Monday, October 4, 2010

Avatar of Khaine

I was looking for something to add to my Eldar army and finally thought: "You know, the Avatar is kind of iconic - even if the pewter model is crap in compared to Forgeworld." So I did some cutting and pinning and greenstuffing for the following result. Both the arms are reposed, the torso is taller and bulked out a little more and the hair has been turned and bulked out so it doesn't look atrocious.

Rather than painting the upper most lava layers as a super dark red or black, I just left it at red since I really wanted this guy to pop out from the rest of my Eldar army. I spray coated with white primer and gradually worked up through yellows and oranges and then to red. All the armor got a coat of black and then painted up with usual gold recipe. The sword has a slightly blue sheen to it due to a thinned out wash of blue ink (yes, I still have a bottle of blue ink. It works just fine for what I need.)

I also tried experimenting with some basings effects - blending the blood spatter on the snow into a (hardly visible in the photo) pool of water effect around the Avatar's feet to represent the fact that he is the flaming god of war and his every step scorches the earth beneath him. Didn't work out as well as I'd hoped, but oh well.

If you notice the helmet on the ground, it's painted in the same color scheme as the Space Wolves commission that my friend hired me to do.

On another note, I turned 21 today. Bar run tonight!

1 comment:

  1. Hey nice work! I like the convertion , it's sublte but yet effective. And the paintjob is neat. Also have a good birthday night out!