So I never actually liked the result with the Kinght. It is OK, but it is far from how a corrupted, ancient machine should look like. (And it is very far from a Golden Daemon winner.) After my little experiments with oils, I decided to give the Knight a doover. The edges got some serious highlighting, the deeper areas got some grime and shadows -it now looks much better (still no Golden Daemon) than before.
OK, this is the third version of Morti, the Primarch of the Death Guard I painted. I think it is one of the best versions of him pre-Heresy. (And also that I need to get better light sources.) I cannot recommend this company enough -they make some real nice looking alternatives for Warhammer 3- 40K,
I tried to paint his armor as dirty as possible, and had a little experi8ence with OSL -with some success, but not to my complete satisfaction.ű
(I just noticed I forgot to paint the chains holding the skeleton to the scythe. .. will do that tonight. Also: it is a really freaking stupid choice of weapon if you ask me.)
This is the second model from Mystic Wargames; I have to say I am really impressed with the quality and detail. I will buy some more from them as soon as feasible (time and financial constraints). For a full review, please see ModelGeek; here are some photos of Mr Angry. This is probably the last of the Angron models I will paint… I have been quite busy painting different iterations of him and Mortarion.
I did a review of this figure on Modelgeek. It is a great depiction of Perturabo, the Primarchs of the Iron Warriors. As character he kind of sucks (unfortunately the writers who were assigned to flesh him out did a very poor job at it so we have a moping, petty little fourteen year old), but the figure looks awesome.
And it is the first 3D printed figure I have ever seen…
I have no idea who makes this figure – I got it from a Facebook buy/sell group (as I do a lot of stuff, because buying used is significantly cheaper).
He is about the size of a space marine (probably a tad smaller), which is to say, he is small. I guess he can be seen as a practice for the larger-scale version by Mystic Wargames which I am currently painting and reviewing.
It is great to be a mini painter these days -even an amateur one, like myself. We have options now, and options are good for us. In this case we have yet another option for Mortarion, Primarch of the Death guard, this time from Heresy Labs. (There are also two options from Mystic Wargames, should you be interested. I know I am; they are on the bucket list, among a thousand other items. Perhaps I was not as close to Nirvana as I thought I was.)
I wrote a review about the figure on Modelgeek if interested; here is the painted product.
The good thing about the Death Guard is that “messy” and “dirty” are part and parcel of the whole thing. Easy to paint for armor painters…
Well, I introduced him in a previous post. Since then he has undergone some improvement (at least I would like to think so). He is a riot of colors, but he IS a chaos knight after all.
I used one of Wargame Exclusive‘s chaos trophies on the pauldron (the rest will go on the chaos Warhound when I get to build it finally), and some of the extra heads as trophies from the set itself.
So let me introduce Mr Fragile v2.0: a more colorful version. What really, really annoys me that he had a buddy unassembled, and he seems to have gone missing when I moved back to Hungary two years ago. I just can’t find the sprues.
Anyhow. He still needs his mask, some tweaking, and I would add some more weathering- some oil streaks and whatnot. But I have to say I am pretty happy with the result. And I know. It is not a Golden Demon contender… but he is my chaos knight.
Also, if you play, I found a cheaper proxy for Knights.
Some finished photos
Now, where could the other knight be? I even have a resin pilot waiting for it…
OK, so here is this imperial knight conversion. My 18 month old daughter, when she first saw the “skeleton” without the armor on (pretty hideous sight) cried happily “Uncle Fragile” (or “mister Fragile”, depending on the translation), and started hugging it. She had a concept of my toys being fragile and that it was a male… She is very empathic, by the way. I have Angron himself under painting, and she calls him “Uncle Crying”, and keeps kissing the figure telling him not to cry. Which is both sweet and funny.
Anyhow, this is how the knight looks like presently. I do not like it at all; the paintjob is just the base so it is not finished, but I am not convinced it actually looks the corrupted, twisted parody of its original self.
I wanted to introduce him to the world, and I also welcome any suggestions how to improve it with further painting/weathering; I do have some ideas. We will see how it turns out.
I love the meanace radiating from his pose. I do not necessarily like the way he turned out.
Let’s face it: miniature painting is also something you have to learn just as scale model building, painting and weathering. Not to mention I still can’t nail down how to paint red. Well, I guess this will be the next big step -after having painted a lot of these guys, I finally need to learn how to do it ‘properly’. The issue was so far that minis were a ‘distraction’ so far between larger armor projects; something to do when you really got fed up with removing ejector pin marks from two hundred track links, and not something I did as my primary interest. I’m pretty OK about how my Death Guard minis have turned out, and some of mynon–DeathGuardsones, but I still feel there’s a gulf of difference between my minis and tanks with regards to quality.
Since I have quite a few of these figures waiting to be finished, I guess there will be plenty of room for improvement.