Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Tale of 3 Painters: First Paint

So my plan to show the metalwork I'd done this evening fell by the wayside as my camera battery ran out...bugger.  However! (Probably no need for an exclamation mark, but I'm feeling dramatic tonight)  While the shade was drying on Hoffman's leg braces, I got on and did a load of work on his face (and bald head).

I'm not totally happy yet, and I'll work some more on the face this week.  The hands are only at the shade stage, hence why they're so dark.  The colours are the usual Tallarn Flesh, Ogryn Flesh and P3 Rynn Flesh, but I added in quite a bit of white to the final highlight, and I think that's worked well.

The close up shows that the chin is a little too bright, the lips need some colour and the eyes need a little neatening up.  Overall though, I'm really happy with the way this is coming out, and the skin colour will stand out well against a white shirt collar and red waistcoat.

You'll have to trust me on this, but on the Watcher, the grey metal is done bar a glaze, and I've started on the Copper boiler on the back - I'll hopefully get a couple of pictures of the winged fiend when the battery recharges (both on the camera, and in the back of my brain...).

In my last post I was a bad boy (sorry!), and forgot to mention that you should also check out the (speedier) progress of my fellow contributors - our Sergeant Major The Dark Templar, and Michael Awdry from 28mm Victorian Warfare.

As always, comments and criticism welcome!


  1. Now this is quality work Andy, good detail.....

  2. That's the beginnings of a stellar face. I'm enjoying watching you 3 do this.

  3. My word, what a start Andy! That is tremendous detail work Sir.

  4. I've never noticed how elf-like he looks until now – very Retribution of Scyrah.

    Looks fantastic, especially taking into account how small this model actually is. Congrats Andy.

  5. Thanks everyone! I'm glad the face has met with such approval (you're right DT, the bone structure of the face makes him quite elfin) - hands are pretty much done, and the metalwork on the Watcher is at a point that I'm happy with (for now).

    Pictures of that in the next post, and hopefully of the next stage, the red bits. Next on Hoffman himself is from the waist downwards - hoping to get that done by the end of the weekend along with the first parts of the harness.

    Of course all the plans may well fall apart, but it's good to set goals...