Thursday, April 02, 2015

Bring out the Gimp



I'm done! After a long night of frenzied painting I managed to make the invitational dead line. Well...sort of. I'm a day late actually but who's counting...

Anyway, without further ado, here's a preview of the third and final model for the Invitational. I call him "The Gimp" for now - seems like an oddly fitting name as theres a certain S/M vibe over this guy. 

This was one of those miniatures that felt as a total disaster until it suddenly started to work halfway into the painting process. Oh, and while I say miniture, this model is huge - the stormfiend I used as a base is about the same size as a dreadnought. 
Quite pleased with how it turned out in the end, though it's admittedly a bit rough around the edges in some places.



The trio will be revealed in full colour on Iron Sleet in a few days so only a desaturated pic for now. After that I'll make a huge post here with turnarounds of the characters. 
Stay tuned.

14 comments:

  1. Amazing! Excellent choice of bits, and I really dig the creature's proportions and overall composition. Can't comment on the paintjob from this picture, but I'm sure it can't be bad.

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    1. Cheers Ana! The sculpt has a fantastic weight to it - I fell in love with that stormfiend the minute I saw it sp I didn't want to change the pose at all. Just tried to add enough bits to turn it into something new while retaining the sense of hulking menace of the original model.

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  2. It's good mate! Make a perfect slaaneshi count as hellbrute !

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    1. Thanks Manu! This should be a go to model for alternative chaos dreads. Slap on some chaous shoulderplates and you're pretty much done!

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  3. Good god, that is awesome.

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  4. Pwaaah! Get in! What a model! You always make me want to go out and spend money on kits!

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    1. Sorry about that. The stormfiends aren't the cheapest kit around I'm afraid...

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  6. I'm sure the actual full color shots will show all of the detail, but this looks really well composed from this pic. What wasn't working for you?

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    1. Sometimes a model just seem to loose what you were going for while painting it. At a certain stage it can look just look completely wrong. This time that fortunately was a passing phase!

      It was also a tricky model to paint - it's big and unwieldy with a closed pose that made it hard to reach a lot of areas which was frustrating after a while.

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  7. Looks absolutely brilliant!

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  8. Cant wait for the finished photos!

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