Mukitauro embarked on his Oldhammer Skaven army project in February of 2015 and finished in February of 2017. His work over those two years speaks for itself..
Mukitauro states his goals up front:
and see how it looks like, keeping in mind I want to have this look similar
to the famous source of oldhammer skaven inspiration: Andy Chambers."
After that I painted one thick layer of Vallejo's oxid paste which gives a very nice rock texture. I also use this same oxid paste to all regular bases."
no need to add additional glue as the gravel will stick to the oxid paste."
the skaven to it. To do that I remove the tag from the figure and pin it."
As for the monks themselves I have followed a straight forward technique, although they have taken me more time than expected.
I have limited the palette to browns, greens and in general putrid colours and I have used strong contrast. As a final touch I used a teeth brush
to snap some ink on the clothing to add to the general dirty looking."
- Black undercoat with Black Army Painter spray
- Model Color German Grey for the base
- Drybrush the base with AP Wolf Grey and GC Wolf Grey
- Basecoat of Vallejo Game color Charred Brown for wood, leather and skin
- Basecoat color for clothes, in this case, GC Plague Brown
- Basecoat of MC Gunmetal Grey for metal
- Generous layer of AP Dark Tone quickshade over all clothing, leather and wood
- Drybrush on skin using MC Flat Brown
- Light the skin with some lighter tone of brown
- Nails and teeth with Games Workshop Ushabti Bone
- Eyes with Games Workshop Mephiston Red and light with Game color Parasite Brown
- Leather and belts done with a mixture of Parasite Brown, Ushabti Bone, Plague Brown and Charred Brown
- Flesh with Game Color Dwarf Flesh and lights applied by mixing it with Ushabti Bone
- Apply rust effect using Parasite Brown on metals, mainly by light drybrush
- Apply effects on metals using Game Color Silver
- Finish details such as warpstone, glow effects, etc..
- Apply a subtle drybrush of Vallejo Burnt Umber pigment on the base and lower part of the clothing to create a dirty/rusty effect
- Glue the grass to the base
- Apply a generous layer of anti-shine varnish Army Painter spray
- Apply with a brush if needed Vallejo Gloss Varnish (to warpstone for example)
Though the Chambers influence remains omnipresent, Mukitauro brought his own style of painting and aesthetics, giving the army a unique character all it's own.