Wednesday, 3 February 2016

In a follow up to the last blog entry The Chaplain Dilemma, I thought I'd post up a work in progress shot of Chaplain Faustino. 

I wanted something that was visually distinct from the boarding marine so that you can instantly recognise him as a ranking officer. The embellished death mask looks a little at odds with the antiquated armour. I imagine that Faustino is very recent to his post as Chaplain, the previous encumbent having his head blown clean off in his role as imperial herald.  The armour is a relic from the wars on Terra and has stood in the presence of the Emperor. Such relics are a living link to the core beliefs of the crusade and not easily dispensed with. The armour salvaged and repaired it is bestowed to Faustino to carry a legacy 200 years in the making, soon to be sundered by the Heresy. 

Paints used: Vallejo, Reaper Master Series, Games Workshop Washes, Com Art Medea Airbrush Airbrush: Iwata Hi-Line HP-CH Airbrush Paint Brushes: Rosemary & Co. Raphael 8040, Broken Toad Brushes, Windsor and Newton Series 7

1 comment :

  1. It works quite well. It still holds to the utilitarian look of the heresy are legions too.