So, here he is: the first model I've painted since my break. I wanted to paint up a character figure, that I'd really enjoy painting, in order to get back into the swing of things. But I didn't want to make things too simple. If anything, I wanted to jump in at the deep end. This guy has blue armour, something I've never done before, yellow robes, that I've never done before, a new type of power sword, that I've never done before, and OSL, which I've never really done before. This should go well!
The shoulder pads are both made at least partially with greenstuff. The chapter symbol was cast from a mould I have and then trimmed down, nothing too fancy. The librarians symbol on the other hand was a pain. The one on the model was the third attempt, but it was something that I was determined to do.
This is where the fun began; my previous attempts at OSL involved precisely zip. I kinda just winged it, but basically I blended from red, through orange and into white at the centre. The blends aren't really smooth, and its not winning any golden demons, but when its not zoomed in twenty times like this pic, it looks pretty good I think. Any mistakes are really hidden by the tiny size of the area.
All in all, I had a great time painting this guy up, and I have already started painting a few tactical marines. I also have a conversion finished to paint up after them. Hobby time will be limited this week as I have exams, but thereafter it's the summer! I love being a student! Finally, here's a sneak peek of next week!