Alakhai dear Alakhai…. This was the last piece in the demo set, so I came to this figure with a while lot of anticipation and also a while lot of worry. This was more or less the the centerpiece for me and was the “big” figure.
I had a look at the sculpt when I opened the box and was wondering how I wanted to paint the figure. Slowly, piece by piece the set was getting done and slowly Alakhai was left in plastic grey, the last unpainted figure.
The old sculpt was terrible but this new one is fantastic.
I liked the old scheme but a large black clock and a large also black shoulder piece on top of that was going to be a test of doing black painting without it looking like it was complete.
The figure was given a Army Painter Skeleton Bone primer and a directional Army Painter Matt White spray. Once prepared, I started painting.
Razide previously has a red skin tone and now Alakhai blue. I did the skin first. This includes painting over the arm brace. Once I get to the brace it should look proper, well that was the plan. I used AP Crystal Blue and gave it a Blue Tone Wash. Once that was done…. The black.
The cloak was done with a matt black and I used Uniform Grey to give it a bit of texture. Dark Tone wash darkened the cloak to which I built it up again with a mixture of black and grey. I have the cloak a white front lining so it looks a bit like a member of the clergy
The shoulder pad had a red lining and I honestly didn’t like it. So after the matt black cover I gave it a Dark Wash and like the edges with grey.
To disrupt the monotony of black, I gave the pants a lighter off white and the shin armor with grey.
This was simple paint job. Very much table top quality.
This took 3 hours to finish.
Plate Mail Metal
P3 Flesh Wash
Vallejo Ghost White