Following my last mini post I thought I'd show you some Mantic elves I painted using the techniques I was honing on my Marauders.
These fellows were very quick and satisfying to paint. I began with a white undercoat, then carefully applied Citadel Badab Black wash to the recesses. This gives you a black-lined look. I then washed Winsor & Newton inks over this. There was very little other work. I did wipe off some of the W&N from the uppermost areas when it was dry, which one is able to do by virtue of it not being permanent.
I was really keen to keep the colour schemes simple. I think they work well, and I like the way the basing on the uppermost chap matches his accessories.
I enjoyed playing with the bases a bit, giving them metallic rims and then adding glitter and Swarovski stones. This gives them an Old Skool dungeon-crawl feel!