Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Blood Angels Devastator - aka Burnt Face Man

We've all made mistakes when modelling or painting our miniatures, both small and large. Even the largest mistakes can be covered up by sheer ingenuity, as this Land Speeder and Land Raider from the Drunken Samurai aptly show. I have never had to cope with that, the nearest I've been is 3 coats of paint on a Rhino - although there is a mistake recently that I've had to cover.


Whilst painting my latest batch of Blood Angels, I slipped with the brush and covered a portion of a face with a black streak of paint - no big deal really, as I could just re coat it. There was also one more thing nagging me about that models head though, while I was assembling it I was really sloppy with the mould lines on that side of his face. This was my Plasma Cannon marine for a tactical squad, so I decided that at some point in the past his cannon had misfired on him, leaving him horribly scarred....




Behold, burnt face man! A bit of stippling with dark browns and blacks, coupled with some ink use, has made me less embarrassed to have missed such an obvious mould line. I just have to finish the rest of the model, and then I can rest easy.


UPDATE - I've also decided to enter the Jawaballs Painting Competition, so I've started work on a Blood Angels terminator a little early. Here's the start of the model, an ex-salamander and an AoBR arm that will hopefully work well with normal Termie arms. Apologies for the poor picture.






- Gavin

6 comments:

amaximus said...

dang! that burned skin turned out excellent!

Gavin Schofield said...

Try it, it'd work really well on a World Eater, or maybe even one of their victims severed heads. It's just a load of stippling of various reds, browns and blacks with an old brush, and maybe some Baal Red / Chestnut Ink.

Tristan said...

I always tend to use weathering, damage, etc. to cover mould lines I missed, splotches of paint, etc. I just find it to be a huge time saver while still aiming at "best I can do"

Well done dude, it looks great. We need a full body pic though to get the full effect :)

Gavin Schofield said...

The models barely half painted, I ripped him to pieces to get at his torso with the brush! He should be posted soon though!

The Great Unwashed said...

Haha, I like it! I wouldn't have even questioned it if you hadn't said anything.

oni said...

Nice. That was a pretty cool idea you had there.

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