It's definitely helped mitigate my less than stellar litany efforts. I did however become unstuck because there are supposed to be house Raven decals on that red side and obviously I've now covered it with damage I don't want to cover up and then have to re-apply/blend in. So I think I'll abandon following the heraldry too closely. I suppose I already did that with the white stripes.
I also applied a bit of very bright yellow [not sure which VGC one it is]. Although I was loving the realism of the Tau Sept Ochre my love of high contrast means this captivates me much more now. Although I think I managed to be much subtler with the application than normal.
And so I had to add it to the carapace stripes too. I also added some litany script, which quite frankly I'm just relieved will be mostly hidden by his shoulder pad
I was a little rougher with the application because there's no texture on this edge, trying to paint in some where it doesn't exist. It's passable, and again although the griminess has gone, I still really like it.
As you can see the shoulder pad does cover some of the litany. It looks a little misplaced on it's own, I feel the two panels either side would benefit from some script but being less than impressed with it so far I don't feel too compelled to add anymore disappointment in that aspect.
Here's the other side, where a Titan marking is equally MEH! For one aspect I was always so happy with on the Dark Angels and my Reaver Titan it's just failing here and I'm not sure why.
The shin pad in-situ
I think it's time to try some decals next. Haven't used them in years and part of me doesnt want to - given the freehand nature elsewhere, but they're so nice I feel it would be rude not to.
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You're being way too hard on yourself, man - The script and icons look really good to me. The weathering looks absolutely fantastic, I'm furiously taking notes on your techniques! Keep up the great work!ReplyDelete
+1 to this. The script and symbols look great.Delete
Thanks guys, my own worst critic. I think one of the problems is the fact it's all in pieces, although I keep dry-fitting stuff back together to see the whole but an awful lot of time is spent looking at pieces in isolation so I may be being over-critical.Delete
I think it's also the daily updates, although this is from a few days ago I'm pretty much blogging as I'm going there's just a bank of half a dozen posts ahead. But I'm critiquing every nights progress so again it might just be too much observation. I'm pretty sure if some of these posts were combined there'd be less commentary and perhaps less self doubt.
Yeah that looks really good Dave, Well done you should be proud of that.ReplyDelete
thanks Jamie, it's certainly a more enjoyable process than my Dark Angels and although this has been going on since July it doesn't feel like it's been 4 months. Saying that though I feel the finish line is in sight so I'm itching to get it complete and move on to the next project.Delete
Dave, it's stunning. You'll win awards for this work, mark my words!ReplyDelete
Maybe, that'd be nice. Ben has suggested Warhammer World in March so I'd finally have a decent 'engine' to enter into that category, should it still exist.Delete
Dave that looks great, don't be hard on yourself so much, it's good man.ReplyDelete
Cheers Siph, I am really pleased with it and it's definitely above and beyond my expectations but I've seen some other Knights that are a whole other level and I know I'm rushing some bits so there's definitely a margin for improvement but you're right if I don't stop to enjoy what I've done where's the fun in the hobby?Delete
This thing is gorgeous, the colour is amazing and the freehand looks great. Taking time and not rushing for blog wars has really paid off. Genuinely can't wait to see what's next.ReplyDelete
Glad I made the right decisions then. I think there's another week or so left on it and then at some point I'll have to get round to the banners. That'll probably be a mistake leaving it though as I'll no doubt have to drill it again! Still it'll be a bit of drama.Delete
As I say decals are next, then it'll be wholesale Verdigris which is just about complete now. Then a little more battle damage on the carapace and fist. then it's lighting FX on the lance, eyes and plasma areas.