I started this model on the 12th, and it was finished late on the 15th. Without exaggerating I can say that I enjoyed every single minute of the 12-15 hours that I spent on it.
For something of this size, I expect to spend closer to 25 hours on it (given that if I recall properly the Behemoth took the lion’s share of 20 hours) – but because it’s such a simple, elegant model with very little variation in texture it means you can get some economics of technique.
I painted the model in several stages: Stone Base, Outer Rings, Inner Sphere, Outer Spheres, and Druids.
If it was not plainly obvious – I dry-brushed close to 90% of this model. I even “cheated” and used a small household brush to do the majority of the work. Even though I sold most of my Circle earlier in the year, I chose to use the same scheme mainly because I really love it. For the gems I followed the guide in the Dominion book for painting the Fulcrum, really paying attention to how the colours would blend (blended on the palette / pseudo wet blending rather than 2 brush blending), alternating directions to feather the mix.
The runes on the central sphere and outer rings were Arcane Blue applied over a thinned wash of Menoth White Highlight.
- Base coat – Rucksack Tan
- Wash – 4x Ogryn Flesh (Citadel) to 1x Armor Wash
- Dry brush – Rucksack Tan
- Dry brush – Menoth White Base
- Dry brush – Menoth White Highlight
- Base coat – Ironhull Grey
- Dry brush – Bastion Grey
- Dry brush – Trollblood Highlight
- Dry brush – Frostbite (just the edges)
- Shade – Sanguine Base + Greatcoat Grey (just the crevasses)