Thursday, 22 May 2014

“But, you know, I feel more fellowship with the defeated than with saints. Heroism and sanctity don't really appeal to me, I imagine. What interests me is being a man."

Attributed to Mortarion [Unverified]


Like Typhus, Mortarion allowed me the chance to stretch my weathering legs. The armour was painted in a pale bone and shaded with green and red. Because these two and complementary colours this produced a grey shadow where the two overlapped strongly. I mixed a little weathering powder into parts of the armour for an extra oomph to the visuals. 

I wanted Mortarion to have a physical effect on his environment; vitrifying the rocks beneath his feet. The Scythe was painted to remind the viewer of wood using deep reds and purple in the darkest shadow. 



Wednesday, 21 May 2014

This model is from Forgeworld's range of Fantasy monsters and is a commission piece for Orclord (of Stuff of Legends Fame). Unlike the Forgeworld paint job, I wanted this creature to be more fantastical in nature. The stone set at the centre of the chest was painted as if it is the creatures source of anima, and its body is constituted of the natural elements of its environment. 

Monday, 19 May 2014

Friday, 16 May 2014

Riders of the Amber King

Empowered by the rampaging spirt of Spring the Riders of the Amber King are warriors without peer within the halls of the Asrai. The King in Amber maintains a steadfast battalion of these riders throughout the year, courting the favour of Orion and the Wild Heart of the Wood.