And so I did! I spent the night fixing his face, the eyes and teeth being the main thing but also doing his sword.
I'd managed to get some quite subtle blends on the black blade of the sword then put some striations on it similar to those on my Tyranid Boneswords [I've just realised my Boneswords ARE black and I did Old One Eye's skeleton black too, I knew I was right doing that]. I hadn't planned to do them similar and they've created a bit of a pattern that I never intended - too many Xs in my opinion but overall I'm happy, nearly done.
All I need to do now is the name on the banner. But while I was doing it I also decided to push on with my Assault on Black Reach commander who was ironically supposed to be the 4th Company Master who is Balthasar, which is the Dark Vengeance commander! Anyway, he only needed to tweak the banner and as there was no way to fit Balthasar on that scroll I decided it was a Vraks cmapign banner, still struggled to fit the lettering in, not my best freehand and the legion numbers well ropey, but at least changing the scroll to black was an improvement. Now all I need to decide is whether to add a little red stripe on the bottom of the cloak to tie him in with Azrael above...
Really nice sword Dave. I've never managed to do that style. I imagine it's within my technical capabilities, I just don't know how!ReplyDelete
The way I did it was have the turquoise and the black next to each other on the palette. You mix them together and then thin it with water and paint on. You then just keep adding the lighter or darker colour to blend it together. Occasionally though you have to dry your brush off and apply it to the paint to bleed it off the sword, or use a tip of tissue paper. It's so it's not too wet and it helps the colour blend together. I'm far from expert at it but it's really not hard and the more you do it the more feel you get about whether you need to lighten up or darken down.Delete
The striations are pretty basic too, just a lighter colour over the top with small highlight, take it real slow and it helps keep the line thin. They also help distract from the blending underneath [should it prove less than what you'd hoped] give it a go, as you can see all things are rescuable.
Looking as lively as always now Dave, very satisfying when you fix a model you're not happy with I find.ReplyDelete
Damn my fat fingers, I meant lovely, not lively!Delete
Indeed it is, they'v ebeen tantalizingly close to completion for so long too and I think they're quite lively anyway ;)Delete