Not a very exciting picture but I’ve finished up the prep work on the Helbrute so I can begin painting him. I had a fair amount of gap filling to do on this guy, some of which you can see.
I’m really looking forward to painting this Helbrute up. It’s my favorite model from the Dark Vengeance kit and it’s time I sat down and really worked on something for fun. Of course it’s a model I’ll use, it’s in my list for this month’s tournament at my FLGS, but with my painting backlog getting smaller and smaller I feel I can really put some effort into this model beyond just getting it painted for the table.
I’ve reached that point with painting where I feel it’s time to push myself. I have been working more and more with blending and I feel this is a perfect model to really work on that some more and improve upon it. I really like the new Chaos look of blending flesh and metal together and I feel I can do more with it than I have been. It will be a ton of work and will take me a while to do but there’s so much detail on this model that anything less seems like a waste.
Lately I’ve been really inspired by the work of James Wappel. He’s a painter I heard a lot about but never took the time to check him out until recently, and man can this guy paint. His work makes me hang my head in shame as nothing I’ve done can come close to what he accomplishes. At the same time though it’s inspired me and there’s a lot to be learned from James. I don’t intend to replicate his amazing work, not that I could, but instead to try to incorporate some of what he does into what I do and create my own thing.
Hopefully this week I can put brush to model and get this started. I can’t wait.