AKHENATON, KING OF KINGS“Akhenaton dresses in a combination of ancient Egyptian and modern European styles. He wears no physical armour but is well protected by the Regalia of Ra, his Talents and his Mystical Powers”UNDERCOATINGThe model should need little cleaning up, but it is worth going over any model carefully just to make sure there is no flash or mould lines, clean any off with a sharp scalpel an a fine file. Undercoating is essential as it provides a consistent surface on which to apply the next
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coats of paint, and it shows up the detail on a model much more clearly than shiny bare metal. For the undercoat I used Humbrol enamel matt black. I usually undercoat in oil based paint as I find they give better coverage on the bare metal.THE PAINTI used Army Painter War Paints to paint Akhenaton, mixing up colours to suit my style and preferences. The Mega Paint Set provides an adequate range of colours for almost all needs, but you will often need to mix colours to get the desired results, however I have tried to work out colour combinations to reduce mixing if possible. PAINTINGThe figure painting follows my well known method of working from dark to light shaded up from a black undercoat. This three or more colour painting method uses successive tones of colour (shade, middle and light) which are added to the model in layers, working up from dark to light. This creates a bold three-dimensional effect of shadows and highlights, the layers of colour giving greater depth and subtlety to the model. For the facial detail and for the eyes I used an Insane Detail brush. Forthe rest of the model I used a Warpaints Detail brush.
“Dedicated to the restoration of the glory of Egypt under the Pharaohs, the Servants of Ra have reincarnated the spirit of the young pharaoh Akhenaton into a willing subject.”