Wednesday, October 17, 2012
This model isn't technically finished, as I see some touch-up to do, but it's close enough that I thought I'd share it. I'm not sure who makes the model, although I think it's a Reaper piece. The model can be removed from the display for gaming -- and will go to a dear friend of mine as a surprise for his birthday. Don't worry, he doesn't follow the blog so it will still be a surprise.
He chose the model, the colours, and the setting which left me a bit of creative license on the execution but I otherwise tried to stick with his vision. I doubt that it will surprise anyone to know that this will be his D&D gaming model.
I had a lot of fun experimenting with this base and I'm pleased with how it turned out. I was worried that the foliage and snow would compete -- but I think the light application of both makes it work.
The sculpt itself was fairly good, although the face left a lot to be desired. This is another one of those sculpts with the classic smooshed face syndrome, complete with drastically lopsided eyes. Fortunately the funky side of the face is largely obscured by the armor.
And tomorrow I should be able to do the touch-up work, set this one aside, and make some room on my work table for something new. Or, you know, maybe finish something else....