Tuesday, November 20, 2007
The whole thing fits in well with my renegade theme and will add a bit of interest. Painting Dark Angels also saves me a bit of time as I've gotten black down to a pretty simple science at this point - this guy represents less than one hour painting.
This is the only model thus far to break my two hour rule. I'm not much past two hours but spent some time going back in to redo the gold. I used some quick techniques to paint it the first time around and was really unhappy with the result. Knowing that I won't be happy with a quick gold I won't lose time on the next model.
Overall quite pleased and I think that this guy will work out well as part of the unit that Kharn the Betrayer will be joining. Not Berserkers, mind you, but a group of Khorne Marines.
Unfortunately I made my other renegade Space Wolves in to units that will be included in a different squad. Oops.
I am particularly happy with the skin tone and the blemishes. I'll probably make a quick tutorial on the blemishes in the near future as I plan on reusing the technique.
Still a ways to go on this one - but I'm keeping all of the SMACKDOWN miniatures under two hours of painting. The yellow, for those hobbyists in the crowd, was done with the new Foundation base coat and a flesh wash in the recesses.
DOOKS DIZZO SMACKDOWN CHALLENGE!
"Dooks Dizzo" being the handle he uses on a hobby/gaming forum we both frequent. The challenge was pretty simple -- he'll help me get an army together by providing some models; I'll paint them to my usual standard and have the whole thing finished by March '08. In March I'll fly up to Seattle and play three games against him.
If I fail to meet the deadline... well, life for me on that particular forum will be filled with mockery. The public nature of the challenge, and the fun of it, makes it much more likely that I'll finish.
So I'm going with a slightly themed army. Mostly recent Chaos renegades - so lots of loyalist bits and colours. The top shot shows three Space Wolves renegades (I just started the one on the left). The bottom shot shows the minis I've finished or am presently working on.
More to come...