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How To Prepare A Nurgle Daemon Prince Citadel Finecast Multipart Miniature For Painting
Building And Painting A Nurgle Daemon Prince
Citadel Finecast figures are the superior range of detailed models and figures from Games Workshop that you can build and paint for a hobby or paint them for your armies if you play Warhammer the board games. The Nurgle Daemon Prince is a large figure that comes in 12 separate parts all manufactured as a complete plastic resin model kit supplied unpainted and the figure itself looks amazing on the box as it shows you the example of it being fully painted.
The first thing we did after the unboxing in the video above was cutting the pieces of the figure off the plastic sprues and then gluing the full figure together and we made sure the figure looked solid by getting rid of any excess plastic from the moulds used to create each fine cast component.
To start, you will need:
- Hobby scalpels or hobby knives For Cutting.
- Emery board or small sanding blocks
- Citadel Super Glue or Polystyrene Cement
- Hobby Paint Brushes
- Citadel Paints or Acrylic Paints
- Jar Of Water
- An Old Rag
- White and Black Acrylic Spray Paint
Lets start the model undercoating, so you will need a can of white acrylic spray paint for this as it is easier to undercoat, watch the video below....
Undercoating Your Daemon Prince Figure
Painting The Base Coat
The base coat is just another term for flat color it's the colors that should be applied to each piece of your miniature and the choice is yours on what exact colors. Here I have painted a nice selection of colors using Citadel acrylic paints on various parts of the model figure including the armour and the weapon. See below for individual step by step photos of what I did.
Basecoat PaintingClick thumbnail to view full-size
Citadel Color Wash Paints
Painting Color Washes
Color washes are essential at this point to suggest shading on each base coat area. The trick is to select a color that has it's own dark equivalent or if it doesn't then you can mix one up with a couple of paints and then thin it down with water to create an inky substance which will flow into all the cracks and crevices of your detailed miniature. I used the old style Citadel inks which were great, but you could use the new range of color washes or simply thin down acrylic paint and apply as a wash.
Watch the video below to see the before and after of painting on some color washes for shadows....
Painting Color Washes For Shadow
The idea with anything you paint is to make your own model miniatures unique, if you are painting it like it is on the box then what's the point? It is certainly a great idea to paint your figure your own way so that you can say you did it all on your own and that's what I have done.
The second part of this painting tutorial will cover:
- Deep shadow washes
- Drybrush technique
- How to paint small details
Look out for the second half of this painting tutorial and you'll be able to see how it all comes together as a fully painted and realised character in the Warhammer universe.