Saturday 23 July 2016

Purgatory: Hannibal

That was quicker than expected ... Hannibal and his (tiny, adorable) war elephant are finished!

It's not my best work (but what is?), but I'm happy with the outcome - and it's different from my usual fare. Lovely sculpt, albeit my eyes just couldn't pick out a few details I'm sure are there. This was good fun to paint, despite my initial reticence on the detail being a little beyond me - but glad I took the plunge.

The suit did get a blue blaze just to dampen down the brightness of the pinstripe, and it did the job well. The striping is reflected in the patterning of the elephant which gave pleasing balance when they were next to each other. I swapped out the standard base for a heavier industrial base, which should make more sense thematically when a few more of these are painted up in time.

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Monday 18 July 2016

Purgatory: Hannibal WIP #1

I've taken to not posting work in progress shots of my figures in the last few months, as usually once they're started then it doesn't take long to finish - but this month has been a long one, and I was getting twitchy it was a month since the last post.

On the painting table is Hannibal from Purgatory, and he's looking very pinstriped at the moment. It isn't a painting technique I've tried before, and it's hard - moreso on this scale. Definitely a technique that needs more practice and a steadier hand to master, but for my first attempt this will do just fine.

There isn't much more to go with the suit, other than tidying the odd overspill on the rear of the figure and then it's on to the rest of the model. The hat and tie are going to move down into blues from the pinkish starting colour, as it's a little too garish right now. After that, it's skin!

Of course there's an elephant to accompany this fellow, but that's for another update ...