I’ve been working on this miniature from Games Workshop for some time now. It’s high elf captain Caradryan, and I am painting it for the new GW shop that opened in my city last month.
So here is what I have thusfar. Still some work to be done, and most parts that look unfinished probably are 🙂
I’ve been trying some new-for-me techniques. Some freehand patterns and also texture for the cloak. I need to tweak that a bit still though 😉
I’m also giving some lessons at that shop, and the first one was last Saturday. It’s really fun to see some enthousiast gamer/hobbyists gather. The next lesson will be this Wednesday afternoon, so if you happen to be in the neighbourhood, please come and join 🙂
See you next time!
The gold and gems are ace! Very gorgeous. I'm not so convinced about the back… looks glossy and the surface of the metal miniature is dented, especially in the recesses. You can fix this by preparing the miniature with dilluted milliput (just add some water) and paint this on the metal before priming.
Any ideas for the base yet?
Really beautiful NMM !! Very nice face expression as well. The cloak doesn't look glossy to me at all as it is a ceremonial armour. Though I agree with Corvus about the stains htat occur by the irregularities. Well put free hand!
Pity I couldn't get to GW last wednesday may be next Saturday but then there's no lessons I suppose? Anyway I need to lay my hands on a sentinel. (just like to paint a machine again)
Thanks for your reactions. I'm still working on this miniature so your input is very much appreciated.
As unbelievable as it may seem, this is actually a finecast miniature. It's one of the first models I've seen that doesn't have that many airholes or flash. However, I did discover another negative feature to finecast. I actually tried a milliput wash before priming, but the material didn't adhere, it just pooled – similar to the effect you sometimes get when brush-priming a plastic mini. So that wasn't very effective. I tried some greenstuff for some parts, but I'm not an expert 🙂
I will get rid of the shine with some Testors afterwards. Thanks for your great input!
Thank you for your reply. I cannot find any other way of contacting you, so I'm hoping you will read this message. There is no lesson this Saturday, but there is a local painting contest of which I don´t really know any specifics unfortunately.
I will give another painting lesson at thw GW store on Wednesday 28th of December. And in 2012 there will probably be monthly sessions. I will post the dates on my website!
It would be great to see some of your latest work, I still remember the cute little fire-breather you brought to Noorderspel.
You should definitely participate in the Lager Landen contest at GW, if you can manage!
By the way, it may seem strange to reply to you guys in English, but who knows maybe someone likes to read along 🙂
Wow! Keep on happy painting! Best Wishes Roman