Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Penal Legion Trooper Painted

So I painted the first of my Penal Legion Troops. It was a lot easier to paint than build! I was really happy with him, loved it in fact, but then I started mucking around with a few highlights and I can't shake the feeling that I have ruined him somehow. They definitely add a bit of depth to the model, but I'm not very good at them and I'm starting to wish I hadn't bothered. Looking at these photos they don't look too bad and just under the normal energy savers they look okay. I think its because I'm looking at him under my bright modelling lamp that I get freaked out by how severe they look, where as if there were a few guys together under normal daylight maybe I have got it right? I'm not really sure, but I definitely find it a real hard skill and doesn't matter how many well painted examples I see to use as a guide, I never feel I'm getting it quite right!

But one thing is for sure, the other five of these I have ready to go are getting painted this week because A) its a really simple job and B) I love them! Not very Praetorian I know but if I get another 4 together at least I will have a completed squad before March! (touch wood). Unfortunately with work and other time consumers I have a snail pace modelling timeline!

6 comments:

  1. Mate it look's fantastic, and the highlighting look's really good too. All I can say is be patient it take's time we don't become perfect over night, but you are going in the right direction.

    Well done mate, and did I say I love it.

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    1. Cheers Dave, thanks a lot for the positive comments. I think sometimes just because I have bought Victoria Lambs conversion kits I'm convinced I should be able to paint as good as her!! In the cold hard light of day, with the highlights properly dry, I love the guy! I might even add a tiny amount of codex grey on top of the adeptus highlights I have done on his overalls for a bit more impact. Next four are already under way!

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  2. Lookin good. these guys should work both as an effective unit on the board and as a nice color break for the army in general.

    also thanks for the link to trent Minis. I will have to take a look at those wheels again when there is money in the hobby fund.

    Keep at it Sir.

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  3. Blimey, he looks brilliant. I am very impressed. I wouldn't add another brushstroke.

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    1. From you Sir, with the standard of your painting, I will take that as an order! Cheers. I won't touch him till I decide on how to do the base.

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