Colors of Arikania is an irregular series of articles designed to help you get your Wrath Of Kings miniatures painted quickly and well and boost the look of your forces on the tabletop. We’ll start by covering the key colors associated with each Faction.
House Teknes – Union Worker & Lineman Defender – painted by Dave Taylor
For House Teknes, we determined that the four main colors for our basic force would be:
• Iron – The Union Workers and Lineman Defenders wear a lot of heavy iron.
• Pig Flesh – The pig faces of the Union Workers are very characterful.
• Deep Blue – Teknes infantry typically sport some blue clothing.
• Brass – Teknes warriors often wear various steam-powered backpacks made of brass.
As the Teknes models were awaiting a lot of metal and darker colors, I decided on a simple black spray primer for both the Union Worker and the Lineman Defender.
Throughout this article we’ll refer to various paint colors. For this article they are all from the Army Painter range of colors, as noted by the prefix AP.
Teknes Heavy Iron
Step One – Basecoat the iron armor and weapon with AP Gun Metal
Step Two – Wash with AP Dark Tone
Step Three – Highlight with AP Gun Metal
Step Four – Highlight the edges with AP Plate Mail Metal
Teknes Pig Flesh
Step One – Basecoat the skin with AP Barbarian Flesh (to cover the back primer coat, you might need to use two or three thin coats of the flesh color).
Step Two – Shade with the AP Flesh Wash
Step Three – Highlight with a 3:1 mix of AP Barbarian Flesh and AP Matt White
Teknes Blue Cloth
Step One – Basecoat the cloth with AP Dark Blue
Step Two – Highlight with a AP Griffon Blue
Step Three – Highlight with a 2:1 mix of AP Griffon Blue and AP Matt White
Teknes Brass Backpacks
Step One – Basecoat the backpack with AP Weapon Bronze
Step Two – Shade the backpack with AP Strong Tone
Step Three – Highlight with a 2:1 mix of AP Weapon Bronze and AP Plate Mail Metal
Completing the Teknes Infantry
All that remained was to finish off the details (wrappings, weapon hafts, white lines etc) and complete the base of the models. For these bases I simply used PVA glue and sand to fill the base, then added a couple of small rocks and some tufts of grass from The Army Painter.