I have finally got around to a post with photos of the knight with paint on it! It was starting to feel like it was never going to happen, when I did start I felt like it was looking aweful like I had forgotten how to paint... but not being able to see the finished product in my mind and only have a single thin coat f the basic colours really wasnt doing me any favours. Anyway! here is some progress, I'm more than happy to change the scheme within reason. I obviously havent finished, I still have to add shade in areas, I havent done any highlights, made the gold look brass, or heraldry... bla bla bla... Please, any ideas to improve it, now is the time!
Please be honest with your feedback as you have been, I'm a big boy and I can take it. Generally I feel like its going pretty well!
Ok, I've been away for a few days sooooo it looks like there's some catching up...
Ok, here is some colour on the guy, let me know what what you think. yeah there's a lot of details but I have been trying to consciously keep it quite simple and I've been following the Warhammer TV guides to help me do that, like making most of the mechanical parts just boltgun with wash for now rather than trying to individually distinguish each part, which is a problem I have. I'm actually looking forward to parting with it... I cant wait to see his reaction and also get get on with SOME OF MY OWN GOD DAMN MODELS. As for the separate parts, well the conversion didn't really allow for that sort of option but I have kept the arms detachable. This is the first time I have ever painted a model that wasn't fully assembled.
Thanks for the advice, as I said to Dusk raider I did only manage to keep the arms detached but I can reach MOST of the model. it gets a bit tricky around the icon which is swinging really close to his leg. I did try to nail a series of stages on one area before moving onto the next and psychologically I feel like im out of the woods and moral isn't and issue anymore
That is an incredibly nice thing of you to say so, and I take great comfort and encouragement from the fact you think so! It was looking at the Knights of the likes of yourself and Augustus that pushed me in to trying harder, its unlikely I would have taken it this far had I not joined in the bolter WIP community. I do genuinely enjoy doing things like this for my friends... I made a looted carnifex as well as a personalised "colonial Marine" style 40k mini for Krakendoom cool, and the recipient of this knight has previously received a Stormblade from me for Christmas which I also made Khornate... although by comparison it was a very weak job. I basically hung som skulls from chains under sponsons, cut off the imperial eagles and added a couple of khorne/chaos symbols. I just think that a completely unique and nice looking mini is about as cool a present as I could get someone I care about who is into this hobby... and of course we can be friends, it would make me following your every digital action across multiple platforms WAY less creepy.
Well my 3 importent things are the left arm, right arm... and the rest of the horribly complicated and completely fixed knight!
I'm a big fan of your work, so if I'm helping to push YOU harder then I must be doing something right! I'm looking forward to trying to sculpt something tzeentchian and totally mental after seeing your own awesome nurgle efforts. The feet man... people love those god damn feet! I mean dont get me wrong, I love that people love them... but it just seems so funny how many people mention them, they were a total afterthought! Im really happy I bothered, hopefully my friend will get a kick out of them too.
I can appreciate what you mean, the bigger they get the less sense the mobility makes... just look at Pacific Rim... a film that disregards physics to such an extent, I try to explain it to people as a comedy. But because of who its for, and how it would be played... I needed this thing to be a cannonball. I didnt know how I was going to do it or if I could, but Im really happy with how it came out. Ideally I think I would have had something on the base that was getting smashed to pieces to demonstrate the force of this things steps... but I just dont have the resources or time to figure that out. I'm happy with how the base helps with the weight though. Yeah it was quite a rebuild... not the most mental effort I have ever made to repose a model but it took some work with all the toes, pistons, one of the knees and both hips needing some changes. The unique set up of the shoulder guards is even as a result of me not being able to swing the rear arm up high enough for how I wanted it to look... the shoulder was just in the way! so I had to move it to allow for the sprint. It is also a lot easier to suspend disbelief knowing that the machine has been corrupted by powers that alter reality too. I really appreciate your kind words, knowing that you have an appropriately critical eye for details like that! thanks.
Wow... thanks everyone for your advice and your really generous feedback. Hopefully I can do the model justice now with the paint job. with any luck my brothers and sisters on bolter will keep me on track if my efforts stray from the right track. Thanks again everyone!