Brothers and Sisters in the Rock!
Today I come to bring you glorious news...
The Lions of Accon are ready to fight!
Closer Look at Captain Semper... and the curious little bugger that followed him from the Rock. Does he know of his fate? What purpose has the sword it carries?
Also a closer look at the Champions, dedicated to the Top 5 Brothers of this very Sub-forum.
With that, I declare my Oath fulfilled.
I owe nothing to you anymore but my gratitude.
This was a very cool thing to do over the year's end and now the first few weeks of the new year.
It was something ENTIRELY different to what I normally paint - both the aesthetic as a whole, aswell as the more muted "simple" paint scheme.
So it was a departure from my regular turf - together with an Ork Warboss and the Red Gobbo - that was a nice break from my Wolves. (And I can now go back to them with new experience and fresh motivation)
And i learned quite a bunch!
I tried and learned a bunch of stuff you can or can't do with Contrast.
Like drybrushing light grey highlights onto Abaddon Black, before covering it with Grey/Black Contrast Paint, depending on how much you want them to be visible.
The Red on the Mantle was a huge hassle and still isn't perfect, but alas...
Same for the Powerswords. I haven't found a good recipe and technique in a colour I like... the search continues!
The Bases were also done in a way I never tried before.
I bought a bunch of the textured rolls on greenstuffworld and experimented with them.
I found a putty in an art store that is easy to use, dries quite easily, takes all the details really well AND is cheap.
+++Luck is with those who believe in the Emperor!+++
Painting them also took a few tries. Too little and they would look dull. Too much and they would make the whole thing too busy.
...and for those who are curious, these are the bases by themselves.
Is this the end of the Lions of Accon?
Surely not. Lazarus already looks really tempting... and he wouldn't come without Lieutenant Zahariel... and probably a regular line unit or two or so...
...some day ;D