|Geometry of Murder.|
With October coming to an end, I wanted to paint a creepy model, in the spirit of Halloween. Back in July, I converted Petr Danev, a halfling for the Church of the Red Athenæum, a radical splinter of the Imperial Cult that believes suffering is the highest form of veneration of the God-Emperor. The model is laced with scars and has their cheeks sliced open creating a wide, sickly grin of a killer, perfect for Halloween!
|As a member of the Church of the Red Athenæum, I thought it was fitting to paint his shoulder sash red.|
|All of the scars on the model were enhanced with several purple and red glazes.|
|Additional detailing on the model was added with free-hand paint work, like the treading on the boots, the watch, and the grip of the shotgun.|
|To add to the narrative of the model, I added a few drops of blood to the base of the model, suggesting Petr is tracking a victim.|
Currently I have two other members of the warband ready for painting, and a few models in the work in progress stage. It has been fun exploring the Church of the Red Athenæum again, particularly since I have improved my craft in the past few years. I have a lot more planned in the coming months. Hopefully I will find time for all of it!
- Adam Wier
Excellent - a real "Joker" sort of creepy clown vibe. The boot soles are excellent too! Well done!ReplyDelete
Thank you for the kind words! He certainly does have a very creepy vibe. I am glad you liked the soles of his boots! I always enjoy painting those little details.Delete
Superb sculpting work.ReplyDelete
Thank you! Sculpting all off the tiny scars on his back was a little tricky, but I think they turned out well.Delete
Wow, that turned out great!ReplyDelete
And the tread pattern is a nice touch! Definitely an area that is overlooked or crudely approximated on most figures.
I have rarely seen sculpted tread patterning that looks good. You are right it is mostly crudely approximated. I find painting the patterning much easier!Delete