I didn't really feel like finishing off my Ironback Spitters today so I went and had a look to see what else was sitting there waiting to be painted (lots and lots of stuff), the Dryads caught my fancy today.
I always planned on a Silver Birch scheme for them and after the first few coats went on, I was pretty happy, but I thought they needed something else. A quick google later and I realised that one of the defining features of Silver birch are the horizontal strips on the bark, after painting those on, i'm very happy with the outcome, now I just have to work out how to paint the rest of the wood elves lol, keep scrolling down for more pictures :).
|Fully painted standard Dryad|
Army painter Brown undercoat
Dry brushed I-KORE Mucous white (OOP) very VERY pale cream (closer to white))
Watered down GW Adeptus Battlegrey (OOP foundation mid/dark grey)
GW Badab Black all over (OOP Black wash)
Then I watered down the Mucous white a little and put some lines on the bare patches and blocked a little white in, then again with the Mucous white, barely watered down (to help flow) I highlighted all the raised areas.
Once finished I painted tiny black lines horizontally across the miniature randomly (but not the head).
Then I painted the leaves in Army painter Lava Orange.
Once dry I hit the leaves with a little Army Painter Quickshade (Strong tone).
The eyes and any carved swirls (none on the above miniature) were then painted with some watered down GW Warlock Purple (OOP
|Reaper miniatures familiar|