With a week to spare, I have finished my last model for the Standish Standoff, my counts-as Huron Blackheart. I’m pretty happy with how this came out. Let’s start with some shots.
The lighting is a bit on the dark side. I’m still working out a good setup for pictures but I really wanted to get these shots up.
Counts-as Huron Blackheart
It’s nice to have this model done and to see all the work come together. For those who weren’t tracking the progress, he’s a mix of assorted Chaos Space Marine kits and some subtle sculpting work.
I had some moments with this model. The power axe blending took way longer than I had planned and a few times I thought I was going to have to strip it and start over. The skin tones on the head was a mistake, as mentioned previously, but one I think that worked out well. The backpack took a few tries as well. I did the skulls, loved the look of them but they blended in too much with his face. I then had to redo those and the spikes but I’m glad I did.
The basing is a new technique as well. I saw a great snow basing tutorial the other week and knew that’s how I wanted to do my bases. I think it’s far more convincing than my previous method and I’m really happy with it.
Now to see how Huron (I really need to name this guy), performs on the table all painted up!
PS – Greggles, if you’re wondering, I didn’t take your advice on the skull eye glow just because the arms are magnetized and the effect may not work with other arm pairings. Great idea though that I will use at some point.