So here he is, completely finished, ready for the competition on Saturday. He was a blast to paint, simple as. Basically, he had lots of stuff that I don't normally paint. I really had fun and can't wait to see how he does.
From previous competitions, I know that the standard will be high. As an example, this squad won gold in the UK Golden Demon for 40k Squad. The painter, is from Dublin.
So, on with the model. The picture below is the shield he's carrying, which bears the symbol of the Nurgle fly. This was fun as the most freehand I usually do is a basic shoulder pad chapter symbol on marines. I'm planning a banner bearer for my marines so there'll be some freehand on that. You may remember, I said that I had a banner for him. The banner looked great (if I do say so myself), but it had a myriad of problems when I attached it to the model. It was top heavy, dominated the model and simply looked wrong.
Here's a shot of his back, with the skin and open wounds. This was my favourite part of the whole model. Unfortunately the pic doesn't show it up great, I'll try to get better ones over the week. It was really fun as, again, I don't get to paint much skin (noticing a pattern here?)
The axe, again was great fun (that's right, I don't paint much rust). There's not much more to say. I'll have a tutorial in a while, as well as some for things like the cloth, skin horns etc.
I already said that the standard will be high in this competition, and honestly, I don't expect to win anything. Nonetheless, I'm hoping for some compliments on him and I'm looking forward to seeing how he sizes up to the other entries. Regardless of how he does, I'm happy with how he turned out: he's definitely my best miniature so far. I now give you free reign: critique away!