My small Legion of the Damned Squad is now complete!
I’m pretty happy with how these guys have turned out, there’s a lot more I could do with them, but I at least this project is complete!
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I recently did a guide on painting bone. There’s a number of ways to paint bone, based on how old or how dirty you want the bone to be, but this is the scheme I went with when painting my legion of the damned models.
This isn’t a very difficult technique, and you could definitely go further with it.
The painting quality is pretty awful on this guy, but he is done, just one more to go and that’s the first of many projects completed!
I haven’t painted a model now since I think the middle of November. Christmas, work and general ill health have kept me away from the painting table.
So I am quickly just catching up on a few projects I started last year, the first of which is the Legion of the Damned squad. And here is the third model in a squad of five.
He’s a little scruffy but I am a little out of practice and I also filmed myself painting him for a bone tutorial. And filming whilst painting is tricky!
So, I haven’t been too well recently, so it has made painting difficult. However, I have managed to quickly paint up this chap to add to the recent Sergeant Centurius I did a while ago.
Sorry for the poor picture quality, can’t get the lighting just right at the moment.
Well, my project to rescue this old model has been a nice little success.
There are parts of the model, such as the face and the skull he is holding, that lost a fair bit of detail in the process, but I think I have managed to fix them well enough.
I must admit, I would love a squad of these guys to go alongside him! :O
So he is pretty much done. I was debating about how best to replace his backpack. I know banners allow for some cool artwork, but I tend to leave them out, as they just strike me as being very impractical.
I tried to make his face look a little more leathery and sunken. I spent a bit of time goggling corpses, which was a jolly experience and I am sure someone in law enforcement is having a field day with my google history. 😀
I took a few pics to see how well the blue flames and the rest of the paint job sit together. Quite happy with it!
Every now and then I come across and old battered model from my youth that I want to try and rescue, and in this case it’s Sergeant Centurious!
Some of the details have been really hammered away on this guy, mostly around the face and the skull he is holding (the Animum Malorium), but I do like trying to rescue an old model, especially a classic like this one.