A model a day – day 10 – Magos

A model a day; day 10 – Magos.

My Magos has been on the scene for a while now. I think I built the original model 4-5 months ago but never settled on a scheme for painting him. Since I’m now full swing into paintingy army I have a better idea of colour choices and overall concept for him.

Here’s a shot of the unpainted model showing the hefty converting I did back then. He since lost a gun barrel, so that was replaced and there’s been some servo damage too.

The few base colours shown here are Dark Flesh, Boltgun Metal and Charadin Granite. The bulk of the backpack and weapons were painted Tin Bitz, drybrushed Dwarf Bronze, Shining Gold and then washed in Devlan Mud.

The bronze metallics were given a final drybrush of Boltgun Metal and further base colours were added: Goblin Green for lenses, Graveyard Earth for targeted gold areas, Codex Grey for the fingers, Dheneb Stone for the flesh. The clothes were washed in Badab Black and then highlighted with Charadin Granite.

Happy with the base colours, I stepped up layers. The gold areas were painted with a 1:1 mix of Shining Gold and Chainmail. The lenses were washed with Thrakka Green, the skin with Gryphone Sepia, fingers in Asuryan Blue and Dark Flesh areas in thinned Devlan Mud.

All the golds were washed in a very thinned Devlan Mud, the shadow areas of the clothes in a thinned Badab Black. Various parts of the armour were painted Dark Flesh or Chaos Black to break up the monotone metal.

Putting down some contrast and highlights, I added thin lines of black around the edges of gold edges and silver to weather the parts of armour and casing.

Rather than rush the model to completion for the daily deadline, I’m posting this guy up as a WIP to finish alongside another model on a different day. Some models simply can’t be painted wholly in 1 day – just wait ’til I dig out the Brass Scorpion!

Rusty Dice

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4 Responses

  1. Magos Explorator says:

    Looking very nice again; I agree this guy deserves some special effort. 🙂 The parts and colours fit together well.

  2. Rick says:

    very nice…..where is the bottom part of the model from? Warmachine Cryx??

  3. I was wondering how this would end up looking once painted. Wonderful job, such an interesting figure you’ve made, its important to make the different elements stand out without losing cohesion. I think you’ve done a great job. What’s the resin upper body from?

  4. Rusty Dice says:

    It’s a Mk4 CSM chest and Iron Lich Asphyxious for the skirt.

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