Quick and Dirty Skaven

August 25, 2010

Hey I have an idea! Why don't I paint an entire Skaven army, sell it, then paint another one! :|

So the new IoB set is really nice...so nice I'm buying two, and trading one of my sets of High Elves for a friend's skaven. I'm going to have a LOT of skaven based on that transaction. Because of that, I need to figure out how to paint LOTS of clanrats really fast but so that they are still quite presentable.

What I did here on this set of 5 test models was:

- basecoated every area with the airbrush

- washed the whole rat with devlan mud

- picked out the eyes and teeth with a brush

- finished up the base

That doesn't take long at all, and for 'rear rank' troops in a unit of 30-40 rats, these are definitely good enough for me! I think what I will then do is spend more time on the bigger stuff like a plague furnace or doomwheel, and also give some extra highlites to clanrats that are in the front ranks.

What do you think? Passable?  You can see larger images in the gallery to the right.

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