Continuing with my project of painting up Fantasy Flight Games‘ Imperial Assault, I started working on the Trandoshan Hunters, whose most notorious representative is the Bounty Hunter Bossk from The Empire Strikes Back.
Once again, most of my inspiration came from the fantastic YouTube guide by Sorastro’s Painting.
Trandoshan Hunters – Base Colours
Once again sticking closely to Sorastro’s Painting tutorials, I painted two variants of Trandoshan Hunters. Two Trandoshan Hunters in a snow/urban camouflage and two in a yellow-green jumpsuit similar to Bossk from The Empire Strikes Back.
For the yellow-green I used a roughly equal mix of Flash Gitz Yellow and Elysian Green. It’s a wonderfully „ugly“ colour in the best Star Wars tradition, and one I certainly would not have come up with on my own.
Other base colours I used so far are:
- Skin: 70/30 Mix of Caliban Green and Steel Legion Drab
- Backpack, straps & gun: 50/50 of Army Painter Black & Mechanicus Standard Grey (with a quick dry brush of Army Painter Plate Mail Metal on the guns)
- Red trim & eyes: Mephiston Red
- Belts & claws: Steel Legion Drab
- Tongue: Screamer Pink with a little Ceramite White
Shades & Highlights
After the base colours, I shaded the yellow-green jumpsuit, the mouth and the red parts with Agrax Earthshade and the white jumpsuit, the backpacks, weapons and grey trims with Nuln Oil.
I did not yet shade the skin, which was highlighted first with Elysian Green and second with a 50/50 mix of Elysian Green and Flash Gitz Yellow.
The yellow-green jumpsuit was highlighted with the abovementioned 50/50 mix, adding more yellow with each step. I also gave it a glaze of Lamenters Yellow.
And I keep finding mould-lines. Note to self: Clean the miniatures properly!
Shading Scaly Skin
For the skin itself (or scales), I took another advice from the fantastic tutorials by Sorastro’s painting, shading different Trandoshan Hunters with different green shades from Games Workshop to achieve a variety of skin tones.
To be continued…