Friday, January 10, 2020

BLACK KNIGHT / WHITE KNIGHT

Happy new year everyone!

I kicked off 2020 with another Deathwatch astartes for my growing Metatron killteam.

This guy is called Battle Brother Steiner, named after the Austrian-American composer Max Steiner who, among other things, wrote the score for original King Kong. He's the second in the unit to wield one of the awesome, and borderline comically over-sized, heavy thunderhammers. I just love them in all their over-the-toppy warhammeryness.

The contrast range has really helped upping the saturation levels of my paintjobs and they're amazing for painting faces. I went for a slightly slicker, 'eavy metal-esque, look than usual, just to see if I
could do it.





After Steiner, which took me two-three nights to paint (so around ten hours of work) I wanted to do something quicker.

So, I set myself a challenge and tried to paint a marine in two hours. In the end it took me three hours to get the whole model finished, base and all, but I'm still pretty happy with the result. I just made up the chapter on the fly so there's no real thought behind it other than I wanted to experiment with painting off-white. Maybe it's a successor chapter to the Metatron.





Here's what the model looked like at the two-hour mark.


And here's what it looked like after basecoating. I started with a solid coat of Zandri Dust after which it received a lighter semi-zenithal coat of Wraithbone. This gave me a nice creamy bone colour to work from.

I'll be back soon with some Adepta Sororitas!

15 comments:

  1. Amazing work as always. The flesh tones in particular are really great.

    That Mk 8 helmet on the Intercessor body makes him look a bit angry.

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    1. Cheers mate! Yeah - the deathwatch helmets has a certain grumpiness about them...

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  2. Of it takes you ten hours small wonder you post so little

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    1. Yeah, well... That's time it takes to get a model to that level without rushing it. At least for me.

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  3. Very cool. Your work on the Deathwatch marine is excellent.

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    1. Thanks! Really happy with how he turned out I have to admit.

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  4. Fantastic work on those Marines, buddy! And happy new year! Hope to see many more updates from you in 2020! :)

    All the best,

    KS

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  5. Very nice.
    The flesh tone on the Deathwatch marine works really well. The background describing a Marine's physiology often describes how they smell differently and their sweat is almost oily in appearance. His flesh tone reinforces the trans-human theme wonderfully, top work!

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    1. Cheers!
      I try to vary the skin tones between models and this particular guy turned out almost parchment like in complexion. I agree that it suits marines rather well.

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  6. That Deathwatch miniature is beautiful! Face has a Sean Phillips-esque comic book art vibe to it and the scratch marks and wear on the end of the hammer are a sublime touch. Great work on both of these.

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    1. Thanks! Not familiar with Phillips I'm afraid - rarely read comics these days so I don't keep up...

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