Monday, March 02, 2009

Blessing of Vengeance

I've come to the realization that I don't really enjoy painting Protectorate jacks that much. It's a shame really, cause the sculpts of the newer ones are pretty good. It has something to do with the hard lines of the model I think. Just not terribly interesting to paint. Plus it's a fairly limited color range necessary. Unfortunately I still have more to paint.

Stuff that went well:
* The inscriptions on the shield and seals worked out pretty well. I used thinned Umbral Umber and Armor Wash for the first sketching in of the lines, then went back with purple ink and added some depth to them.
* Bronzes went pretty well overall. Used the same formula as before. I'm really liking them.
* Red armor plates came together pretty well, with fairly smooth blending.

Things that could have been better:
* I tried to widen the hips a bit, and in the end the hip joints ended up being fairly weak.
* Whites were a bit challenging, and I struggled to get them right.
* Inks gave me fits, and a couple times I just couldn't keep them contained. Given my desire to just "get done", I didn't bother touching up the mistakes.

1 comment:

John said...

Great paintjob really nice