Saturday, 20 March 2010

Right, I've had enough of him, it's over.

A statement you would expect the wife to be uttering rather than me...

I realised how much time and effort I was putting into Ol' Mortis and how much I was worrying about trying to get him perfect.  I wasn't getting anything else much done and it was putting me off picking up a paint brush.  It never ceases to amaze me how the fear of not getting things right can stop me doing something that I love so much.  So over the last couple of days I concentrated on getting him finished - he might not be perfect, but he's done and I can move on.


The face has come out well enough in the end, as I lightened up the shaded parts of the face.  The shield is as good as it's going to get I think, and I'm pleased with the way the cloak came out.  I dirtied up the feet and the bottom of the cloak a bit just to make it look like he's been traipsing through the dirt.

All in all, I managed to get myself past an irrational, self imposed mental barrier and finished him, and he doesn't look half bad!
Let me know what you guys think - comments and criticism welcome!


  1. Ha yeah I feel you, that's exactly how I used to be. I think it really does have a negative effect, not only does it stop you painting but I find that it also causes a massive build up of half finished miniatures.

    Pretty awesome miniature though, I can't fault it at all. The face is much improved.

  2. Andy! Was worried about you dude, thought you'd fallen off the planet.

    I love this guy. I know you say it's not perfect, but it is a stunning paint job. Look forward to seeing what's next!

  3. Thanks guys, and apologies for the lack of updates - blame my current addiction to Saboteur on the XBox 360 on top of my fear-based procrastination.

    I've got a lot of half finished stuff at the moment, I'm going to have another blitz on that stuff at some point.

    Next up is a Witch Hunter, a kit-bashed Sternguard and the first two of my Terminator squad.

    Plus a few "odds and sods" that catch my eye.

    I've pre-ordered Astorath the Grim too - this seemed like a good idea at the time...

  4. Welcome back! Looking forward to more updates. I was thinking of writing something about painting procrastination. Hope you don't mind me using you as an example ;)

  5. Go for it! I don't mind at all - I'm one of the worst examples... :P

  6. Wow, very excellent. What colours did you use for the face?

  7. Thanks Kodanshi, Tallarn Flesh for the basecoat, then build up through Elf Flesh to Bleached Bone - I had used a wash of Ogryn Flesh after the basecoat, but this made it too dark.