I have a quick update for this week's What's on My Desk showing the progress made on a Grey Knight commission. This commission has been on my desk for some time, and I'm delighted to have made some significant progress on it this week. It's due Saturday, so after this post, it's back to work!
Until then, let's take a look at what I've been working on so far.
January was a busy month that saw me working feverishly to finish an original model sculpt for KantCon 2013. Unfortunately, a casualty of that time crunch was the non-metallic metal paint scheme I wanted to do on this commission. I'm using GW's brass and silver paints, which still look fantastic, so I'm still really pumped about the paint on these termis.
Driago and five Grey Knight terminators are the models receiving paint, and because there's a lot of similarity between armor colors and motifs, I knew I needed something that would separate Driago from the fold. To do this, Driago's power sword is being painted in orange/yellow hues, as compared to the squad's blue toned falchions. It's a small thing, but between that and his banner, he should be instantly recognizable on the table top. I'm especially excited to finish the swords, when they're all complete each will have a layered glow and energy field effect rendered on the blades.
After I adjusted my paint scheme to include metallics, I decided to go with a codex approved blue wash over the silver plates. The blue hue does a surprisingly good job of heightening the "silveriness" of the plate. Dark rich reds (mix of Khorne Red and Abbadon Black) add a great contrasting color to the terminators, while GW's Hashut Copper and Vallejo's Old Gold are excellent for all the ornate details on the armor.
The base for the armor is a 1:1 mix of GW's Leadbelcher and Runefang Steel washed in Asurmen Blue (now Guilliman Blue).
Check back next week for the final picks!
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