Friday, 3 July 2015

Throt the Unclean aka Verminlord Beastmaster Finished

Pretty pleased with him, I just hope I roll the "Extra Arm" personal chaos attribute, how cool would that fit?
The Bale-Eye, I was sorely tempted to try an OSL technique but I lack the skill and my power glove wasn't making it any easier. But, it does look warpstonish, maybe I'll play it as blinding glare magic armour? Or a warpstonish charm. 
It seems every weapon I paint lately looks better from the rear. Ah well c'est la vie. 
I tried to go for a bone pommel but in the photos it gets washed out.
And lastly WIP on the characters;
They're coming along, nearly time for an army/collection shot a la Pete Taylor in the armies book.
Thanks for looking and pls comment .
Enjoy your weekend Oldhammerers!

8 comments:

  1. Nice work! That's great figure and a great paint job!

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  2. Thanks mr mouse, I've always wanted a casting of him (or two) he just oozes character and the opposite of charisma; menace? Yes I'll go with menace

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  3. Great stuff! I'm sure your rats will be happy to have this ringer join their team.I love the eye.
    Stupid question... what's an OSL technique?

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  4. Object source lighting, painting to give the illusion part of your model is actually glowing/burning and casting light onto other parts of your model. Throt is the quintessential Beastmaster hero model, I had to include him picked him up on the cheap from eBay with 6 giant rats, stripped him and repainted and here he is, ready to lead the charge at the head of 6 rat ogres.

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    1. Thanks for that - right, OSL, I've tried using that technique here and there without knowing the name. (I think Darth Vader was my last go) -- but it is a pain in the ass. I also think it can be a little over-done, especially in the case of painters who really want to show off their talents.

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    2. You're bang on there, your vader sabre definitely had the illusion of casting light but not so much that it detracted from the excellent black highlights.
      I like osl when it's done subtly and doesn't wash out the miniatures actual paintjob. Was it worth it for me to experiment on a character in a swarm army where if I failed I would have to strip and restart?
      No. Throt looks fine; better than the other rank and file; for certain.
      If I ever get round to my eldar Pirates I may start trying some more advanced techniques, including some subtle OSL

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  5. Thanks classic,
    I put a bit more work into him than the average fig. And I'm pretty pleased with his turnout, he will look slot better once the basing is finished.

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