Hi Lustria, it's been a while. So recently the skirmish rules for Age Of Sigmar have finally pushed me to start a passion project that I've had on my mind for about a year. I just started the first model, and I remembered a lot of requests for a tutorial of some kind so I started snapping some photos. I'm kind of making it up as I go along and trying some new things, so it will either end up great or we'll learn how not to paint. Lets see how this plays out! I've wanted to paint some classic blue Lizardmen, but I didn't want to start a new army because I already have a huge force. However I've always got room for a skirmish warband. I'm taking inspiration from the recent trailers for Total War : Warhammer 2, and will be using them as source materiel. I'll be using Vallejo paints, so let me know if you want me to convert the tutorial with the Citadel equivalent. With lots of glazes and freehand stuff going on, just note that if you'd like to follow along at home that this is a stupid way of painting a big force, but great for single models. I started with an undercoat of Citadel Corax White, and will generally be working from light to dark. 1. I started with the base, painting the stone with Beasty Brown (72.043), then a heavy drybrush of Heavy Ochre (72.150) and a final drybrush of Bonewhite (72.034). I like drybrushing for stone, you get a great texture from it. The dirt was painted Charred Brown (72.045), then drybrushed Heavy Brown (72.153). The vines were basecoated with Charred brown, then Earth (72.062), then Dead Flesh (72.035). The leaves were painted Sick Green (72.029), then layered with Goblin Green (72.030), then highlighted with Dead Flesh. Once the base was done I began on the lighter skin colour of the Skink with an all-over basecoat of Pale Grey Blue (70.907). 2. I then defined the skin with washes. When layering washes or glazes, start with the lightest colour first. I mixed Heavy Warmgrey (72.148) with black in a 3:1 ratio with Citadel Lahmian Medium. When that had dried I mixed the same colours 1:1, and applied it as a wash into the deeper recesses like the hands, feet and face, wrinkles and around jewellery. 3. Once the skin was shaded down I neatened it up by layering on the basecoat colour over all but the recesses, then I started on making this boy blue. I mixed Turqoise (72.024) with Pale Grey Blue (70.907) in equal parts and using Lahmian Medium, thinned it to the consistency of a wash and applied it in 3 layers taking care to keep the edges soft. I left the underbelly, face, forearms and lower legs white just like the reference pictures. 4. I painted the scales Magic Blue (72.021). I used the same colour as a glaze in 2 or 3 layers on areas where larger scales will be later such as the shoulders, elbows and knees. I also used it darken the tail along the sides as well as the back of the head. At this point I thought there was too much contrast between the skin and scales on the back, so applied the wash from step 2 there. And that's it for now. Next time: Scaly freehand craziness and probably some other stuff too.