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Monday, 2 January 2017
Fabius Bile the primogenitor
New year's resolutions... the fools amongst us keep making them believing they'll respect them while the most strong willed adhere to them to the letter. Well I'm a sort of strong willed fool so I kind of always stay in this middle ground. Why all this rant ? Well I've decided to get as many half finished projects out of my table as I could so after finishing the last 2 models on new year's day, I turned to the next most finished model I could see. Turns out it was a model begun almost exactly a year ago... Oh the shame...Well Fabius Bile was lucky enough to be alone and half finished on top of his old paint pot so I grabbed him !
Getting back to him, I realised why I had stalled in the first place. the patchwork robe is quite a tiring part of the model so I tried to use all the energy gathered previously and finished it. I tried to keep a leathery feel to all colours hence avoiding neat flat surfaces.
I've also realised it's quite hard to get away from how the studio model look if you keep a dark armour. The only difference I added was the different colours to reflect the fact Bile is an equal opportunity murderer. He'll cut you apart no matter your race, gender or anything...
Since I wanted him to tie in with the other renegades I have I left the armour mainly black so in order to make it a bit less dull, I made some parts glow with an inner fire and weathered it a bit with rust marks here and there. I think it breaks the monotony of a huge black mass without changing it too much.
All in all it was rather lazy job and I could have done things differently, the robe could have used some stains and all and the 2 tanks above his head could have used other colours. He's done though and that leaves time for new things.
But why did I paint him ? Well I have plans. Aaaand I needed a big boss, iconic enough, to be above all those plans. I realised the model would be quite fitting for the cause so I picked him. They're a year old plans but I've made progress on them though so I hope this will be a 2017 thing (and by thing I mean games).