Monday, 12 November 2012

White marble statue

For another commission, I have been asked to paint up the Space Marine statue from the 'Honoured Imperium' boxset to look like white marble.

Now upon doing some research it was clear that real statues made from marble are pretty much just white, with very faint black markings, which in the realm of 40k would just look boring. So after speaking with the customer we decided that it would better and more interesting to paint it in a style like these.....

So after some thinking I got cracking and came up with this....

It's just a grey undercoat, prayed white, heavily gloss varnished. Once that's all dry I used a black oil paint to apply patches and streaks. This was slightly thinned with white spirit as to make it appear faint. Once that was dry I applied stronger lines and blotches of black, then again using a brush damp with white spirit just pushed and dampened the lines to stump them.

It still needs some work but it's a start.


Sunday, 11 November 2012

Sisters of Battle commission: Finished

Well it's taken longer than I had expected but the Sisters will be sent off tomorrow. They will have final touch-ups and detailing done later tonight but right now they still look good as a finished squad...

Whilst I enjoyed painting Celestine, the Seraphim not so much. I'm really not a fan of metal models, and especially with these being old sculpts they just seem too outdated, the detailing is just not the same as newer models and I can't help feel I would have preferred them in resin. At least then they would have been 'crisper'

But anyway, they're done and my third commission has been I just have 9 more to do!!