Nabbed these four gants in a trade to make my last brood an even number, and was immediately reminded why I stopped painting the things. It's mind numbing, painting the same model over and over and over.
On the upside, my OCD will be satisfied, being able to field broods of an even twenty.
The models are assembled and the tails are curled using a hair dryer and my fingers. The tails are molded straight for technical reasons, and I think they look a bit silly, so I curl them. Every. Single. One.
I applied a coat of vallejo grey primer with my airbrush.
I then applied a base coat of vallejo bone white with my airbrush.
I airbrushed GW steel legion drab on the bases. A little overspray on the legs is OK, as it will be hidden by the wash applied later.
I brush painted vallejo dark flesh on all the exposed muscles.
I created a 1:1 mix of GW lehmian medium and GW agrax earthsade and brushed it over the body of the model.
I painted the poisonous areas and tubes with vallejo scorpion green.
I painted the claws and fleshborer with vallejo cold grey.
I then applied GW astrogranite to the bases.
When the technical paint on the base was dry, I applied a wash of GW nuln oil to all the grey areas. When the wash dried, I highlighted the claws and base with vallejo cold grey and a mix of cold grey and white. I also applied GW biel tan green shade to the poison areas.
As that was was drying, I applied a layer of vallejo black to the carapace, and created the mottling pattern along the tops of the arms, and tails. I also applied a wash of GW nuln oil to the mouths.
I then feathered the edges further with a mix of hex purple and white.
I painted the teeth white.
Lastly, I applied a coat of satin varnish with the airbrush and then brush painted GW 'ardcoat on the mouths, and poison areas to create a wet look.
And THAT is how I paint gants. Good riddance.