Friday, 29 April 2011
Like many long-time GW geeks I was overjoyed to discover that the new Grey Knight Codex would have a Jokaero model in it and that there would be a model produced. Unsurprisingly I purchased one.
The advantages of my new-found painting style were put into immediate action. As said, I tend to lose interest so I need to act quickly. I purchased my Jokaero on the Saturday morning of release and painted it that very afternoon. Took around 45 minutes.
Normally I use black undercoat but I had a plan for this one that meant using white. Basecoat was a dull flesh colour over the exposed skin and some quick highlights with mithril silver on his weapon array and digital weapons. I left the fur as white undercoat. I painted a layer of Devlan Mud on his underside, right over the white undercoat just to dull it down. Then, my custom Gryphonne Sepia/Asurman Blue mix over the flesh and Badab Black over the metal. Then came the fur. Three coats of Gryphonne Sepia straight over the white. Finally another coat of Sepia over the whole figure and a little retouching on the silver plus black for the eyes. Bingo: Space Monkey.
Came out nicely.