I'm a bit conflicted about the metal parts. On one hand they look very realistic and the shiny parts look really cool (did you paint those or is it just the light?) but at the other hand (and I might be totally wrong on that one) the paint seems almost a bit "thick" (might not be the right term though).
Love what you did with the axe by the way!
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Post by pointyteeth on Oct 27, 2011 17:28:42 GMT -5
Thanks for the comments Malika. Some of the highlights are me, some are from an overzealous desk lamp.
The paint is put on quite thin, I believe the "thick paint" look is due to deliberate sculpting by the artist to make the armour look weathered. I don't have a good photo of the bare model, but the armour has very little in the way of sharp edges or points and the flat parts (back of cuirass for example) seem intentionally textured, presumably to represent that the armour has been beaten by both weather, time, and use.
It was great fun to paint up, though. I've got 10 more of him with various head and weapon swaps to paint up still. I may change the colour of the axe handle. It just seems a bit...healthy(?) in contrast to the bone.
Post by Lord Marcus on Jan 31, 2012 22:48:08 GMT -5
Mind if I steal this idea?
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