There’s been a few learning curves on this guy, but over all I am happy with him. Truth is I love the model so much it has been a joy to paint. I get the feeling the second one may not turn out as well due to it not being this guy!
Sometimes I buy a miniature simply to paint. I imagine many of you lot are the same. However I have to admit, right now the model on the left of this picture is probably my favourite miniature.
I can’t tell you why, I just knew the minute I saw it many years ago that I had to own and paint it. Well recently a trip to Warhammer World finally allowed me to purchase it!
There are loads of models I have bought purely because I thought they looked rad as hell, but I honestly think the floating Chaos Psyker has to be the top. There’s a few out there that compete with it, but if I had to sit and choose one, this would be it.
Anyone else have a model they bought purely to own it!?
I may yet add some things. In fact I know I need to put the Word Bearers logo on the right shoulder pad. I just can’t decide if it will be 30k or 40k logo!
I’ve added both black and white background pictures. I prefer black background pictures for my bad guys. I also think the red looks much richer and more true to life on the black background. You guys can be the best judge.
This model isn’t very photogenic, and I don’t think it comes across as cool in pictures as it does in real life. I also think the model is a little lazy. The joints at the arms seem to be at odds. The torso has melting flesh puckering up to the ball joint of the shoulder pad. However the shoulder pad itself is just nice and smooth. It seems to disrupt the flow of the miniature.
I still love it, there’s a few niggles and things I would have done differently if I had to paint it again, but I can’t grumble. Although truth be told, this was a hell of a miniature to paint, so I am kinda glad it is over!
I love this model because, well, it’s a huge chaos robot, what’s not to love? However I do feel like the torso is “too busy”. By this I mean there is a lot going on it’s difficult to discern some of the details because the sculptor seemed to want to do a lot with it. Also, there isn’t a focal point. Normally a miniatures head is the focal point, in this model’s case the head is so mangled and indistinct that you find your eyes wandering a little too much. This may have been the desired effect. It is chaos after all. It’s just odd to paint. I nearly did some OSL effects round the head area to really mark it out, but decided against it at the last minute.
Anyway, just his arms to do then he’s done! Oh and I need to redo the highlights on the model’s right hand side. They got a little rubbed off during painting!
A few days ago I had a game with my brother and we took a few videos. I have done my best to put these videos into a battle report. The video quality isn’t great, this was a test run and hopefully next time I will have a better camera!