As part of “The Tray” I finished off another of the Endless Spells that have been hanging around part-painted for ages now. This one being the Quicksilver Swords. (Probably) No relation to Pietro Maximoff or Surfwear. A pretty complex model as a simple single piece cast from a simple concept, it’s a pretty good model, really. It’s on a 40mm base (I forgot – again – to take a shot alongside a model for scale reference) but it’s a pretty decently sized piece. I’ll have to do some Endless Spell group shots when I have a few more of them done…
Since I didn’t think much of the almost-white yellow ectoplasm-smoke-whatever in the official art, I instead opted for purple to add a bit of colour and a nice compliment to the gold of the swords’ hilts and pommels. I know I just showed off those purple leeches from reaper using a similar purple Contrast tone, but these were started months apart, and the purple Contrast parts were done ages ago as part of that. These sword had, well, the entirety of the swords to paint to get them finished, along with the base. So here we are. Basically, the colour of the ethereal mystic stuff is Contrast Magos Purple once again spot-diluted with Contrast Medium.
That’s it for today! Enjoy!
A couple (well, three) more Endless Spell models for today’s catch-up post. I’m pretty sure these were painted in early December last year, but they could also have been done in late November. They’re pretty simple, just some animated chains. I didn’t really grok the rusty chains look that GW used, considering that these are magical, summoned chains – so I wanted a more “magical” scheme for them – and one that would stand out nicely from the ruddy browns that I tend to use for my fantasy bases.
For a change, I didn’t use Contrast Paints on these – instead I sprayed them with metallic blue as a base (probably over silver and/or black – it was too long ago to remember properly now). They were then drybrushed with successively brighter shades of iron, then silver, then I washed them back down with blue-black, and then a final re-high-light of silver.
The models of these chains are coming out of (obviously magical) mini-chasms in the ground underneath, and so I used crackle texture paint on the raised dirt around the edges to create badly cracked earth to better integrate the models with their own bases, and then when I felt the black looked too plain and boring, filled them with white and then Nihilakh Oxide to create the impression of a magical blue glow in the rends in the earth that these chains are spawning from. Of course, I could have gone to town with OSL and all the rest, but to me that felt a lot like absolute overkill considering what these models are, and are for.
Pretty simple, but decently effective. Much like Cyndi Lauper said about the Goonies, they’re good enough for me. So yay ya ya ya yeah.