I took a nice little break from miniature painting after The white dwarf. And I thought that it would be amazing to attack some of the members of the infamous list that I prepared some years ago with all the majority of the miniatures that have been waiting to be painted for ages.
This bust sculpted by Alfonso Giraldes for Scale 75is a monstruosity, as big as my fist and the detail is amazing. Alfonso had been a commercial painter for ages and when he designed this piece for sure that he knew what to offer to all the painters out there: VOLUMES and TEXTURES. It is a really niece piece because you have the round and cilinder like shoulder pads, a nice and big bold head that allows testing skin tones, fur and metal alike.
In this miniature I would like to set here some of the things I'd like to explore and try to further my understanding of colour:
White like armour
Iron rust beneath white painted plate.
Subtle red osl underneath figure
Purple deep eyes
Some eye effect on the chest and shoulder armour plates
Lets see what we get at the end, but certainly what I love about this hobby is the learning process, trial and error.
Picture the legendary Gotrek Gurnisson, side by side next toJosef Bugmanboth being the dwarf shield bearers of non other than Grombrindal, the legendary White dwarf. That is going to be epic...so whoelse better to be my general army than them!?
Have you ever wondered why the painting masters prevent you from the perils of using too much black on your mixtures?
Have you ever wondered how applying black to a skin mix can affect the overall result on your minis?
Do not worry, I am here to show you that.
On the left you will see my initial attempt to the skin, to the right the dwarf as it stands now. I had to correct the whole skin as I am looking for a really vibrant and colourful piece on this war machine.