Age of Sigmar Sylvaneth Showcase 2
The second part of my Syvlaneth army for Age of Sigmar! In 6 days worth of evenings I’ve managed to paint up 45 Dryads, 2 Treelords, a Treelord Ancient and Durthu!
My metal Branchwraith has arrived and has also been painted to take part in the mini Age of Sigmar campaign we’re running for 6 weeks – I’m hoping I have enough Dryads 😉
I’ll explain the process of each model below each set of pictures and the overall colour scheme at the end!
The second Treelord I wanted different to the first. When I built him i wasn’t planning to have a Durthu in the army so I used the skull bits and the pose from Durthu’s instructions and modified the Strangleroots and head from the normal Treelord so I had a distincively different pose. I like to call the two Treelords Bill and Ben, this one is Bill.
The Treelord Ancient has a lot more red on the model due to his beard and loincloth. I offset this by painting the runes with a blue glow – he is a magic user afterall! I used the GW model for inspiration when painting the staff, I liked the dotted weird plant thing at the end so went with that, albeit a lot simpler technique of glazes and stippling.
Durhtu! I wasn’t planning to have him in the army (he died in the End Times I believe?) but as he is ridiculouly good (on the charge there’s potential for 36 damage with his sword…) and I love the model I had to build and paint him! I used a slightly different scheme for him compared the rest by using browns instead of greens. I knew I wanted all the sprites on him to stand out so there’s lots of reds and browns for his body with the glowing red runes contrasting the green sprites. I used one of every sprite from the boxset and stuck them to various branches and leaves to make it look like some were flying. Fragile but looks cool!
The pose I had to figure out as I’d already used the standard Durthu pose on Bill the Treelord – for Durthu it’s the standard Treeman legs and torso/neck with the Ancients arms and shoulders and then Durthus head and skull bits.
- Undercoat black
- Spray dryad bark
- Lightly spray torso and limbs Loren green
- Lightly spray face and higher limbs Elysian green
- Wash Agrax Earthshade
- Drybrushed lightly ogryn green
- Glaze leaves and tabards yellow
- Glaze leaves and tabards red once or twice for redder leaves
- Highlight leaves and tabards skrag brown or tau light ochre.
- Wash eyes with thin white and glaze blue
- Highlight eyeball white
- Bases caliban green and sand mixed to make texture paint
- Dry brushed celestra
- Brushed with medium earth
- Natural leaves (birchwood seeds!) and tufts added to base along with odd bit of bark.
- Sprites paint Celestra Grey, spray with extra thin Moot Green and wash with thiined Nihilakh Oxide.