Then I was able to finish the first set off the following night, had another flit back to the Cerastus and then the next night I did all the second stage highlights. I have to give myself some credit that I did those spots on the chitin way back when. Looking at the pic above compared to the one below there's no way just the feathered highlights alone would suffice. The spots just add something extra, break up the carapace and actually draw your eye away from the dodgy brush strokes on the feathering!
The Sything Talons had already been highlighted. There are some Crushing Claws to do but I still have my magnetised Tervigon Claws so I can use those instead.
I'm still very much committed to the Dark Angels and the Knights, so do not fear this is me back-sliding into the digestion pits of the Hive I'm just very conscious that there are elements of the Knight I may yet agonise over and as I've identified on numerous occasions having a variety of projects on the go allows me to direct my efforts on things I can and want to do when other things are beset by hurdles ot overcome. Hopefully then I'll have time to reconcile the issues while sitll being productive elsewhere. For instance I glazed all the Cerastus armour plates the other night - a complete non-job that would have slowed progress waiting for the glaze to dry if all I was doing was the knight. Meanwhile I have questions about picking out details in some of the pipe-work on his torso which I need to answer or just leave as is. Hopefully this detour will help clarify or perhaps jumpstart me to just do it and stop questioning. I think that's the problem with painting, you end up with too much time inside your own head!
He looks fantastic, the carapace is amazing. I like the damaged face for One Eye as wellReplyDelete
Ta, I wanted the skeleton to be black, so it's like carbon graphite, as a contrast to the bone white outer, but not sure it works really.Delete
I have always wanted old eye to have really good rules. He still doesn't, which makes me sad, as I love the fluff, and I love the concept. Yours is particularly beautiful. Always love the carnifexes. They are just so brutal.ReplyDelete
On the pipe work...if it is easily accessible, leave it later as a treat.
Sadly a lot of the pipes won't be accessible once the chest and shoulder armour goes on.Delete
I don't mind OOEs rules so much as the points cost 😵
Seriously love the way you do your carapice armour with the dots and feathering. It just looks greatReplyDelete
Thanks, it's surprised me how effective this one has turned out and when I look close the Bahamas Blue craft paint base is still visible, my Sepia and Devlan washes haven't killed it altogether.Delete
Love that color scheme - looking fantastic, man!ReplyDelete
I really thought it'd take longer than it has, probably just 5 nights work (roughly an hour each) and he's finished already! Now at some point I need to get another set of Fleshborer Hives, paint his Crushing Claws and the 3 extra magnetised heads I've got part done.Delete
Amazing model Dave! :) id say take the knight if you can finish it at a later stage. Like, even if it's a 6.5/10 for you, that still means it's a 9.5/10 for the rest of us!ReplyDelete
In the flip side, my suspicion would be hat there will be more dark angels players than nids, so you could carry the flag for nids!
Thanks Lightning Slayer, its the other elements that are the concern really. If the knight wasn't complete (which is highly likely now) I'd have borrowed Ben's anyway.Delete
All I have to do is choose my nid list now. Its looking decidedly unchanged from last time though. I wanted more nidzilla but can't get away from some of the little guys too.