Thursday, April 28, 2016

Wing Commander

Here's the second finished character for the Black Arke retinue - the crews pilot, Wing Commander Eliakim.





The cultists are modelled with a marked forward stoop. Didn´t really notice just how stooping his gait was until I had finished the model and took these pictures. I might go back and straight him up a bit. 



Here he is next to Clavius. I think the dark paintscheme works quite well on these guys. 



30 comments:

  1. Really nice conversion, the Greatsword-face (isn´t it?) fits so beautifully. As always, the painting is superb, both fit very well together.

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    1. Cheers mate!

      Yep - it's a greatsword head. Love 'em - some of the most characterful human heads GWs produced, apart from the flagellants.

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  2. Reminds me Morbak's pilot : Lukas Kupferberg. Great stuff !

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    1. I gotta admit I was a tad inspired by Morbäcks pilot - the pose is very similar. Tried to keep this one a bit more grounded though.

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  3. Great model! The dark colour scheme works perfectly on these guys. You really made him look like a pilot. It's nice to se a model just carrying a sidearm, instead of some incredibly huge weapon, which makes him look more like a pilot than a soldier.

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    1. Thanks mate! I always try to do characters without drawn weapons whenever possible - makes 'em feel more real somehow.

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  4. The Genecultist bodies work like a charm. You announced that you would make a black ship crew before they were released, did you ditch any ideas in favour of the genecultists?

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    1. The strealer cultists are great aren't they?

      I had plans for a few characters - but there was some wiggle room for a few additional ones. When the cultists came out they fitted the role of spacemen perfectly, so I didn't really ditch ideas. Rather found a better bade to work from.

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  5. Your brush work is just exquisite! The skin is so smooth and the reddish nose & ears add so much depth. Can't wait to see the full retinue

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  6. Lovely work, man! Both the conversion and the paint scheme are sublime as always - great stuff!

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  7. Just superb! He really looks the part.

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  8. That's the best mug I've seen you paint! The rest is great as well ;)

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    1. Haha! I think it's more down to the original head bit actually. It's got so much character...

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  9. I would never have thought that those Genestealer cultist minis had so much potential for converting. Beautiful!

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    1. They are extremely versatile - just like the chaos cultists they're a dream for Inq28 converters.

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  10. I think the forward lean looks just fine and adds superbly to the model as a whole. He's on his way to his craft, to pilot Clavius to his next investigation site.

    The moustache is what makes the figure for me. It the kind of detail I wasn't expecting, yet love seeing and makes him stand out otherwise.

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    1. I love his hipster haircut as well...

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  11. Wonderful conversion and stunning paint-job as always. I like the pose, it looks like he is striding forward with determination and also lends weight to all the equipment around his torso.

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    1. Yeah - you may be right. Perhaps the stoop works to the mini's favour ...

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  12. Lovely job again mate - inspired choice of helmet there, and the new cultist bodies work very nicely for space crew! Again, love the pallete - very somber, just like the QM. Cracking :-)

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    1. Thanks! The helmet was shamelessly stolen from Morbäcks brilliant spacepilot.

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  13. I think this is my favourite to date. That dark tones make the fantastic job you have done on the face stand out really well. I love this piece

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    1. Thank you kindly Naf Naf!
      I gotta admit I'm rather pleased with how this paintscheme is working out.

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  14. That's a fantastic looking figure, well done!

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