Friday, 30 September 2016

Hail Hydrant!

Greetings one and all, please forgive my absence, it's been one of Those Septembers. The planets aligned and everything in RealWorld(tm) seemed to happen all at once. But I am back now and with a totally-not-a Hugo Weaving to show for it!

As is usual for subtle blacks... the camera hated it but I've done my best in post! This is the painted version of the chap we were converting a little while ago. He's quite clearly supposed to be a pre-Red Skull "Johann Schmidt" of Captain America fame. Hence the: the title. Client wanted him to fit in with some previous Imperial chappies so that's how he got painted. Speaking of which:

He was fairly straightforward to complete. The black is my usual German Grey, highlighted, washed with black and rehighlighted. The leather was Flat Brown mixed with a little black and washed at the same time as the rest of him. Again, go back to the original mix and lighten it for highlights. A couple of dark green accents and a teeny, tiny suggestion of an aquilla in a white disc on the arm and all is good. His face gave me some trouble as the sculptor had gotten a bit excited on the expression and it was anything but nuanced. I had to go back and forth with shades making the flesh feel less "lumpy". But still, he's done! His friend is still on the painting table - and is getting a significantly more Generalissimo vibe - and will be with us soon. Oh, and the long slow assembly/conversion project is still being long and slow. Soon!

All the best folks.


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