Thursday, August 23, 2012

Minor updates

It's been a while since I've posted anything.  To be honest I completely forgot I had this blog in the first place.  So here are a couple projects I've been working on.  

First is a Forge World Storm Eagle painted up in Blood Angels colors.  Despite the Blood Angels not being able to field one of these beauties, I bring it on as an allied contingent of Codex Marines. It's still nary a work in progress but I'm having a lot of fun painting this thing despite its shortcomings.  And there are many shortcomings.  I've never had a problem with Forge World items until I received this model.  Almost none of the parts fit properly and apparently that was a common theme with many of the first waves of this model.  I've heard that subsequent waves have parts that fit better though, and this model is simply too gorgeous.

My other project is the Gamesday 2012 Blood Angels captain.  While my painting skills are nowhere near that of Joe Tomaszewski (or any other 'Eavy Metal painter for that matter), it's still a challenge to try and replicate their accomplishments.  For me, it's been a great way to learn how they accomplish certain effects through glazes, shading, blending, etc.  Mr. Tomaszewski uses glazes quite liberally for awesome effects.

I still need to touch up the face to smooth it out, highlight the armor, base it among other things.  I'd say it's about 60% done.

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