Monday, April 30, 2012

Count Mannfred

(Mannfred Von Carstein)
From : Warhammer
Armies : Vampire Counts
Unit type :  Lords & Heroes
Scale : 28mm metal figure 
Manufacturer : Game Workshop 

This model has some problem in its attachment to the base; if poorly placed, the figure could snap off from the base due to the weight of the metal. All parts must also be painted separately before assembled together. This project would be easier to make through careful planning on which part to paint first. 

For the Count Manfred’s armor, besides putting in a detailed pattern, I also tried a new NMM technique: using red as the foundation and tracing the reflection with the NMM technique; the result is a metallic red and reflective armor
(click here for more information on NMM technique ). 

I also tried the Object Source Lighting technique (OSL) to give an impression that a spirit is emanating from the cape. This technique is an attempt to show how the tone of the surroundings determined by the light source.

Looking at the example image, the candle flame is giving out yellowish light; as a result, the part of the skeleton touched by the light also has yellowish color. 
(click here for more information on OSL technique ).

I believe this is one of the most difficult painting techniques because one must have extensive knowledge in lighting to achieve the desirable results. This is a thing that I must keep practice to improve my skill.


  1. Świetna praca, czyste i bardzo dokładne malowanie...