7 – P3 Cryx Bane Highlight
This one received a fairly heavy glaze of P3 Battle Dress Green to push the khaki/olive idea. A couple more layers and it might get there.
White Test #8 – P3 Ironhull Grey
The Carcharodons are my third favorite Badab War chapter (behind Star Phantoms and Executioners respectively), so when I saw this going that way I decided to play it up with the idea of maybe painting a small detachment in the future. This received just a glaze of the base P3 Ironhull Grey to tie things back together. It would probably need one more pass
To wrap things up I’m on the right track with test #1. I just purchased some new brushes today (expect a review shortly) so i will get stuck back in trying to nail down this Star Phantoms color that I have in my head.