Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Slow, Yet Satisfying Progress

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Oye, the holiday season. It seems like nothing gets done and things like hobby stuff fall by the waste-side in favor of spiked eggnog and family member ramblings (the eggnog helps). In any case, progress on my table has been slow the last month, but the work I have put in has been great. I'd also like to add that I've finally put some time into learning the ins and outs of my camera; things should look a bit more pro than they have in the past. Without further adieu, here's what I've been up to.

When I last spoke of my progress I was working on Slaanesh CSM Cultists, but now I'm....still working on Slaanesh Cultists. At this point I'm up to five Cultists and while I'm still picking up different techniques from all over, I'm trying to stay somewhat consistent with this unit as I don't want any of them looking wildly different from the others (except for my first attempt at painting; , for sentimental reasons).

So first I'll show you Rambo, here. This was my first attempt at a lot of flesh (unless you count the ladies) as well as scarring, but it turned out better than I thought it would. I really hated putting blood spatter on this guy, specifically on the scarring since it turned out how I wanted, but hey, blood's kind of what these guys want. Who am I to take it away from them:

And finally, my Cultist Champion; Mr. Tickles. Above everything else, I love how the blood spatter turned out on this guy. His clothing, flesh, leather, skin, etc. are all very dull in reflection and color where as all of the shiny-parts of him are from blood suggesting a recent/fresh kill. I used a similar technique on his scars as I did Rambo, but I'm not convinced it's any better than the above. I also tried some rust effects on his weapons that turned out a little less obvious than I intended, but still noticeable:

And here's the five of them together in murderous merriment:

Sadly, that's all I have for updates on painting. Soon I'll have some more stuff to show off as I get a bit creative with some Cultist conversions to finish off this unit, but that's a post for another time.

As always, tell me what you think and constructive criticism is definitely encouraged (I'm still a noob).


  1. The unit looks really good together! Now you only need like a bunch more!!

  2. I ove the names you've been giving them!

  3. Great looking pack of psycopaths! Now you just need 30 more.