Just a quick post to share the model I painted up last night. A bit of a departure for me as it isn't Citadel, but Ral Partha and is apparently a model of a werebear- whatever a werebear might be- from 1983. Cast in England. I intend to use it as an ogre or small giant, most likely in a barbarian force. After painting chaos for some long and thinking about units and so forth I fancied doing something totally different. I picked this model up online a while back for pence really, and always loved the face so thought it worthy of some time.
I wanted to play about with two things with this paintjob. Firstly, I wanted to develop my flesh painting skills and adopt a new colour palette, so instead of darkening the basecolour of flesh with red ink, I used an orange instead and I am really rather pleased with the results, especially on the face. Speaking of the face, isn't it wonderfully sculpted and full of character, something (to be anyway) that digital sculpting just cannot achieve. Secondly, I want to work on detailing faces properly and really took the time to blend the hairline into the face, something quite simple to do with a larger model.
The base is a bit bare for a model of this size so I intend to add some mushrooms and rocks with putty at a later date.
All in all, I am very pleased with the results, especially considering that I only spent about three hours on him.
What do you dear readers think of him?