Painted dewbackrider for Star Wars Legion
I do love painting tanks, robots, vehicles and… and a Dewback is basically a big green vehicle, right? 😃
Wet Blending the ‘Hull’
One of the most interesting parts of painting the lizard was wet blending the base coat of green on the hull, er, I mean, it’s body body. The plan was to have a much lighter underside and much darker top, and to use wet-blending to go from top to bottom (or whatever direction worked at the time.)
If I were to do this again, I’d push the contrast between dark and light areas; the washes I added afterwards reduced the contrast. Overall I was pleased with the results.
There were plenty of washes of various tints of dark green added to the the hull. I dry-brushed it with some yellow-green, but didn’t want to do too much in case I made the skin very uniform and undid the mottled look that I’d already built up. As usual, I could and should have pushed the contrast further.
All the straps were pretty tedious to paint – I find highlighting leather a pain as I can never get it to look like leather. Here, it is just painted in yellow-brown and that will have to be good enough! 😃
The mouth was done using Games Workshop’s “Bugmans Glow” which is my go-to for painting gobs.
I look back and think I should have spent a bit more time on the Stormtrooper since he’s so stand-out obvious on the model. I compare him to the half Stormtrooper that’s sticking out of the top of the Occupier tank-thing that I recently painted and think that this guy looks terrible in comparison. OK, not terrible, but he could have been much bettrer!
(The dude on GAVw Occupier Tank was painted from a black undercoat and then many layers of white were built up – this makes them look loads better but is very time consuming).