I’ve been putting off doing my grail knights, mostly because I want to do them as well as I possibly can, and I still don’t really trust myself with barding. Anyways, I got the idea for the knights to drape their horses with what basically amounts to huge purity seals: I’ve always loved the weathered paper look on miniatures, and it seems appropriate for these ancient, saintly knights.
I did this method on a test model first, as you can see, and now I’m gonna do the same to the knight proper. Wish me luck, Tumbles.
Oh, and here’s how I painted it, more or less:
- Ratskin Flesh Basecoat
- 1:1 mix of Ratskin Flesh and Ushabti Bone
- Layer of Ushabti Bone
- Wash of Seraphim Sepia
- More Ushabti Bone
- Final Screaming Skull Highlight
- Eshin Grey scrollwork
- Final Seraphim Sepia wash
Of course, throughout this entire process, I was going for a tattered look, with light layers of slowly brightening colours done with almost-dry downward strokes, leaving some spots untouched.