A tale of 2 Merriods. I painted these 2 guys from Descent a few weeks apart, doing the minion (brown base) first. I wasn't 100% happy with the colour choices, so that's why the master (red base) is so much brighter. The master was also a beneficiary of my new birthday airbrush, so he got a black prime and then a zenithal highlight before adding any colour. Also, I had really struggled layering up the highlights on the minion, due to the smooth surface, so I used a wet blend approach in the master using vallejo's glaze medium as a retarder. I am SO much happier with the result though I don't think it shows up in the photos so well. The master also only has a touch of thinned wash, which, again helped the with the smooth expanded. A gloss varnish over the creatures creates a fairly nice slimy wet look, and finally I had a go at an improvised swamp on the bases. Dark brown base coat, then some Stirland Mud leaving some smooth patches as puddles. I put some very very thin murky green on those patches and then a few layers of gloss varnish to spoof water. It doesn't bear close scrutiny but it catches the light nicely on the tabletop and provides a bit of textural variation.
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