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annfred von Carstein spent many years in the guise of an Imperial Lord with bold features and a shock of raven-black hair. It is said the noble ladies of the courts he visited would go faint just by being in his striking, chrarismatic presence.
The Imperial Lord, however, was a deception, a magical disguise to hide Mannfred's true nature. When Mannfred finally chose to reveal his true self he was infused with necromantic energy. Mounted atop a terrible Nightmare, he was a terrifying sight for all to behold.
Mark Harrison's brilliant miniature captures this image of Mannfred at the height of his power, when he was commanding the hordes of Sylvan ian Undead against the Empire. To make sure the model got the treatment it deserved we handed it to Neil Green, a veteran of the 'Eavy Metal painting team. Neil's first job was to clean up all the metal components with a Hobby Knife and Hobby File. The next step was to assemble the figure and undercoat it Chaos Black. Count Mannfred von Carstein was then ready for painting.
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You will need these colours from the Citadel Colour and Foundation ranges of paints.
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Chaos Black Spray 'Ard Coat Bestial Brown Bleached Bone
Bronzed Flesh Brown Ink Black Ink Blood Red Chaos Black Codex Grey
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Khemri Brown Liche Purple Mithril Silver Regal Blue Shining Gold Space Wolves Grey Scab Red Shadow Grey Scaly Green
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Skull White Scorched Brown
Shadow Grey Shining Gold Scorched Brown
Tentacle Pink Warlock Purple Vomit Brown Blue Ink
Neil added a deep shade to the basecoat with a 3:1 Scorched Brown and Chaos Black wash. Neil finished off the sword and scythe blades with an ink shade that consisted of a 3:1 mix of Scab Red and Black Ink. the steed's chainmail barding (A). The only difference is that Neil used a very light drybrush for each stage.Painting the Metals The chainmail was painted using the same colours as the weapon blades. and Mannfred's scythe (B) and sword (C). and finally a coat of Mithril Silver. When this was dry. The next step was to repaint the gold with the basecoat mix (as used in step 1) leaving the recessed areas uncovered so the previous wash was visible. Step 4. Painting the Gold This was followed by thin layers of Boltgun Metal. The glaze helped to blend all the separate layers together and smooth out the finish. Neil used a 3:1 basecoat mix of Chaos Black and Shadow Grey.Mannfred's torso and the barded Nightmare. The third and final highlight was pure Bleached Bone. Step 1. Neil then started highlighting the raised areas with pure Shining Gold. www. The next layer was a highlight using a 1:1 mix of Shining Gold and Mithril Silver. Neil then applied a glaze of thinned-down Scaly Green over the armour. Black Armour For the armour. making sure the first layer was dry before applying the second. For the final stage.games-workshop. A final highlight of Mithril Silver was then applied. applying it deep into the recesses. While Neil was painting the figure he kept the model in two separate parts . The wash was lightly brushed allover the blades. Step 3. The basecoat for these areas was a 1:1 mix of Boltgun Metal and Chaos Black. notably. He started by first building up the silver and gold.com 93 . Neil applied two coats of a thin Scorched Brown glaze. He highlighted the raised areas by adding Bleached Bone to the mix for two more layers. Neil then covered the whole area with a wash of watereddown Brown Ink. with a heavier concentration near the hilts of both weapons. followed by Chainmail. A 1:1 mix of Shining Gold and Scorched Brown was applied as the basecoat. Step 2.
A final highlight of Skull White was added to the very edges of the raised areas. The next three layers were painted highlights. then Bleached Bone and. Step 3. However. Step 6. No matter what area you work on there is always a chance your brush may slip and you'll put paint where you don't want it. Painted details. Regal Blue was added to the last highlight mix. the best option is to flood the area with water to wash away the paint spill before it dries. so be sure to get all the little bits of the fur cloak out of the way before moving onto other areas. It's always worth planning out the order in which you intend to paint your figures. Skull White was added to the mix and another highlight was applied. Step 2. there are many exceptions to this and so you should give a bit of thought to every model before you begin painting. Neil started with a very dark basecoat so it would act as the shade as well. For instance. a messy technique that should be done before the skin. A spot of Skull White was added to the bluish mix to highlight this area. were applied with Neil's legendary steady hand! 94 WHITE DWARF COUNT MANNFRED . Neil knew the furs would need some drybrushing. with Mannfred. concentrating more on the raised areas. Bleached Bone was added to the basecoat mix. which Neil painted over everything but the deepest recesses. Neil painted the eyes by dotting Skull White either side of the pupil. He used a 3:1 mix of Bronzed Flesh and Scorched Brown. Neil added some paint effects like the pale veins visible on the side of Mannfred's head. and this was used as the first highlight. Step 4. This was then followed by a drybrush using a 1:1 mix of Bestial Brown and Vomit Brown. finally. In these situations. Step 5. such as the veins. using Vomit Brown. As a general rule of thumb it's always best to work from the "inside out". and this was painted around the eyes. achieved with a fine tip and a steady hand! Drybrushing is a messy technique. The Fur All of the fur was painted with a basecoat of Bestial Brown.Painting Mannfred's Skin and Fur When the skin had been painted. Skull White. The next highlight was applied with even more Bleached Bone added to the mix. Neil then repeated this layer with more white added. A glaze of Brown Ink was applied all over the fur to tie all the layers together. Painting the Skin and Face Step 1.
Neil painted the chips and scratches on the skull with fine lines of thinned-down Scorched Brown. A further layer of Vomit Brown was applied to the raised areas. the second was a 3:1 mix of Bleached Bone and Skull White. he also tackled the spiky protrusions jutting from Mannfred's back (D). Step 5. The points were painted by adding increasing amounts of Chaos Black to the mix. Scorched Brown and Bleached Bone. As he was using pale colours to get the effect of bone at this stage. The Nightmare's flesh. specifically the creature's skeletal head (A). For the next part of the project Neil focussed on Mannfred's terrifying steed. This stage consisted of another two highlight layers. It was then shaded with a 1:1 mix of Khemri Brown and Scorched Brown. and highlighted the edges with Skull White. Skull White. The Nightmare's flesh received a basecoat of Khemri Brown. Neil applied a Scorched Brown and Chaos Black glaze to the shaded areas. This was followed by successive layers of Graveyard Earth and then Graveyard and Bleached Bone. It's best to paint the spikes before you start work on the banding.com 95 . Step 6. The skull was given a basecoat of Scorched Brown.Painting the Nightmare The bands on the spikes are painted gold using the method described earlier. Neil reapplied the Scorched Brown base. leaving the ink uncovered in the recessed areas. Step 3. A liberal highlight of Bestial Brown was then painted on top. The final highlight was a 1:1 mix of Bleached Bone and Skull White. most prominently seen on the tail. is worked up from a small palette of just Khemri Brown. Painting the Skull Nightmare's Skin Step 1. www.games-workshop. Step 4. up to pure Bleached Bone and. finally. Step 2. The spikes were painted using a Scorched Brown basecoat and then highlighted with a 1:1 mix of Scorched Brown and Graveyard Earth. its hooves (B) and serpentine tail (C). Finally. The final highlight layer was a thin coat of Skull White. The raised areas were then highlighted with a Khemri Brown and Bleached Bone mix . An ink shade using a mix of 1:3 Scorched Brown and Black Ink was then applied to the whole skull. ensuring that the overall effect was subtle. The first was pure Bleached Bone.more Bleached Bone was added with every layer until Neil was using just Bleached Bone. Neil added a second layer to the extreme edges. A second shade was applied with a 1:3 mix of Khemri and Scorched. For this stage a highlight using a 1:1 mix of Vomit Brown and Bestial Brown was used.
The caparison was painted using the same method as Mannfred's cloak. For the next stage Neil concentrated on Mannfred's ethereal cloak (A). The cloak was weathered by applying a Scorched Brown wash to the edges. below. A 1:1 mix of Regal Blue and Black Ink was washed over the whole area. Step 3. The next highlight was Codex Grey and this was all tied together with a Chaos Black glaze. The bats were painted with a Chaos Black. The spirits were given a final highlight of Skull White.Painting the Cloak and Leather The tome was given a 1:1 basecoat mix of Chaos Black and Scab Red. The cloak was highlighted using the previous mix. plus a spot of Tentacle Pink. as described below. Scorched Brown and Graveyard Earth mix. The cloak was layered with a 1:1 mix of Liche Purple and Warlock Purple. Step 5. The spirits were then highlighted with Space Wolves Grey. 96 WHITE DWARF COUNT MANNFRED . which is a form of cloth barding. The straps were painted using the same method as Mannfred's gauntlets. Successive layers added more Bubonic Brown to the mix until Neil was working with pure Bubonic Brown. A 1:1 Scab Red and Chaos Black glaze was used to blend the layers. Step 4. while the spirits were painted Shadow Grey. Step 2. seen here underneath the steed's chainmail. They were then highlighted using the same basecoat mix with equal amounts of Graveyard Earth added. before a Chaos Black and Scab Red glaze was applied. The weapon shaft received a 3:1 basecoat of Chaos Black and Bubonic Brown. followed by a 1:1 Scab Red and Blood Red mix that was worked up to a highlight of Blazing Orange. his gloved hands (B) and the Nightmare's caparison (C). Step 6. Bleached Bone was added to the basecoat mix for the next two layers. The spirits were highlighted with a 1:3 mix of Shadow and Space Wolves. The cloak was basecoated Liche Purple. The raised areas of the cloak received a highlight of pure Tentacle Pink. A glaze of Blue Ink was applied to the spirits to smooth out the previous layers. Neil also tackled other bits of detail like the bats (D) and the tome Mannfred carries on his person (E). The cloak was "worn in" even further with a light stippling of Chaos Black around the edges. Painting the Cloak and Spirits Leather and Wood The red leather started with a basecoat of Scab Red. Step 1. The shaft was highlighted with a 1:1 mix of Bubonic Brown and Bleached Bone.The bats were basecoated with a 3:1 mix of Chaos Black and Scorched Brown. The spirits were touched up with a 1:1 mix of Shadow Grey and Space Wolves Grey.
A second glaze followed using a 1:1 mix of Scaly Green and Bubonic Brown. For the next layer. was applied to the same area. Bloodstains Step 1. When dry. Mannfred von Carstein unleashed. Mannfred's cloak viewed from behind. applying it to the more concentrated areas of the smeared blood.com 97 . The most notable of these was the Nightmare's ethereal glowing green eye. Finally. regal contrast. Neil used a 1:1 mix of Blood Red and Chaos Black. The Nightmare's ornate criniere (neck barding). giving the blood a wet. Step 3. glistening effect. The realistic blood smears along the sword were created by dabbing watered-down Blood Red along the blade with a fine brush. Step 2. 'Ard Coat gloss varnish was brushed on to the blood smear. a dot of Skull White was placed in the eye socket. Around the eye socket and along the nasal ridge of the skull. To get this effect Neil first painted the eye with a Scaly Green glaze inside the socket. www. Neil applied a 1:3 glaze mix of Scaly Green and Bubonic Brown. Note the weathering on the black plates. but are also traditional colours of the Undead.Final Details The glowing eye of the Nightmare was built up using Scaly Green glazes. Mannfred was now ready to be attached to his legs! Neil then had to just finish the last few details and base up this fantastic miniature. Finally. a further glaze using the previous mix with a spot of Bleached Bone. Red and purple not only provide a fitting. the exact method for which is described below. cloth and spirits. illustrating the three separate areas: bats.games-workshop.
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