I’ve been quiet for a while, I know. My mother and sister came to visit, so I didn’t have any time to paint anything.
But last night, I got to trying out basing methods, and ended up deciding that sculpting tile bases worked best for me.
So here’s four painted warriors with bases. They do still need some touchups…
I’ve run into a new problem, in that I’m sort of limited in bits supply. I would like some skulls and horns and spiky things, but all I have are dwarf bits, which is mostly just beer and blingy things.
I like the champion a lot - particularly the mask as it reminds me of the Predator’s. I think that any CD champion is going to have a magical weapon and so it needs some embellishments - skulls, arrows, daemon faces, Hashut runes, etc. Also, the banners desperately need some designs. Its all good stuff though.
I haven’t decided what to put on the banner yet, any suggestions? The plan is to have banners for all character models, to make them stick out a little bit more. Also going to have to do some more work on his axe, but I haven’t decided just what I want to do with it yet. We’ll see.
In the meantime, I’ve started some serious sculpting projects, pictures should be coming in a couple days maybe.
I was painting a bit, and started thinking about a rather funny stage that my chaos dwarfs generally end up in after the first paint session.
I undercoat white, then start on the skin, which needs a couple layers to get good coverage, and then usually also paint the gloves and scale mail red because that’s another color that needs several layers to look good. See, I start with my highlight color, and then just shade down from there, so the armor starts of as blood red.
Anyway, there are my next batch of badass warriors, and they look like effin’ Santa Claus in all red and white. It’s probably the ugliest stage of the process, and at this point, I generaly doubt that they will ever look good…