MERCS Commission: Team #3: Sefadu
Team three is now complete. the exceedingly fast and dangerous Sefadu. I did up and article on why players of other teams should be vary of this faction, it can be found HERE. Following Tim’s instructions the team varies very little from the official scheme.
Armour: Red. possibly the colour I find the easiest to paint. Starting with a P3 Sanguine Base and because I wanted a “hard” red I washed the mini with GWs old Red Ink. I re-applied the base and built up through Skorne red and then a couple of highlights with the suitably named Sanguine Highlight mixed with Skorne red in increasing ratios.
Soft Armour: The base was Vallejo Neutral Grey to which I gave a Badab Black wash. I re-applied the base and then built it up to P3 Ironhull Grey and then finally Vallejo Silvergrey for the highlight. I gave a larger number of highlights to the chest plates as can be seen on the Leader, Medic and Sniper.
Webbing and Packs: The combat-shorts started with Bloodtracker Brown as a base with a Devlan Mud wash. Bloodtracker Brown was then reapplied and built up the through Gun Corp Brown and Beast Hide. This was then given a several thin glazes of Griffone Sepia.
The Webbing was based with Battledress Green and this was then brought up in several layers to Traitor Green and then a 50/50 mix with Hammerfall Khaki was used as the final highlight.
Weapons: As with the KemVar team I used the P3 Ironhull Grey washed with GW Badab Black. A couple of highlights were added with IronHull Grey/Thamar Black mix and a final highlight of Ironhull Grey/Silvergrey mix. The gun barrels were given a base of Silvergrey which then received a black wash and no highlights as they stood out from the body of the weapons.
The Leaders spear tip, the Snipers knife and blades on the Berserker were based in P3 Coal Black which was then wet blended with Arcane Blue. these were then given several thinned glazes of Asurman Blue .
Details: the body stockings of the minis were sanguine base brought up to sanguine highlight in 4 layers. This was repeated on the Berserkers arms/chest (Above-Left). Elbows and gloves were a simply Ironhull grey highlighted with Silvergrey. The sash on the Berserker was Gun Corp Brown wet-blended with Menoth White.
The warpaint was first applied in a 1/5 mix of Morrow White and Mixing Medium. This was then given several thin coats of Cygnar Yellow. The edges were tidied up using the same reds used for the hard armour.
Base: Tim wanted the same basing done on all the models and supplied quite basic resin bases. I used P3 Scorched Brown as a base and brought it up through Gun Corp Brown to Menoth White. After this all that was left was the addition of clumps of grass.