Saturday, October 15, 2011
This week I spent about 5 hours working on the exterior of the shield. The base colouring and shading is finished but I still need to get in for highlighting and weathering. I'm not sure at this point what else I'll do with the Chaos symbol.
I also mounted the model to the base. It's a bit early in the process for this... but I just couldn't stop myself. I'm a lot more inspired to work on the model when I see him on the base. At least that's my excuse.
Monday, October 3, 2011
This is the Chaos Marauder Champion from Avatars of War. I've always liked the model and finally took the time to paint one after having it on the shelf for at least a year.
I still have a lot to do before it's finished -- but I'm very, very happy with how the leather turned out. There's good contrast and little of the chalking I usually get when I try to do blending like that.
The base was built on top of one of the 30mm display eggs from Secret Weapon -- but used inverted for the larger surface area and a more interesting look.
There is real glass in the window and on the ground -- along with plaster cast and blocks and bricks. The wood is a basswood strip that was weathered with pigments. The cinders are a bright pink paint.
This is a Malifaux: Mortimer model I painted with Mathieu Fontaine while he was in Sacramento. There is still some chalking along the back of his coat but my blending has improved a lot with this model and I'm reasonably happy with the results.
He is standing on one of the round lip 'Bone Fields' bases from Secret Weapon -- and one of the 30mm egg display plinths, also from Secret Weapon.