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Painting update – Nightmare done

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Painting update – Nightmare done

That’s right, I actually finished painting a model!  I think that’s the first one since before Thanksgiving 2012.  Project “get this stuff on my painting table finished” is officially 25% complete.  Next up is Epic Asphyxious who’s currently sitting with a black wash base coat.  I should have time to start on him later this week.  In the meantime, I know you’re saying “get on with it, show us some crappy cell phone pictures!”  OK, here you go:


OK, so the cell phone isn’t the best way to take photos.  I promise some better shots when I can convince my wife to use her good camera.  The contrast is a little over-done with the phone camera which makes the dirty bone plates look splotchier than they are in real life while dulling down the green glow of the vents.  Of course, that’s offset by the dozens of “damn, I made a mistake there” spots that I can see just in that first picture alone.  The macro lens isn’t my friend, but I’m happy with how it looks in the hand for being rusty.  Here’s a few more for fun:




For those interested, the base was done using green stuff scored with a hobby knife before it dried to make a cracked rock look.  I then painted the whole base with mottled orange, yellow, and red for a lava look and drybrushed with battlefield brown so that only the cracks remain.  Then I pinned this beast to his base.

Oh, did I mention I picked up an Archangel at PAX?  Yeah, I did.  Said something at the time about “I want that just to paint the cool model”.  I swear this is some sort of sickness…..


3 Comments so far:

  1. Whoa, that’s pretty clutch! I look forward to seeing him on the table sometime soon!

    • admin says:

      Thanks Trevy. I’m hoping to get him on the table soon. I might even be able to make the steamroller at TnT next week if my school schedule works out.

  2. Bob says:

    Great work! The Nightmare really looks menacing. I like the shading on the bone quite a bit.