Monday 9 September 2013

Roboute Guilliman Model (Know No Fear Diorama #6)

This past weekend marked the transition from modelling to painting my "Know No Fear" diorama, and while I sort out the colour scheme on some test models I want to share with you all the centrepiece model, a pseudo 'true scale' attempt at the primarch Roboute Guilliman.

This guy was a lot of fun to work on, making use of lots of parts from the bits box, a very elongated set of legs buried under layers of sculpting putty, and a bit of imagination to fill in the blanks not shown in the artwork. A big thank you to the reader who pointed out I had missed the gauntlet straps!

The biggest lesson for this model has been patience. I was a bit keen to get certain areas done, which led to many mashed details which had previously been sculpted but not yet set hard. The key was to do the fiddly bits like the eagles and skulls in the evening, then follow up in the morning before work with the easy bits like studs and buckles. Here are a few more work in progress pictures to match my previous post.

With the final undercoat on, I have put away the sculpting tools and picked up the paint brush, starting with a few spare models which also conveniently give a sense of scale when stood next to this guy. It will be a little while between drinks as I'm a slow painter but I look forward to sharing some of my progress with you all.

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