Friday, July 2, 2010

Not at all Storm Wardens-related


Well, they can't all be about the Storm Wardens, can they?

A little while back I got a commission for some paintjobs. These were slightly unusual as I am typically commissioned to either convert a model, or convert and paint a model, but really to paint a stock model (or two in this case).

I have to say, it was quite nice to be able to focus on bring out the great detail in these two models, and add a little bit of my own.


On Kharn the Betrayer you can see quite a lot of detail on the front of the model, including little paint chips and scratches from poor unfortunates who thought they culd stand in the way of Kharn and his beloved Gorechild. I was just about to add some scratches and so on to the back of Kharn, but realized that they simply wouldn't be there. No-one shoots at him from behind, no-one has a chance to get behind him in close combat. So clean armor it is.


Macharius was a lot of fun. I remember painting a converted version of this model that I used as the commander for my 24th Macharian PDF, the guys who had their planet destroyed in Abaddon's 13th Black Crusade back in '03.


They key element my client asked for here was the laurel wreath on the cloak, I think it came out quite nicely.

On the Storm Wardens front (because I just couldn't pass up an opportunity), we have another mini-drawing this Sunday for a $50 voucher from the guys at the Warstore! Make sure you've contributed to the project by clicking on the Paypal button at the top of the right hand column.

More Storm Wardens news coming next week.

Cheers
Dave

3 comments:

  1. Holy Craps! That is AWESOME!!!

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  2. I've had my Kharn stripped down for a while now. It's nice to see some good old school painting(well, not so old school) on this one, and not every square millimeter filled with ridiculous freehand designs. I mean, come on, would Kharn care for such nonsense. I might look at this one when I get him together again.

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  3. Dave, nice job on Macharius! I've always wanted to have the excuse to paint him up. His cloak turned out great.

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