Saturday, 16 August 2014

Restarting my Emperor's Children - A pride in painting!

Hey Guys

We have had some beautiful Legions on Parade, over the last few months, with gorgeous paint schemes, showing a real example to the community of the talent out there and the pride in their models. So, recently I have been looking at my projects and in particular the way I have painted the 3rd Legion. I favour a more realistic painting style which has natural lighting, gritty weathering and chipping etc. I am in no way an exceptional painter but I do feel my work is nice enough to share with the community. However, sometimes I look back at my models and know in my heart I can do better. I have had just such a case with my Emperor's Children. I am unhappy with the look and feel of my legion and don't feel they match the beautiful artwork from the Betrayal book:


In Betrayal the Emperor's Children armour is metallic and the gold quite subdued. My purple is non-reflective and very vibrant, while my gold is garish - almost unpalatable. As such I have been trialling some paint schemes today looking for one which ticks all the boxes:
1. Quick
2. Easy
3. Repeatable
4. Metallic
5. Close to the source material 
Here is a picture of my favourite trial model (forgive me the use of MKVII armour lol):



What do you think? I think it is fairly close to the source material. I will be trialling some golds tomorrow, which I will show on the weekly progress report, and then get ready to batch produce! 

I would also like to have a go at repositioning Fulgrim into a more heroic pose and less battle-centric, so stay tuned for that!

Khall Sithis