June 26, 2009

Daemon Prince of Khorne of the World Eaters - Golden Demon Entry

This is a bit of a long post since I took a fair few pics of this fellow as I was making him. He was entered in the Golden Demons Australia competition back in 2004, the last of the Games Day GD events, and won me a silver in 40K Large.

Here's his start with a fair bit of green stuff. I ground down the left shoulder plate and sculpted on a mouth with a lot of teeth and a new trim with arrow points. I trimmed back his hanging guts and sculpted in a Khorne belt buckle. I sculpted on the large skull on his left hand. I added extra horns to his head and redid the top of his head. I also added grenades, swords in scabbards, the little pelt cape hanging from his shoulder all from the bits box.

The teeth on the ground down shoulder took a couple goes before I was happy with the result.

It took me a few goes painting the planet in the mouth as well. 2nd time worked out much better.

June 25, 2009

Captain Razig, Undead Pirate

Continuing the glowing skeleton theme is Razig a very cool Bob Olley sculpt from Reaper. He's a bit huge to fit with other minis but hey he's a captain. I started this mini in an effort to teach a friend how to paint source lighting so he predates the Bonecaller mini by a year or so. He was a lot of fun to paint. It's a bit hard to see from the WIP but I started with the glowing parts and worked out from there. I basically chose the purple for his coat as a complementary colour to the green glow.

Thanis the Bonecaller

Thought I'd post up another classic mini I did last year. This one was done for a local painting competition. A nice mini from Reaper Thanis the Bonecaller. I pictured her summoning the skeletons from a swamp makeing them rise up lifting her with them. Figured it would look cool if they were glowing too, so lots of lighting effects in the paintjob from her staff tip and from the skeletons. For the water I used many coats of Tamiya clear green and clear to make a deep glossy water surface, with ripples moddled underneath and painted. An old brush made the sacrifice for the long grass.

June 19, 2009

Empire Noble

Haven't actually done any painting lately, been a bit too busy with house hunting and Rock Band 2 so thought I'd post a fellow from a couple years ago. Sculpted by the very talented Victoria Lamb a group of painters participating in the Golden Demons decided to do this as a Visions in Colour style challenge off the side to be shown at our Golden Camels post Demons awards dinner at Newtown.

Anyway here's my version.

and a few WIPs

he ended up coming second to Sebastion Archer who converted his mini to a pirate captain with buried treasure. How am I supposed to compete with Pirates :D

June 10, 2009

Servo Skull

Small (well very small) spoiler

still working on how to approach the blue.