Sunday, July 30, 2017

The Ancient Past


Here's another one of those very old GW minis, long out of print.  It was a practice piece that I used as a spot demo, and then finished off later.  The idea was to show how the shaded basecoat and glazing technique could still be utilized on something even as ancient as this!


Of course, these 20-25 year old pieces don't have the kind of smooth, well defined lines of toady's minis, so it is very challenging.  Also, there is an additional challenge of attempting to break up these blockier shapes.  This means some fancy color work to try an add extra depth and dimension to the sculpt by making some interesting patterns in the mid tones and darker tones.


He's also here:



4 comments:

  1. Beautiful painted minis!
    warm regards

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  2. A fantastic paintjob, once again you show what this technique can do and transform this dull figure into a splendid one.

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    1. Thanks! These can be really tricky, since it was hard to tell what some bits were supposed to represent! The reward is seeing that contrast of super old cast with the latest materials and techniques. :-)

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