Just a heads up this post is quite picture heavy.
So, after much messing about have finally got this looking to where I am reasonably happy with it. The photos make it look a little untidy in places but from a distance I am really pleased with it. Especially pleased with the gems and glow effect as have never painted these before. Thanks to Wurmwood for the advice on the yellow highlights I think it definitely helped the inner armour pop 😉
I know I could definitely spend more time on it but frankly I really want to move into something else. I still have to base him/her properly but looking to airbrush a whole load of bases in one go so will update the pics and show the finished model once I have done this.
I have really enjoyed this model and trying out techniques to try and improve my painting. However I have decided I spent way to long on this one if I want to get both Aleph and Combined Army starters done ready to play with. I think I just procrastinated too much and then kept trying little things which went wrong and I had to keep correcting to get him back to as good before. Also those £&@#^ vanes on his back kept breaking off despite using green stuff grrrr!
I also have a load of MDF scenery to build and paint as well. So whilst the painting side is a large part of the hobby for me and I am really concentrating on trying to improve I am changing my approach whilst still trying to improve. I will try to paint a little faster and get the basics done well on them all and then revisit each model in turn again to improve upon them.
This way hopefully I can get a pair of reasonable looking forces on the table to play with and then look to add more highlights, better blends etc but also get broader practice across different models and colour schemes etc.
I have the Penthesilea model which I really want to try and do my best job on as it is just such a great model. To be fair though I really love the sculpts and look of the Infinity aesthetic.
Here’s some finished (for now) pics of the Charontid.
Moving on to the Malignos with combo rifle next.
Thanks for looking. Please feel free to leave any advice, guidance or critique in the comments , be gentle I am a sensitive soul 😉