That’s what I’m calling him for the moment. Mr Stompy. Suits pretty nicely, don’t you think? Of course, for his heraldry and fluff I’ll pick something more fitting (thinking ‘Malidor the Cursed’ at the moment) but for now, he’s Mr Stompy (well, all he he really has are his massive Ugg Boots), and I’m rather fond of his company. Painting Contmeptors is alwaysw fun and as this is going to be part of a project close to my heart, it’s even more of a joy to flick the brush over.
I managed to get some time to paint him this weekend and though I thought I might have been able to get him done, turns out that laziness, socialising and a pressing need to be outside while the last of the summer sun is with us meant that I had to settle for just getting the legs/groin completed. The most basic part of that torso is done but there’s a lot in terms of details there that need completing still, not to mention arms (both shoulder guards and weapons), head, base and missile launcher still to do. Actually, this angle (the one in the above photo) highlights best why I’m calling him Mr Stompy – until I get that base done and some arms on him, it shall be thus. Stomp stomp stomp.
Went for a chequer board pattern on one knee, as a well as an obligatory skull on the other (though the angles made that skull particularly hard to paint). They still need the slightest bit of retouching but they’re essentially done. Also, I always worry about how the bone effect will look on larger areas, but it has turned out quite nicely again with this piece – the important thing is not to overdo it, and also to scale up appropriately. Hopefully, if you’ll excuse the pun, I’ve cracked it. *groans heard across the internet*
I’m hoping to get a little more time to work on Mr Stompy this week but I’m in for another busy one with work, etc. Like a really busy one. In fact, working on this would be a great way for me to hide away from the general stressiness of it all (he types plotting cunningly). Winner. Oh and, as always, apols for the dodgy images on this post. As mentioned prior, a good proper camera will be employed when capturing the finished job. Onwards!