Well, the paint pots have been out, so time to report some progress on Captain Elias Draeg.
After pulling him apart to individually paint the arms/torso/cloak/banner/legs without hitting parts I didn't want to paint, I managed to get a good base coat down:
The cloak was fun to paint and give a rich green colour, as Draeg is the Captain of the Fourth 'Resilient' Company, afterwards I added some green and orange washes to help add more tone and depth to it.
Painting the arms was a touch of a challenge as well, as the Runefang Steel paint I had had become sticky and horrible over the year of no use, so I had to paint over it with Ironbreaker so it wasn't as messy.
And last but not least the banner itself form good old Pedro Kantor (this is an old metal one too, so I've added a 2p coin on the bottom of the base to balance the model).
Since then, I worked further on him with washes and highlights, before reassembling him, which led to a lot of calamitous issues with gluing him. First of all, some glue dripped onto the fold of the cloak and took away some paint, so I had to repair that, then the superglue on the back banner didn't fit well and white crytalling happened across the backpack, so I had to clean and repaint. The banner connecting point itself now looks like I've dipped it in sand and painted it. Might have to break it off and Liquid GS or ditch the backpack entirely for a new one, but we shall see:
The backpack I felt was a little bare too and since I want to challenge myself, I've decided to freehand a silver clenched fist onto it along with a banner saying "Resilient", as that is the name of the Company Draeg leads.
And that's it form me for now, challenges and failures hamper me, but as I collect sons of Dorn, I share their stubbornness in giving up.
Can't wait to see paint on Ashenwhyte's model soon too!
Edited by Brother Cambrius, 11 July 2017 - 05:22 PM.