Greetings Terrans, and a joyous new solar orbit to you. I hope you all had a good festive period and all that good stuff! I’ve been super-busy with RL of late, and despite having a rare couple of weeks ‘off’, I’ve had very little hobby time. I managed to remedy that a bit, and finished this dapper chap this evening:
He’s ‘Janus Draik’, the Rogue Trader from the Blackstone ‘goodies’ side. He’s a really nice model – probably one of the best in the set in fact, with a really decent pose and a nice level of detail. I found him a bit fiddly to paint, but I’m pretty rusty after nearly a month off, so there’s an element of that too. I kept him pretty clean rather than go for my normal grubby style, and I think it suits him.
Not much else to say about him really, so that’s it for now. Next time will be the last three members of my Nurgle Warcry band – ‘deserters’ in fact, so something a bit more grungy to look forward to :-)
I can’t think of anything really specific to say but wanted to give some encouragement.
I just like the way you paint in general!
Look forward to seeing your painting efforts this year, especially if you have some disgusting Nurgle to share soon.
Thanks Jenn, much appreciated – yeah, I’ve got a bit more Nurgle to go, and then some sweet old lead to get through 👍
Now that is a really nice character! :-)
Cheers mate 😊
Dave Stone said:
I thin k you made the perfect call on this one Alex, as the cleaner look really suits it, excellent brushwork.
Cheers Dave, he’s a bit of a dandy really so makes sense to keep him in good order 🧐
The sculpt is cool, that’s true, but I think you gave it exactly the kind of paintjob it was asking for. Looking great!
Cheers Suber, and happy new year mate 👍
A cool figure Alex, very nicely done. 🙂
Cheers mate, he was fun 😊
Really nice work, Alex. You’ve captured the character of the sculpt’s face very nicely. :)
Cheers dude, it was tricky – either faces are getting smaller or my eyes are getting worse!
Very regal lookin fella!
He’s a dapper chappie for sure 😊
Pete S/ SP said:
Cheers mate 👍
Happy New Year Mr Lead Balloon. He looks fantastic. I agree that he’s the best mini in the box. I love how you’ve picked out all the details and the little shine on the monocle is cool.
Cheers dude, and to you mate 🤘
Nice! I love the dirty skin tone you’ve used, it contrasts well with the ostentatious coat he’s wearing. It’s probably the smoking… I hear it’s bad for you ;)
Cheers mate, yeah, I reckon he loves a fat one 😎
Really nice job on him. Until I saw your photo, I never noticed that he had a pipe!
Cheers mate – some sort of cigarette holder I think (probably a cherry vape or something daft like that 😂)