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Berzerker Skull Champion – Showcase for Warhammer 40K

Finally wrapped up the last unpainted model for my Berzerker squad. As I mentioned on the WIP post, nothing really fancy with this guy; just a basic tabletop paint job.

I did do some blending on the power sword though. I always like making my power weapons stand out regardless of painting quality on the rest of the model. One or two elements on a model that are well painted can really draw focus away from an otherwise mediocre paint job.

Skull Champion

Painting Thoughts

Overall I’m happy with how this guy came out. Knocking out a model without the need for endless blending was a nice change from my last session. He fits in with the unit so I’m pleased with the result.

Regarding the power sword, I did a bunch of experimenting with it. I started off the same way I did the one for my Herald of Khorne, but realized that method was going to be way too time consuming. I then tried another method where you basically block in the colors and then blend the seams, but I found that annoying and not overly convincing.

Instead I tried something I’ve done before and found the process quick and effective. I would tell you what that technique was, but I want to master it more and do a tutorial on it; so you’ll have to wait :)

I can say that it’s a technique I haven’t seen before. That’s not to say I invented it, just that I haven’t run across it is all.

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6 years ago

Nice work, especially on the power sword. But man, those Berzerker models are so ugly.

6 years ago

I like the models and they are a bit old school but that is fine.

I do like your paint job and in particular the contrast with the sword. Even arming him with a sword is a nice change after the usual axe for Khorne models.

6 years ago

He looks good. I would def like to see how you done the sword. Nice touch with the snow on the feet, it is something I always forget to do

6 years ago

Looking awesome! Whats the 1 on the base for?

6 years ago

Hah I actually like the model, though I feel the skull could be slightly more sinister…though maybe he is just laughing in the orgy of the blood he’s causing!