Quick post this weekend. On passing through my game shop on Friday I couldn't resist picking up Yin, the Penangalan for my Kirai crew (Malifaux again!). I've been working on a lot of hobby projects that trickle on for weeks if not months, so I thought I would buy a fresh mini and get it finished in a weekend as a challenge.
Here's the box artwork - Yin's an unpleasant looking character and I thought would be a fun mini to paint. Lets see how the art translated to figure.
Here's the completed figure. I must confess after undercoating I was worried I'd lost a lot of the detail, I didn't look at the figure too closely before spraying and things looked very smooth while the paint was wet! I think it dried largely alright, however I have noticed that the Malifaux plastic miniatures in general have very light/fine detail so I may have to be more careful in undercoating in future, one of my wastrels has a very vague face at the moment!
Yin is based on an Asian folklore monster, a sort of vampire. Essentially the head and organs of the creature are mobile and the body is left behind. This means painting all manner of gore, organs and mucus - a lot of fun experimenting here! I've used some water effect to make drippy bits of gore hang off the model, gloss paint to make areas shiny and a lot of different ink mixes to get assorted shades of blood. My favourite combination here was using the old GW Dwarf flesh with a red wash over it to get the wormy body colour with muscle tone - very simple and I think very striking.