First things first, I had to come up with an idea of what I wanted the finished model to look like. Wracks are some of my favorite models to use with Reznik. Who were they before Reznik found them on his lists? What did they do to deserve the attention of the High Executioner? So, I decided that I wanted to explore those thoughts in this model. Time to order a few extra bits from the PP site!
Next, highlighting number 1! I like to put on my first layer of highlight, and then do the shading mostly with inks and washes. I don't know if that's lazy or not, but hey, that's how I do it! The purple areas got a highlight of 1:1 Hexed Lychin and Bone White. Once that was finished, I put on a coat of purple ink, to blend it together and bring out the shadows.The bronze sections received a highlight of Brassy Brass, Bloody Red on the strips. Chainmail silver went over the gunmetal, and all the metal got a wash of black ink. Once it was dry, I brushed up the bronze areas with a thin layer of Brassy Brass, and the silver portions with Shining Silver. That left me with the little horses and the poor schmucks up on their wracks.
Time for the armor. I already based it while I was finishing up the fabric and the wracks. For the silver, I use several different shades and brushes to randomize the look of the silver. It gives it kind of a weathered feel... I like it! For the gold, I have already laid down a base coat of Hammered Copper. A first highlight of Brassy Brass went on, and then a wash of black ink. Once that was dry, another coat of Brassy Brass went down, and then a final highlight of Polished Gold to finish the armor plates.
Well, there you are! Reznik is ready for the table, in all his shiny glory! Ride forth, Wrath of Ages, and smite the wicked in Menoth's name!