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So after the completion of my dwarves I have decided to paint up a couple of minis for pure fun, I got a few to do and decided to do something different. So as my first 40k mini in a long while here is Drazhar, Master of Blades.
Now first things first, I went for a purple tone. A dark purple tone; chaos black and liche purple layered with more liche purple added in and highlighted by adding commando khaki. Looks pretty good in person but unfortunately does not photograph well at all, these are the best I could get - you can see it is purple but looks like there are no highlights or anything. There are, honest!! I will try to get better pictures next time.
I am going to do the mini with a sort of limited palette, first time for this but it may work (hopefully). The face mask will be commando khaki and bleached bone but will have a purple glaze/wash to tie it into the purple look. The blades I am tempted to try NMM but am not wholy confident on my blending abilities.
Now the base is another new thing for me, I am trying to get hold of some water effect materials (surprisingly hard to find in the UK/Europe) and make the barrel look as though it is sunk but leaked a liquid into a swampy looking thing. Hopefully, never tried this so it could all go tits up.
Anyway, comments and such welcome. Sorry about the pictures again.
I really like the tone you've got with that purple, it works very well with the black, and screams 'dark-eldar' at me.
From the sounds of it, I think NMM blades would really set the model off, if done well, which, considering the quality of some of your work, is something I think you are easily capable of doing. I'd go for quite a light metal, to add a bit of sharp contrast to the model and really draw attention to the blades. Maybe consider some kind of black patterning as a detail on them?
The base sounds interesting, normally I would be sceptical, but for a display piece it sounds like it is worth a try.
The only thing I'm not so keen on is the pose, I think he (maybe a she) looks too symetrical, but that is just a personal thing.
Nice work so far buddy, and I look forward to seeing him/her finished.
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I like the pose of the figure and the base is kicking! (no pun intended!) The only thing that I find distracting is the line going through the barrel surface.
I am starting to see the subtle purple shade but as others have commented it is too soon to really make any good observations as it looks mostly primed black with just a hint of purple.
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Yeah, I am buggered about this colour - I have the cameras white balance on the highest it'll go and that is the best it kicked out for me. The line on the base has not been noticed before but it is the join line form the two halfs - not sure if it'll be easy to get rid of or not. Will see.
Is it done? Sorry but I think you should throw something else in the mix, make it more striking. I know you can do even better Flamebeard, show us what you got! Perhaps yellow eyes, glow high highlights, etc. Something with the blades perhaps.
Er.. done? Not even close. Besides the 'wip' in the title I would assume that it has no other colour bar a purple on would have given that away. And I dislike this fasination with ultra highlights, sure it can work in some cases but I prefer the more subtle approach; its just that purple is not exactly easy to see especially when this dark.
Ku, it has promise but really cant tell from the photos, will await the final outcome before relistic comment, but obviously if the picci still isnt showing the colours it is a bit of a swine!
How long have the stuties bee this interested in purple mate?
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