So having played a few games of eighth edition 40k recently it has become clear to me that special characters are much more useful in this new version of the game! With this in mind I decided to replace the venerable brother-captain who has been leading my force of Crimson Fists since 2002 with a new commander! Clearly there was only one choice of new Warlord for my force.... Chapter Master Pedro Kantor!
This model has been sitting undercoated on my workbench since 2012 so I'm pleased that I finally got the push to give this figure the paint job it deserved! I deviated from the 'approved' Games Workshop scheme as I felt it had to much gold on it, in fact it looks like the noble Crimson Fist has been taking fashion tips from the Custodian Guard!
With this in mind I replaced the multiple gold laurel leaves with green ones instead which I felt were a bit more realistic. I used a lot of layering on this model, adding a few extra graduated layers compared to my rank and file troopers. I'm really pleased with how he turned out though I'm not looking forward to varnishing him as I know this will take some of the 'edge' off the paint scheme! Next up I'm going to work on some new Devastators to bulk out my Astartes!
I'm about to paint the very same fellow, who has sat as long as yours has... I've found that a couple of coats of GW's 'Ard Coat followed by one of Vallejo's Matt doesn't effect the 'edge' of the paint scheme (something I'm quite precious about). Good luck!ReplyDelete
Cheers for the advice reference the varnishing dude!Delete
Good luck with Pedro, he is actually quite a fun model to paint despite all the bloody laurel leaves!! My advice.... Paint the backpack banner seperately.
Just followed your advice though used Army Painter Matt as that's what I had fonhand. Great job; still a small amount of tone loss but nothing compared to what spraying on Purity Seal can cause! Top stuff!Delete
Cheers Neil! Thanks for the kind words!Delete
Green laurel leaves were definitely the right call. Looks great!ReplyDelete
Cheers Mate! Yeah I'm Pleased I went with green over gold. It looks far less gaudy!Delete
Very impressive bud!ReplyDelete
Thanks dude! He was actually quite fun to paint... except for the Laurel leaves.... soDelete
Many of them... everywhere
Wow, that's a damn nice work! :OReplyDelete
Cheers mate! As feared the varnish dulled it slightly but he still looks good!Delete