See what I did there? Unfortunately for you, I don't shy away from lame humour...
Anyway, I've finished the Commissar I showed you here. Here he is - Commissar Waechter!
For those of you playing at home, the reds and blacks were done in the following way:
1. Basecoat with Mechrite Red. Even though this is a foundation paint, I found it needed a couple of coats to get good coverage. Make sure you thin it down though, so the finish is smooth.
2. Highlight with 50:50 Mechrite Red and Blood Red.
3. Highlight with pure Blood Red.
4. Highlight with Dheneb Stone mixed with a little Blood Red.
5. Finally, highlight very carefully with Dheneb Stone. I went for an off-white in this case because I thought pure white would be a bit too bright.
Don't worry if the original layer of Mechrite looks a little dull - once you add the Blood Red, it brightens up a lot! (Compare the last photo I showed you to this one).
For highlighting the black, I used a colour called Payne's Grey. It is a very, very dark blue - it looks black at a glance. I bought a tube of it from my local art store.
1. The basecoat was kept as the chaos black spray I primed the model with.
2. The highlights were then done starting from Payne's Grey, progressively adding more and more Adeptus Battlegrey to the mix. Highlighting with a blue shade rather than just grey gives more depth to the black. I did 4 layers - they were: pure Payne's Grey, and then 3 layers with roughly the following ratios of Payne's Grey and Adeptus Battlegrey: 70:30, 50:50, 20:80.
That's it! I've got at least one more Commissar to do, so he'll get a post once I get around to him. As always, thanks for looking - and please leave any thoughts or questions you might have in the comments box!