Thursday 29 October 2020

Necron Overlord

Still using my Necron test pile for having fun with colour schemes.


There are still elements that could improved. For example I painted the head first, but ramped up the brightness of subsequent elements, so really it should be adjusted to keep it as a focal point.

Some of the WIP shots as I developed the colour scheme. Including the comparison shot with the same model painted by my son. Who told me to hurry up, because he'd already finished his and I was still bumbling along with mine.

Monday 26 October 2020

Bad Moon Warboss

 I couldn't let another Orktober pass by without putting paint to an oldschool Ork.

This is one of my favourite sculpts, ever. I could paint this every day.

I'm still working to improve my photography, and this is probably the best photo I've taken to-date. Colours are reflective of how it looks in the hand, but the contrast against the black background really helps you focus on what matters.

 Here's the obligatory WIP shots, including the original paintjob from 10+ years ago. So it's nice to see I've significantly improved over time!

Saturday 17 October 2020

Broken Robot

A quick bust to play with lighting and metallics

There's lots of little areas that aren't quite right, but it was a fun project for a few hours to try ideas.

Wednesday 14 October 2020

Tech Servitor

A small contribution to the Pit on Parade project, organised by Dave the Doctor on Twitter, which will be an Armies on Parade contribution - then auctioned off for charity.

It's a gladitorial arena so I added an old tech servitor with lots of hefty weaponry. Non-metallics used, because that's where most of my painting leads itself now. Drab overalls, desaturated skin, and the metallic areas are the ones of most colour interest.

Sunday 11 October 2020

Killer, Chaos Spawn

To accompany the other spawn, Hunter, who specialised in sniffing out his prey, this one was built and painted as a pure predator.

I've tried to do better at following the Craftworld Style of overlapping tones and not getting too fussy with smooth transitions - and I'm really happy with the result. It's a vibrant and fun colour scheme.

Building the Chaos Spawn kit was an interesting experience. This was just the standard sprues, but I think the result is somethign with character and purpose, not just the "oh it's a random ball of yuck with some tentacles hanging out". So if you do want to make one, I'd heartily recommend the kit!