Well, I finally finished my Herald of Khorne that I started longer ago than I care to recall. Let’s just jump straight into some pictures, of which I took many since I usually only do like four and always cover the same views.
I’m very pleased with the end result. This was my first attempt at a fully blended model, which meant learning a lot of stuff on the fly – and I learned a ton. That being said, it’s going to be a very long time I think before I go to this length again. I mostly did it to see if I could and to push myself to learn. I learned I could do it and gained some valuable information in the process, so a success all around. However, it’s just not practical to spend this kind of time on a single model, even an HQ. I enjoy painting and everything but my biggest enjoyment with painting is playing with fully painted models, not creating show pieces.
I think what I’ll do with my new found info is apply it in a more practical manner where appropriate. I could definitely blend a model in half the time any element of this took and still have good looking results. It wouldn’t be flawless (not that this Herald is either), but it would still look good. I’ve always painted in a sort of dark gritty style so blending the same way is more my style than this model was.
Anyway, I don’t mean to sound like I’m complaining. Again, I’m very happy with this model and I’m glad I took the time to learn. I was also smart enough to remember to document my process so everything I learned is on paper for future reference; a rare occurrence for me!