I began this model some time ago, but I started getting pretty unwell literally as I sat there painting him, and haven’t touched the mini for about three months.
After spending some time recovering , I have finally got round to him again.
To be honest, you can tell I was a little ropey, as I am not particularly happy with the front of the model. But The cloak and the back of him doesn’t look too bad!
I haven’t painted a model now since I think the middle of November. Christmas, work and general ill health have kept me away from the painting table.
So I am quickly just catching up on a few projects I started last year, the first of which is the Legion of the Damned squad. And here is the third model in a squad of five.
He’s a little scruffy but I am a little out of practice and I also filmed myself painting him for a bone tutorial. And filming whilst painting is tricky!
So, I haven’t been too well recently, so it has made painting difficult. However, I have managed to quickly paint up this chap to add to the recent Sergeant Centurius I did a while ago.
Sorry for the poor picture quality, can’t get the lighting just right at the moment.
I am lucky enough to have got my hands on the new Chaos Lord, and decided to paint him up as Black Legion. I will very likely be painting this guy up for my Word Bearers too at some point.
Loads to do yet, lot of tidying up and such, but not too bad so far. Gorgeous model, so cool to be getting some unaligned Chaos models! 😀
Well, my project to rescue this old model has been a nice little success.
There are parts of the model, such as the face and the skull he is holding, that lost a fair bit of detail in the process, but I think I have managed to fix them well enough.
I must admit, I would love a squad of these guys to go alongside him! :O
So he is pretty much done. I was debating about how best to replace his backpack. I know banners allow for some cool artwork, but I tend to leave them out, as they just strike me as being very impractical.
I tried to make his face look a little more leathery and sunken. I spent a bit of time goggling corpses, which was a jolly experience and I am sure someone in law enforcement is having a field day with my google history. 😀
I took a few pics to see how well the blue flames and the rest of the paint job sit together. Quite happy with it!
Every now and then I come across and old battered model from my youth that I want to try and rescue, and in this case it’s Sergeant Centurious!
Some of the details have been really hammered away on this guy, mostly around the face and the skull he is holding (the Animum Malorium), but I do like trying to rescue an old model, especially a classic like this one.
Pleasantly surprised to see my Thousand Sons Contemptor Dreadnought in this month’s issue of White Dwarf.
It’s always pretty amazing when I am lucky enough to get my minis in this magazine, it will never ever get old to me. I am very lucky.
Kor Phaeron is finished, and here is a pic of his good self and Erebus representing! 😀
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I am not entirely sure I am that keen on their bases, or the scenic base. Nothing wrong with it, just not sure it fits my other Word Bearers.
Here is some pics of Kor Phareon on his own. I love how this guy walks into his suit of terminator armour, and the contrast between the heretical red armour and the loyalist grey is pretty damn sweet.
My own real issue with this model is the face. It looks like he has had a stroke. This may actually be intentional. His creaking body has been pumped full of so many drugs and undergone so many surgeries, that his features represent that. But it doesn’t look sinister, it just looks a bit derpy. Other than that, I am pleased with these two. Loads of the detail is difficult to pick out on these models, and I think I managed to get away with it!