UPDATE: I’m delighted to be able to show you the Luther’s finished paintjob. To see all the pics head on over to The Mighty Brush.
I have no particular order in mind with regards to posting the projects I’ve been working on the last year or so, but with the recent release of the Blood Angels Codex and new models I figured this would a good time to show the Lord of Death.
So, first off, this was a commission piece. Not done as a truescale project but he does stand a few mm taller than a regular Space Marine. I’m really pleased with the end results and has had me rethinking how I plan to my own future Space Marines.
These are the clients own pics, better than the ones I took 🙁
The inspiration for the project came from the original Mark Gibbons black and white artwork from the very first Angels of Death Codex. This is something I’d wanted to work on for a very long time, as I always loved that artwork. I had to modify the right hand because the pose in the artwork just doesn’t transfer well into miniature form.
As you can probably tell the starting point for the miniature is an Astrorath the Grim, who has the perfect torso armour and head for the project. This rest being plastic components and greenstuff. At the time I forgot to get much in the way of WiP pics. Although not quite the same it does dawn on me that the new Sanguinary Priest plastic mini has decent lower robes that might work to make a similar conversion (although less animated). I should also add that the skulls on the base were added by the client and are a very nice touch.
You’ll be able to see the painted progress and finished miniature over at TheMightyBrush.com. I highly recommend taking a look, Luther is a talented painter, who recently had some of his own painting featured in White Dwarf.
Finally, if anyone would like to commission another one of these please get in touch. If I make another one I will put together a step by step guide. I also want to take a second stab at the robes and cloak, I do find them very tricky and it’s a great model for that.
On the subject of commissions, I am looking to take on a small number of projects for a short time. I don’t often do commissions these days but lately I’ve been in the mood for a little variety. I can’t promise that I’ll take on any requests but please feel free to get in touch about it (especially the challenging stuff).
I’m particularly keen to get my teeth into more Tyranids, Eldar Aspect Warrior styled Wraithlord, Classic Rock Noise Marines 😀 and Space Marine Centurions.