Of all the extra Xeno types in the #ZombicideInvader kickstarter I was probably most looking forward to painting the Flingers. These ranged Xenos pose a unique problem of where you end your turn as they can be quite deadly being able to shoot up to three zones away. Anyway, I finally got around to painting them I and I thought I would share how I did it.
For this paint job I used the following paints and materials.
Citadel Grey Seer Spray
Citadel Contrast Guilliman Flesh
Citadel Contrast Plaguebearer Flesh
Citadel Contrast Volupus Pink
Citadel Contrast Shyish Purple
Citadel Contrast Apothecary White
Citadel Technical Lahmian Medium
Formula P3 Menoth White Highlight
Formula P3 Frostbite
Formula P3 Bog Moss
Formula P3 Sulfuric Yellow
Formula P3 Beaten Purple
Formula P3 Carnal Pink
Formula P3 Ryn Flesh
Formula P3 Midlund Flesh
Formula P3 Morrow White
Formula P3 Battlefield Brown
Citadel Technical Martian Ironearth
I started out by basecoating everything with Grey Seer Spray.
Next I washed the legs with Guilliman Flesh
The I mixed up some Plaguebearer Flesh with some Bog Moss and applied this liberally across the main body. The Bog Moss thickens the pigment in the contrast paint giving better coverage but still shading the recesses.
Next I added some Beaten Purple to the tail.
Next I mixed some Beaten Purple with some white and hit the tails with a little drybrushing. Then, with some Menoth White Highlight I picked out the teeth.
Using Carnal Pink I added some segmented detailing to the tongues and then set about detailing the faces. I used Frostbite, followed by White to add a series of dots to hopefully create a mottled finish.
Then, using Sulfuric Yellow i picked out the area around the spine.
Next I mixed up some white and Apothecary White and washed the faces, hoping to blend the dots and give the skin that mottled look. Then, using the same mix I added in some Bog Moss and used that to highlight the veins on the bodies.
The final detail was to add a drop of 'Ardcoat to the spines and tails to give them that glossy finish.
And here we have all 16, painted across six hours and looking pretty threatening I must say. I also managed to slot in a single survivor this week and he's ready to pass judgement over these xenos!
Until next week, have fun painting!
The Duke is 7 wins for 7 in Zombicide Invader so far, but I don't know how much longer his luck can hold out!