Earlier this month I showed the conversion for my entry into this year’s Smash Bash: a brutal pitfighter whose existence is violence and blood. The original model was sculpted by Lux Thantor Miniatures and is being sold by Totally Not Panicking to celebrate Smash Bash. I tried to channel Blood Meridian energy in the model to create a paragon of mankinds’ ultimate trade: war.
|I used a lot of natural colors on the model to ground them and normalize the brutality of their trade.
|I tried to paint their skin to be pale and unhealthy looking. Who knows, maybe they were left for dead in the sea?
|I wanted to use this model to explore painting a variety of worn leathers, from light to dark.
|I wanted the silver to have a blue tint to it, while still looking beaten and used.
|The bleached skull on his base really emphasizes how large and imposing the pitfighter is.
|I used Tamiya X-27 to paint the blood spatter.
- Adam Wier