Posted by: Turkadactyl | March 15, 2017

Sylvaneth- Drycha WIP Pt II

I am participating in #MonsterMarch hosted by Swordmaster at Path of an Outcast.  The project is assemble and paint a monster during the month of March.  I assembled Drycha in January so I got a bit of a head start.  The assembly of the model is easy and straightforward.  Last week I posted the base colours I applied to the model.  This week I completed all the base colours and washes.

Drycha WIP 11

I realized I missed some of the inner bark so I had to go around the model and touch up with Rakarth Flesh.  I’m a big fan of this colour.  I bought it a while back for a specific task.  Now it’s an absolute must for my paint collection.  It’s versatile and can be used in loads of situations.

Drycha WIP 12

I painted white over the Celestra Grey on the sprites.  Then I applied Gulliman Blue.  The white brightens up the blue.

Drycha WIP 13

Now we compare Drycha to the sprites.  I applied Gulliman Blue over Celestra Grey.  This darkens the blue hue.

Drycha WIP 14

I chose to go with the spirit look for the leg pump.  Here we have a couple of beetle sprites emerging out from the pump.

Drycha WIP 15

I applied Agrax Earthshade over all the Rakarth Flesh.  The honeycomb was based with VX-88 and Agrax Earthshade was spread out over the honeycomb as well.  Athonian Camoshade was used on the green vines.

Drycha WIP 16

Drycha WIP 17

Drycha WIP 18

Drycha WIP 19

The rocks are based with Mechanicus Standard Grey.  The next step is Nuln Oil.  I used Scorched Brown on the base.  That will not be the final colour for the base.

Drycha WIP 20

Next week I will show the progress on the base.  If you collect Age of Sigmar and want to showcase your models on the Roost please contact me.  I’d love to showcase your models.

Thanks for reading.


  1. I really like they way you’ve painted the ethereal spirit colours on the model for Drycha, it reminds me of the ice wraiths in ESV: Skyrim. Keep up the fantastic painting work! 🙂

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    • Thanks. It’s a super easy method and gets the desired results. Base colour, shade, drybrush and edge highlights.

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      • It looks really effective for the colour scheme used for it.

        Have you tried using gloss varnish for the spirit colour areas? I’m not sure if it will work (probably test it on sample models just to be sure), but it might make it shiny and unnatural in it’s cold spirit appearance.

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      • I haven’t. I’ll give it a go on the next Sylvaneth I paint. My painted models are on display right now.


  2. Lookong well so far my man. Not a huge fan of that model over the others but it is well painted.

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  3. Great painting

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    • Thank you and welcome to the Roost. Job well done on your dragon too. I haven’t had a chance to peruse the Monster March sites yet.


  4. This is fantastic man! LOVe that blue!!

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  5. Very nice progress and it does show that you enjoy painting this very dynamic model! Well done!

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  6. I love all that blue and how Drycha is a slightly different shade, really striking against the bark

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    • I have the Tree Revenants to thank for that. After trial and error I tried Celestra Grey as a base instead of white. It works well for the Revenants.


  7. The sprites really pop. The contrast is amazing love it and may have to borrow the idea when I finally get round to painting my kurnoth hunters

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    • Thanks. By all means borrow the idea. I share my process in case someone else wants to do something similar.


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