It’s why none of my models are ever painted in studio schemes. Why I spend an exorbitant amount of time tweaking my character until he’s just right before even playing a video game. Why I make characters/models for games that don’t even need them (like my custom Mage War mage models).
It’s why I’m making a custom Dark Eldar kabal for just a painting contest entry. I figured something like this would help me get into the proper mindset when I finally sit down to put airbrush to model.
This is actually a month or two old, but I thought I’d share it anyway.
As revealed in this post, I’ve started on a Dark Angels Deathwing force for Warhammer 40K. While the desire to play that game pretty much evaporated lately as our league season has kicked back into gear, I still have the models that I like and they are all already basecoated (basically 10 terms and stuff to make a Beliel). It didn’t seem like much to get them painted up and to give me a break from the assorted Warmachine stuff on my painting table. There is just now no rush to get them done.
This is one of those models. The only thing left on him is his gun, which I guess I completely forgot about. Overall I really like the way he came out. I haven’t given him the oil wash I thought I would be giving them yet and I’m not sure I want to now that he’s pretty much done. I tried it on a test terminator and I’m not so sure it came out so great, and it seems to have tinted the whole model…
What do you all think? What can I do to make him better?