|Super Dungeon Explore Ember Mage - WIP on cloak and trimmings|
|Colour scheme reference used for the Ember Mage|
|Acrylic paints used to paint the Ember Mage's cloak and its trimmings|
To get as close as possible to the original Ember Mage colour scheme, I needed to paint the cloak an earthy red. In order to achieve this hue, I used a combination of Vallejo Model Color Red and Carmine Red as well as Reaper Master Series Mahogany Brown. These colours were mixed in varying ratios and painted sequentially with each layer redder than the next. However, care was taken not to make the final colours too red so as to maintain an earthy brownish look.
|Gold trimmings complemented the red cloak well|
|Super Dungeon Explore Ember Mage - Cloak and trimmings (side view, left)|
Meanwhile, the gold trimmings the Ember Mage's cloak were painted using a selection of browns and white from the old Citadel acrylic paint line (Scorched Brown, Bubonic Brown, Snakebite Leather and Skull White). I liked how the Citadel colours combined to give the trimmings a gold-like quality.
|Red is one of my favourite colours to paint|
|Super Dungeon Explore Ember Mage - Cloak and trimmings (back view)|
|Tip of the hood had the brightest red|
I love working with Vallejo Model Color acrylic paints as those I have used so far give me a very smooth texture. That they are not as chip-resistant as the Vallejo Game Color or Reaper Master series range is not too much of an issue for me as most of my miniatures are display pieces. Also, thus far I have found that Vallejo Model Color, Reaper Master Series and Citadel mix well together (as they should since they are all water based acrylic paints) so I am a happy camper as my paint collection grows slowly but steadily. Though it's good to try and mix colours now and again to better understand colours, having a good selection of colours does make painting easier and faster.
|Ouch ... looks like I missed some mould lines on the Ember Mage's hood|
|I was tempted to sculpt some flames for the staff head but left it well alone in the end|
Having gotten off to a relatively good start on the Super Dungeon Explore Ember Mage, I am hoping it will get even better from here on out. Until my next update, stay safe, healthy and happy!