So, after being basically terrified of posting anything for the last however-long I've been here (Three years? Four?) I've decided to take the plunge and actually post a model here.
I blame the incredible ++In Memoriam++ thread for this sudden rush of motivation and bravery.
Now I'm not exactly a great painter. Or modelling genius, for that matter. If mould lines and undrilled bolters ruffle your feathers, you're probably better not looking at the following pics. You have been warned!
Onto the specifics - this is a model that I threw together to show some fellow forum-goers an example symbol (in super-basic freehand) of an Alt-Heresy Emperor's Children marine. Anyone wanting to know more about the Alt-Heresy stuff can find a ton of info in the Special Projects subforum, but I'll also answer any questions as best I can.
So without further ado, here's Sergeant Caemund of the (alternate) Emperor's Children.
Damn, my brother's camera makes mine look awful.
The weathering effects are a first time ever for me - I'm pretty pleased with the result. I thought it'd be a lot harder than it turned out to be!
Oh, and the weird red tint on his sword was my trying the same weathering effect with red for a sort of blood-splatter, just in case it worked. As you can see, it, uh, didn't. Still, now I know, and that's half the battle.
The crude, child's drawing of a silver spear is my attempt at a legion badge. I tend to be very, very jittery when painting, moreso when doing freehand because of sod's law. Even so, this only took me three attempts, so... huzzah?
I cannot paint eye lenses. At all.
99% of my minis use Chaos Warrior hats with the horns shaved off for exactly this reason.
However, I thought I'd done marvellously on Caemund for a change... before I spotted his yellow eyebrow on this pic!
Really happy with the cloak - much better than the last few I've tried!
The only problem I have with it is that it's covering up the best weathering effects, which were on the back of his legs. Blast!
And of course, any opinions, praise, condemnations, suggestions, mockery, or other thoughts are very much welcome.
Edited by Ace Debonair, 30 May 2016 - 10:29 AM.