Chaos Beastmen! During week two, I put aside the Spindle Drones and Ur-Ghul to get paint on the beastmen. It all began by blocking in the base colors for all areas. This is a classic stage where you are doing work towards the vision; but it all looks pretty awful (click through the pic below)...
I went bold with the orange clothes (GW Wild Rider Red) and bright wraps (P3 Menoth White Base). Then went with a ruddy brown (GW Tuskgor Fur) for the fur and skin - a decision I'm not loving to be honest, but it's growing on me. GW Doombull Brown completed the leather pouches, belts, and armor straps. Then I went all over with a heavy brown wash (50/50 Army Painter soft/strong tone). Once this dried, I added a black wash to the weapons and armor (custom mix I'm trying) and dry brushed the fur, skin, clothing, wraps, and equipment with P3 Menoth White Base. Then I shaded the highlighted areas again with the same brown wash.
The horns were based with Vallejo German Grey (70.995), and then coarsely blended up to a lighter Vallejo Dark Sea Grey (70.991). The horns were also shaded with both the brown wash and the black wash used on the armor and weapons. The armor and weapons were painted with Vallejo Gun Metal (71.072).
Some really great detail in these plastics that is finally appearing as the wash dries.
Next I'll follow up with the remaining small details (icons, fetishes, eyes, teeth, etc.) and highlights. Also, these models need to be taken of these temporary bases and pinned to the final bases (shown in the pics at the head of the post).
And that's where I'm at currently for week two of Squaduary 2020. I have until the 22nd to complete this pledge which should be ample time at this point. Then I'm off on a business trip and the challenge will have to be done for me. Check back next week to see how things turn out.
My best wishes go out to all the other Squaduarians.
Cheers and Happy Gaming!