WHFB: Dark Elf Manticore

Been a while for WHFB, but this has been on my WIP table for some time along with a few other larger models for WHFB:

This is the first of two Manticores I have ridden by Beastmasters (as per the 6th Edition WHFB Army Book):

A nice model if tricky to paint.

The photos seem to have reddish hue to the Foundry Bay Brown paint I used on the body.
The wings were painted with my usual black undercoat, Foundry Charcoal Grey highlight followed by a GW Nuln Oil wash. I note the new wash seems to have a gloss effect in the recesses….

The rider is to follow.

Though my local GW shop Manager is nearly trained to my needs, he wasn’t aware that GW did this model ! 😉

2 Responses to WHFB: Dark Elf Manticore

  1. Byakhee Rich says:

    It won’t be long before there are GW staff who have never seen a metal miniature… I like the brown on this, will stand out amongst all that black paint in your army. The gloss effect from washes is pretty much par for the course and is one reason why I buy Dullcote six cans at a time (speaking of industrial scale hobbying…)

    • That’s what I thought, it’s neither black/grey, nor a dark green. Though the photos make it look much more of a reddish brown than it is, it does look vaguely satanic/demonic and should help to make it stand out especially as the Black Dragons are rather boringly…black…with charcoal highlights…

      Rider should be finished in next 24 hours I hope before I have guests.

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