Back in the Saddle!

I’m finally back and ready to paint! It’s been a tough couple of years for everyone and I’m no exception. I’ve not been posting due to mental illness, general stress and a little bit of painting fatigue. I may write a bit more about that in the future. After a good amount of self care I’m feeling ready to jump back in the saddle and get some content out there.

I’m jumping straight back into guides for Marvel: Crisis Protocol. I took a bit of a break from this over the last few months, which is where the fatigue comes in. The Inhumans managed to form a painting block on me, and I just couldn’t find the inspiration to break it. This week I managed to break through that barrier…

You can find a guide for this pair here, alongside another new guide for Captain Marvel & Crossbones, with Crystal & Lockjaw not far behind.

I’ve also steadily been working away on articles for Tabletop Gaming magazine and I’ll be adding more information about these soon, but for now enjoy some pretty pictures from the guides…

I’d also like to say thank you to those who keep coming back for more and/or checked up while I was absent, and sorry to those whose comments I didn’t get back to.

Until next time, be excellent to each other!

MCP – Captain Marvel & Crossbones Painting Guide

Prep: Fully build both models and undercoat black.

Captain Marvel

Stage 1

Kantor Blue: Apply a basecoat to the bodysuit.

Khorne Red: Apply a basecoat to the reds; the boots, sash, gloves and shoulders.

Averland Sunset: Apply a basecoat to the lining.

Bugman’s Glow: Apply a basecoat to the skin.

Zamesi Desert: Apply a basecoat to the hair.

Stage 2

Caledor Sky: Apply a layer to the bodysuit.

Mephiston Red: Apply a layer to the reds.

Agrax Earthshade: Apply a shade to the hair and lining.

Cadian Fleshtone: Apply a layer to the skin.

Stage 3

Teclis Blue: Apply a highlight to the bodysuit.

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a highlight to the reds.

Yriel Yellow: Apply a line highlight to the lining.

Basic Skintone 70.815(Vallejo): Apply a highlight to the skin.

Blonde Hair 9257(MSP): Apply a layer to the hair.

Stage 4

Baharroth Blue: Apply a line highlight to the bodysuit

Wild Rider Red: Apply a line highlight to the reds.

Dorn Yellow: Apply a spot highlight to the lining.

Light Flesh 70.928(Vallejo): Apply a spot highlight to the skin.

Blonde Highlight 9258(MSP): Apply a spot highlight to the hair.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

Crossbones

Stage 1

Incubi Darkness: Apply a basecoat to the bodysuit, gloves and mask.

Eshin Grey: Apply a basecoat to the straps, pouches and holster.

Celestra Grey: Apply a basecoat to the face mask design.

Leadbelcher: Apply a basecoat to the clasps, knee guards and knuckle dusters.

Bugman’s Glow: Apply a basecoat to the skin.

Stage 2

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a layer to the bodysuit, gloves and mask.

Dawnstone: Apply a layer to the straps, pouches and holster.

Ulthuan Grey: Apply a layer to the face mask design.

Nuln Oil: Apply a shade to the clasps, knee guards and knuckle dusters.

Cadian Fleshtone: Apply a layer to the skin.

Stage 3

Russ Grey: Apply a line highlight to the bodysuit, gloves and mask.

Celestra Grey: Apply a line highlight to the straps, pouches and holster.

White Scar: Apply a layer to the face mask design.

Drakenhof Nightshade: Apply a shade to the clasps, knee guards and knuckle dusters.

Basic Skintone 70.815(Vallejo): Apply a thinned layer to the skin.

Stage 4

Fenrisian Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the bodysuit, gloves and mask.

Krieg Khaki: Apply a spot highlight to the straps, pouches and holster.

Ironbreaker: Apply a line highlight to the clasps, knee guards and knuckle dusters.

Light Flesh 70.928(Vallejo): Apply a spot highlight to the skin.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

MCP – Black Bolt & Medusa Painting Guide

Prep: Fully build Black Bolt, build Medusas body and hair but leave separate, and undercoat black.

Black Bolt

Stage 1

Incubi Darkness: Apply a basecoat to the bodysuit.

Celestra Grey: Apply a basecoat to the suit markings.

Bugman’s Glow: Apply a basecoat to the skin.

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a basecoat to the forehead symbol.

Stage 2

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a thinned layer to the bodysuit.

Ulthuan Grey: Apply a layer to the suit markings.

Cadian Fleshtone: Apply a layer to the skin.

Russ Grey: Apply a layer to the forehead symbol.

Flayed One Flesh: Apply a basecoat to the teeth.

Stage 3

Russ Grey: Apply a line highlight to the bodysuit.

White Scar: Apply a layer to the suit markings and teeth.

Basic Skin Tone: Apply a thinned layer to the skin.

Blue Horror: Apply a line highlight to the forehead symbol.

Stage 4

Fenrisian Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the bodysuit.

Light Flesh 70.928(Vallejo): Apply a spot highlight to the skin.

White Scar: Apply a spot highlight to the forehead symbol.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

Medusa

Stage 1

Phoenician Purple: Apply a basecoat to the bodysuit.

Incubi Darkness: Apply a basecoat to the mask, belt, gloves and boots.

Bugman’s Glow: Apply a basecoat to the skin.

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a basecoat to the wrist bands and belt buckle.

Word Bearers Red: Apply a basecoat to the hair.

Stage 2

Xereus Purple: Apply a layer to the bodysuit.

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a thinned layer to the mask, belt, gloves and boots.

Cadian Fleshtone: Apply a layer to the skin.

Russ Grey: Apply a thinned layer and a line highlight to the wrist bands and belt buckle.

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a layer to the hair.

Stage 3

Genestealer Purple: Apply a line highlight to the bodysuit.

Russ Grey: Apply a line highlight to the mask, belt, gloves and boots.

Basic Skin tone: Apply a thinned layer to the skin.

Blue Horror: Apply an edge highlight to the wrist bands and belt buckle.

Squig Orange: Apply a thinned layer to the hair.

Stage 4

Kakophoni Purple: Apply a spot highlight to the bodysuit.

Fenrisian Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the mask, belt, gloves and boots.

Light Flesh: Apply a spot highlight to the skin.

White Scar: Apply a spot highlight to the wrist bands and belt buckle.

Fire Dragon Bright: Apply a line highlight to the hair.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

MCP – Another Painting Guide Update!

I wanted to start by saying thank you to all of the people that have got in touch to say they appreciate the guides. It makes my day to hear that people are finding them so helpful. Thanks folks.

I’m still working away on guides, with a couple more core set characters coming your way very soon…

These are all painted with a few changes made form the core set characters I’ve done in the past, and the rest of the core set characters may be a while before they’re tackled. I’m working on a few more conversions that are a bit more involved.

I’m also planning on working on filling some of the gaps. There are a few early characters I’ve not covered yet, and I will be going back to cover Hulk, M.O.D.O.K., Venom, Thanos and the Wakandans when I can. They’ll likely be with a twist on the standard colour scheme or some conversions. Let me know in the comments if theres a particularly cool colour scheme/alt costume you want to see.

I do have a bit of a backlog to tackle before any of that though…

The Inhumans are likely next up on the painting table, but then I would like to tackle some of the terrain. I’ve done some of the terrain from the core set before…

These have given me a bit of practice for the rest and I’m looking at putting together a guide for each of these peices of terrain as well.

Until next time, have a great one!

MCP -Baron Zemo & Black Widow

Prep: Fully build both models and undercoat black.

Baron Zemo

Stage 1

Phoenician Purple: Apply a basecoat to the bodysuit.

Incubi Darkness: Apply a basecoat to the trousers, cuffs and jacket straps.

XV-88: Apply a basecoat to the hilt and crown.

Leadbelcher: Apply a basecoat to the sword and buckle.

Karak Stone: Apply a basecoat to the fur trim.

Eshin Grey: Apply a basecoat to the jacket and boots.

Stage 2

Xereus Purple: Apply a layer to the bodysuit.

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a layer to the trousers, cuffs and jacket straps.

Averland Sunset: Apply a layer to the hilt and crown.

Nuln Oil: Apply a shade to the blade and buckle.

Rakarth Flesh: Apply a layer to the fur trim.

Dawnstone: Apply a layer to the jacket and boots.

Stage 3

Genestealer Purple: Apply a line highlight to the bodysuit.

Russ Grey: Apply a line highlight to the trousers, cuffs and jacket straps.

Yriel Yellow: Apply an edge highlight to the hilt and crown.

Ironbreaker: Apply a layer to the blade and buckle.

Pallid Wych Flesh: Apply a layer to the fur trim.

Celestra Grey: Apply a line highlight to the jacket and boots.

Stage 4

Dechala Lilac: Apply a spot highlight to the bodysuit.

Fenrisian Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the trousers, cuffs and jacket straps.

Dorn Yellow: Apply a spot highlight to the hilt and crown.

Stormhost Silver: Apply a spot highlight to the sword and buckle.

White Scar: Apply a layer to the eyes and a spot highlight to the fur trim.

Krieg Khaki: Apply a spot highlight to the jacket and boots.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

Black Widow

Stage 1

Incubi Darkness: Apply a basecoat to the bodysuit.

Iron Warriors: Apply a basecoat to the belt, gun and bracelets.

Khorne Red: Apply a basecoat to the hair, symbols and wrists.

Bugman’s Glow: Apply a basecoat to the skin.

Eshin Grey: Apply a basecoat to the straps and holster.

Stage 2

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a layer to the bodysuit.

Nuln Oil: Apply a shade to the metals.

Mephiston Red: Apply a layer to the hair, symbols and wrists.

Cadian Fleshtone: Apply a layer to the skin.

Dawnstone: Apply a line highlight to the straps and holster.

Stage 3

Russ Grey: Apply a line highlight to the bodysuit.

Drakenhof Nightshade: Apply a shade to the metals.

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a line highlight to the hair and wrists.

Basic Skintone 70.815(Vallejo): Apply a highlight to the skin.

Celestra Grey: Apply a line highlight to the straps and holster.

Stage 4

Fenrisian Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the bodysuit.

Ironbreaker: Apply a spot highlight to the metals.

Wild Rider Red: Apply a spot highlight to the hair and wrists.

Light Flesh 70.928 (Vallejo): Apply a spot highlight to the skin.

Krieg Khaki: Apply a spot highlight to the straps and holster.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

MCP – She-Hulk Painting Guide

Prep: Fully build the model and undercoat black.

Stage 1

Celestra Grey: Apply a basecoat to the middle of the bodysuit.

Warpstone Glow: Apply a basecoat to the skin.

Warplock Bronze: Apply a basecoat to the girder.

Phoenician Purple: Apply a basecoat to the gloves, boots and outer bodysuit.

Kabalite Green: Apply a basecoat to the hair.

Stage 2

Ulthuan Grey: Apply a layer to the middle of the bodysuit

Druchii Violet: Apply a shade to the skin.

Leadbelcher: Apply a drybrush to the girder.

Xereus Purple: Apply a layer to the gloves, boots and outer bodysuit.

Nuln Oil: Apply a shade to the hair.

Stage 3

White Scar: Apply a highlight to the middle of the bodysuit, also apply a layer to the eyes.

Moot Green: Apply a layer to the skin. Build this up over several thin layers, focussing further up each muscle and feature as you go.

Nuln Oil: Apply a shade to the girder.

Genestealer Purple: Apply a highlight to the gloves, boots and outer bodysuit.

Warpstone Glow: Apply a layer to the hair.

Stage 4

Gauss Blaster Green: Apply a highlight to the skin.

Ironbreaker: Apply a line highlight to the girder.

Dechala Lilac: Apply a line highlight to the gloves, boots and outer bodysuit.

Skarsnik Green: Apply a line highlight to the hair, focussing on the roots and tips.

Finish by painting the base and rocks with the Base Painting guide.

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MCP – Beast & Mystique Painting Guide

Prep: Fully build both models and undercoat black.

Beast

Stage 1

Caledor Sky: Apply a basecoat to the fur.

Incubi Darkness: Apply a basecoat to the shorts.

Khorne Red: Apply a basecoat to the book cover.

Warplock Bronze: Apply a basecoat to the metal bars.

Leadbelcher: Apply a basecoat to the glasses.

Averland Sunset: Apply a basecoat to the belt.

Karak Stone: Apply a basecoat to the teeth, claws and book pages.

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a basecoat to the inset of the buckle.

Stage 2

Druchii Violet: Apply a shade to the fur.

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a layer to the shorts and outside of the belt buckle.

Agrax Earthshade: Apply a shade to the book and belt.

Nuln Oil: Apply a shade to the glasses.

Leadbelcher: Apply a layer to the metal bars.

Stage 3

Teclis Blue: Apply a line highlight to the fur. Add small dashes and dots to the larger areas to simulate some of the hairs..

Russ Grey: Apply a line highlight to the shorts.

Agrax Earthshade: Apply a shade to the metal bars.

Yriel Yellow: Apply a line highlight to the belt.

Pallid Wych Flesh: Apply a line highlight to the teeth, claws and book pages.

Wazdakka Red: Apply a line highlgiht to the book cover.

Stage 4

Temple Guard Blue: Apply a spot highlgiht to the fur, adding to the dots and dashes as well.

Fenrisian Grey: Apply a spot highlgiht to the shorts.

Stormhost Silver: Apply a spot highlgiht to the glasses.

Dorn Yellow: Apply a spot highlgiht to the belt.

White Scar: Apply a spot highlgiht to the teeth, claws and book pages.

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a spot highlgiht to the book cover

Ironbreaker: Apply a light drybrush to the metal bars.

Finish by painting the base and rocks with the Base Painting guide.

Mystique

Stage 1

Caledor Sky: Apply a basecoat to the skin.

Celestra Grey: Apply a basecoat to the dress, gloves and boots.

Khorne Red: Apply a basecoat to the hair.

Dryad Bark: Apply a basecoat to the belt.

Leadbelcher: Apply a basecoat to the gun and skulls.

Stage 2

Teclis Blue: Apply a layer to the skin.

Ulthuan Grey: Apply a layer to the dress, gloves and boots.

Wazdakka Red: Apply a layer to the hair.

Nuln Oil: Apply a shade to the guns, skulls and belt.

Stage 3

Temple Guard Blue: Apply a highlight to the skin.

White Scar: Apply a layer to the eyes, dress, gloves and boots.

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a highlight to the hair

Ironbreaker: Apply a layer to the gun and skulls.

Steel Legion Drab: Apply a line highlight to the belt.

Stage 4

Baharroth Blue: Apply a final layer to the skin.

Wild Rider Red: Apply a spot highlight to the hair.

Stormhost Silver: Apply a spot highlight to the gun and skulls.

Karak Stone: Apply a edge highlight to the belt.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

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MCP – Sabretooth & Wolverine Painting Guide

Prep: Fully build both models and undercoat black.

Sabretooth

Stage 1

XV88: Apply a basecoat to the lighter bodysuit areas.

Rhinox Hide: Apply a basecoat to the darker bodysuit areas.

Zamesi Desert: Apply a basecoat to the hair.

Bugman’s Glow: Apply a basecoat to the skin.

Karak Stone: Apply a basecoat to the fur trim.

Stage 2

Agrax Earthshade: Apply a shade to the light bodysuit, hair and fur trim.

Mournfang Brown: Apply a layer to the darker bodysuit areas.

Cadian Fleshtone; Apply a layer to the skin.

Stage 3

Balor Brown: Apply a layer to the lighter bodysuit areas, focussing towards the tops of the muscles and features.

Steel Legion Drab: Apply a line highlight to the darker bodysuit areas.

Blonde Hair 9257(MSP): Apply a layer to the hair.

Basic Skintone 70.815(Vallejo): Apply a layer to the skin.

Karak Stone: Apply a layer to the fur trim.

Bloodletter: Apply a glaze to the mouth.

Stage 4

Krieg Khaki: Apply a highlight to the muscles and features of the lighter bodysuit areas.

Karak Stone: Apply a spot highlight to the darker bodysuit areas.

Blonde Highlight 9258(MSP): Apply a spot highlight to the hair.

Light Flesh 70.928(Vallejo): Apply a spot highlight to the skin.

Pallid Wych Flesh: Apply a highlight to the fur trim and a layer to the teeth.

White Scar: Apply a layer to the eyes.

Finish by painting the base and rocks with the Base Painting guide.

Wolverine

Stage 1

Averland Sunset: Apply a layer to the bodysuit.

Caledor Sky: Apply a basecoat to the shoulders, gloves, boots and pants.

Leadbelcher: Apply a basecoat to the claws.

Bugman’s Glow: Apply a basecoat to the skin.

Mournfang Brown: Apply a basecoat to the belt.

Incubi Darkness: Apply a basecoat to the mask and stripes.

Stage 2

Agrax Earthshade: Apply a shade to the bodysuit.

Nuln Oil: Apply a shade to the blues.

Cadian Fleshtone: Apply a layer to the skin.

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a layer to the mask and stripes, focussing towards the edges.

Stage 3

Yriel Yellow: Apply a layer to the bodysuit.

Teclis Blue: Apply a layer to the blues.

Ironbreaker: Apply a layer to the claws.

Basic Skintone 70.815(Vallejo): Apply a layer to the skin.

Skrag Brown: Apply a line highlight to the belt.

Dawnstone: Apply a line highlight to the mask and stripes.

Bloodletter: Apply a glaze to the mouth.

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a layer to the interior of the buckle.

Stage 4

Dorn Yellow: Apply a line highlight to the bodysuit.

Temple Guard Blue: Apply a line highlight to the blues.

Stormhost Silver: Apply a layer to the claws.

Light Flesh 70.928(Vallejo): Apply a spot highlight to the skin.

Deathclaw Brown: Apply a spot highlight to the belt.

Celestra Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the mask and stripes.

Pallid Wych Flesh: Apply a layer to the teeth.

White Scar: Apply a layer to the eyes.

Finish by painting the base and rocks with the Base Painting guide.

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MCP – Cyclops & Storm Painting Guide

Prep: Fully build both models and undercoat black.

Cyclops

Stage 1

Caledor Sky: Apply a basecoat to the bodysuit.

Averland Sunset: Apply a basecoat to thestraps, boots, gloves and visor.

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a basecoat to the inset of the x-men symbols and visor.

Incubi Darkness: Apply a basecoat to the outside of the x-men symbols.

Bugman’s Glow: Apply a basecoat to the skin.

Leadbelcher: Apply a basecoat to the scenery on the base.

Stage 2

Drakenhof Nightshade: Apply a shade to the bodysuit.

Agrax Earthshade: Apply a shade to the straps, boots, gloves and visor.

Nuln Oil: Apply a shade to the scenery

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a layer to the outside of the x-men symbols.

Cadian Fleshtone: Apply a layer to the skin.

Stage 3

Caledor Sky: Apply a layer to the bodysuit.

Yriel Yellow: Apply a line highlgiht to the straps, gloves, boots and visor.

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a spot highlight to the interior of the symbols and visor.

Russ Grey: Apply a line highlight to the outside of the x-men symbol.

Ironbreaker: Apply a line highlight to the scenery.

Stage 4

Temple Guard Blue: Apply a line highlight to the bodysuit.

Dorn Yellow: Apply a spot highlight to the straps, gloves, boots and visor.

Wild Rider Red: Apply a spot highlight to the interior of the x-men symbol. and visor.

Fenrisian Grey: Apply a spothighlight to the outside of the x-men symbol.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

Storm

Stage 1

Celestra Grey: Apply a basecoat to the belt and hair.

Incubi Darkness: Apply a basecoat to the suit, cloak and crown.

Baharroth Blue: Apply a basecoat to the lightning

Averland Sunset: Apply a basecoat to the lining.

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a basecoat to the interior of the x-men symbol.

Mournfang Brown: Apply a basecoat to the skin.

Retributor Armour: Apply a basecoat to the bracelets.

Stage 2

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a layer to the suit, cape and crown.

Ulthuan Grey: Apply a layer to the belt and hair.

Baharroth Blue/White Scar: Make a 1:1 mix and apply an edge highlight ot the lightning.

Agrax Earthshade: Apply a shade to the yellow lining and bracelets.

Stage 3

White Scar: Apply a layer to the eyes, belt and hair. Also add a spot highlight ot the lightning.

Russ Grey: Apply a line highlight to the suit, cape and crown.

Yriel Yellow: Apply a line highlight to the yellow lining.

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a spot highlight to the interior of the symbol.

Knight Questor Flesh: Apply a layer to the skin.

Stage 4

Fenrisian Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the suit, cape and crown.

Dorn Yellow: Apply a spot highlight to the yellow lining.

Wild Rider Red: Apply a spot highlight to the interior of the symbol.

Cadian Fleshtone: Apply a line highlight to the skin.

Finish by painting the base and floating rocks with the Base Painting guide.

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MCP – Magneto & Toad Painting Guide

Prep: Fully build both models and undercoat black.

Magneto

Stage 1

Phoenician Purple: Apply a basecoat to the boots, gloves, belt, cape and helmet lining.

Khorne Red: Apply a basecoat to the bodysuit and helmet.

Bugman’s Glow: Apply a basecoat to the skin.

Warplock Bronze: Apply a basecoat to the metals in the debris.

Stage 2

Xereus Purple: Apply a layer to the boots, gloves, belt, cape and helmet lining.

Druchii Violet: Apply a shade to the bodysuit and helmet.

Cadian Fleshtone: Apply a layer to the skin.

Leadbelcher: Apply a layer to the metals in the debris.

Stage 3

Genestealer Purple: Apply a highlight to the boots, gloves, belt, cape and helmet lining.

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a line highlight to the bodysuit and helmet.

Flayed One Flesh: Apply a line highlight to the skin.

Nuln Oil: Apply a shade to the metals in the debris.

Basic Skintone 70.815(Vallejo): Apply a layer to the skin.

Stage 4

Dechala Lilac: Apply a spot highlight to the boots, gloves, belt, cape and helmet lining.

Wild Rider Red: Apply a spot highlight to the bodysuit and helmet.

Stormhost Silver: Apply a line highlight to the metals in the debris.

Light Flesh 70.928 (Vallejo): Apply a spot highlight ot the skin.

Finish by painting the base and rocks with the Base Painting guide.

Toad

Stage 1

Genestealer Purple: Apply a basecoat to the body, gloves and shoes.

Averland Sunset: Apply a basecoat to the arms and legs.

Cadian Fleshtone: Apply a basecoat to the skin.

Emperor’s Children: Apply a basecoat to the tongue.

Doombull Brown: Apply a basecoat to the hair.

Stage 2

Agrax Earthshade: Apply a shade to the hair, arms and legs.

Druchii Violet: Apply a shade to the body, gloves and shoes.

Biel-tan Green: Apply a shade to the skin and tongue.

Stage 3

Kakophoni Purple: Apply a layer to the body, gloves and shoes.

Flash Fitz Yellow: Apply a layer to the arms and legs.

Kislev Flesh: Apply a layer to the skin.

Slaanesh Grey: Apply a highlight to the edge of the tongue.

Skrag Brown: Apply a layer to the hair.

Skarsnik Green: Add small dashes and patches to the tongue.

Stage 4

Dechala Lilac: Apply a spot highlight to the body, gloves and shoes.

Dorn Yellow: Apply a spot highlight to the arms and legs.

Pallid Wych Flesh: Apply a spot highlight to the skin and the edge of the tongue.

Deathclaw Brown: Apply a spot highlight to the hair.

Gauss Blaster Green: Apply a spot highlight to the green in the tongue.

Finish by following the Base Painting guide to complete the base and debris.