Monday, November 21, 2016


This monstrous creature is one of the original sculpts by Raging Heroes.  I had painted this up for a possible Chaos Warrior fantasy army.

As with all things that pertain to Chaos, I wanted to have a Tzeentch theme, and this is why the sword was given the blue tint, and glow applied elsewhere!

There was also a design aspect to that choice, which was an attempt to create a little more interest in areas that might have been repetitive or monotonous.  Since many of the colors would be warmer tans and umbers, the brighter blue would offer a contrast in saturation and color temperature. 

Some of the middle tone colors were greenish grays, made by mixing that lighter blue with the sienna and tan.  The green colors provided a little more interest in the middle tones, and even the shadow areas.

I know that the texture on the wings was pretty heavy, and it would be impossible to make them look more like membranes or something semi transparent.  This was another reason I wanted to toss in that extra definition from the Object Source Lighting.

The rider was also interesting to paint, with lots of fun shapes.  His head crest also reminded me of the Tzeetch look!

He's also here:


  1. That´s an awesome looking model and paintjob.
    The only thing that feels weird is the sword itself - if it´s the source of all that light flashing all over the mini, it should itself be a lot lighter than the reflections on the surfaces. For me it looks like the entire warrior is emitting the light as the color of sword and OSL are fairly similar in lightness and value.

    I think you could add another notch of highlight to the blade so it really appears to be glowing as if it´s white-hot (only blue...) - If you get what I mean ;)

    Otherwise it´s a great mini, you´re an inspiration ever since I discovered your blog. Keep it up!

    1. Thanks! Yes, it can be tricky to place such lighting on figures that have lots of crazy angles ;-) Observations appreciated, of course! Thanks for taking the time to analyze and jot down a note as well, and I hope I can keep putting lots of interesting things in front of your eyeballs!