Friday, 19 May 2017

Chaos Warrior Thun Helmbeater

Thun Helmbeater. Enough said really. I finished this Chaos Warrior about two weeks ago but just couldn’t muster up the energy to photograph him until this evening that is:

I wanted the armour to be bright so decided upon red which quickly turned to orange with yellow highlights. I quite like how it came out especially the green hair. No shield for Thun Helmbeater which pleased me immensely! I’ve got a few other figures painted and ready to be photographed but I am not entirely happy with them. The paint jobs are very plain/dull and I think the reason for this is that I didn’t like the sculpts. It’s great when a figure just sort of paints itself but others can feel so laborious that I lose any enthusiasm for them. Bad colour choices do not help either. The next figure will have to be carefully selected to get the joy of painting back. 

Right, I’m off to grab a cold beer and have a quick look at the other blogs out there to find some inspiration for my next project. Keep painting fellow lead heads!


Thursday, 27 April 2017

C27 Chaos Beastman Carrion Man

I had a great idea of what colours I wanted to paint Carrion Man. Normally I don’t plan ahead, but this time I did and I wanted him to look something like a Lorikeet parrot:


What I didn’t realise was that to be able to pull this off would take considerable painting skills of which I don’t have. The worst part of the overall paint job is quite clearly the feathers on the wing. They came out looking like the Belgium national flag (albeit upside down)!

It’s always been my painting policy that when I start a figure, I never give up until I’m happy with the result. I must admit, I’m not too happy with how Carrion Man came out (I do like the blue skin however), but I don’t want to condemn him to a Dettol bath. I wonder if painting over the Belgium flag feathers in green would help. One to ponder over as I have started another figure already and it’s looking quite good.