Sylvaneth Test Model 2

My original test model was just too dark for my taste. It looked okay on a single dryad, but I wasn’t sure how to transition it into an entire army, and if I did a lot of detail would be lost in the shadows. I thought I would try out a lighter color scheme before I went with the dark bark and orange leaves.

While looking around for ideas, I came across a Facebook post from Titan Miniatures. I liked the look of the lighter bark and purple leaves. I thought I would try something similar, with light bark which transitioned to something darker on the ends of branches. For the leaves I wanted something a little more pink/purple rather than just purple. For that I found inspiration from a Turkadactyl!

For brighter colors that popped out more, I decided to try a white undercoat. This isn’t something I’ve ever done before. I’ve always leaned towards dark and broody!

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Corax White (Spray)

After spraying it white, I painted the whole thing white! Because I was going to use shades to color the bark, I wanted to make sure the color was consistent.

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Pallid Wych Flesh

 

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Rhinox Hide

 

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Sylvaneth Bark

 

 

 

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Three Agrax Earthshade washes, Nuln Oil on the dark bark and Sylvaneth Bark to help blend the transitions.

 

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White Scar (eyes) and Screamer Punk (leaves)

 

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Druchii Violet

 

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Emperor’s Children

 

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Fulgrim pink

All in all I like how it turned out. The two-toned bark should give me something to work with when I move on towards more complex models and the purple-pink leaves contrast with the bark better than the red and dark browns of the first model.

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What do you think? Do you prefer spring or fall? Let me know in the comments!

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