Sunday, October 11, 2009

Judge

I've been working on the Judge off and on for a couple weeks now and finally finished him up. This model was a complete delight to paint. It has a marvelous pose that allows for some really dramatic highlighting.

For the base I decided to go with a somewhat western theme and have some wood planks. I was trying to make them look like steps up, but the scale isn't really great. The entire base sort of has a scale problem, but I'm fine with how it turned out. The cattails were an amusing experiment that (although being too large) seemed to work out pretty well I think.

Well, no great analysis on this one. There are plenty of spots that I wish had turned out better such as the hair, sword, and gloves. Other parts turned out ok, such as the coat, bandanna, and pants. Overall the color balance is a point of contention in my mind. It has a relatively common set of colors, with just the bandanna and chain to draw the eyes around the model, but it seems to be enough to achieve that goal. Despite the numerous little mistakes and problems that catch my eye on close analysis, I'm pretty happy with how this turned out, and especially happy with the learning experience. Spending the extra time on all the Malifaux models is really worthwhile.

1 comment:

losthemisphere said...

Awesome. I'm hoping to pick up one of the Malifaux boxes shortly.