Tuesday, 7 July 2015
Completed: Stormcast Eternal Conversion
A painting fever gripped me last night as I wanted to get this guy done quickly in-between other projects currently on the go. A friend posed the question in a local painting facebook group "how do I mix airbrush and normal brush techniques?" and I decided to try my own version of this on my previously converted Age of Sigmar model from the latest White Dwarf. With three colours airbrushed over a black undercoat (brown all over, then red for the base and yellow for the armour), I am very happy with how he turned out after around two hours of brushwork.
The base turned out much better than I had hoped, with the red earthy colours inspired by a lot of the new Age of Sigmar artwork complimenting the warm yellows of the armour and framing the colder blue of the shield very well. I used a combination of quick "two brush blending" for the highlights, followed by darker glazes of reds, browns and black for the shadows. It was great to try a "once off" model and not worry about the usual note taking and ease of repetition worries that usually cause painter's block on most of my army and unit painting. Around the back you can see some of the quicker brush strokes but overall the model looks great in the display cabinet, towering over some of his cousins from the 41st millenium!