|Adviser between Lord Sergei Kalente and Lady Greiss|
Wednesday, 3 February 2016
Colony 87 Adviser and completetion of Wave 2 !
I'm pretty sure many of you like that thrill of achievement when painting models. For me it's all about those finishing touches, correcting a detail, painting the base rim or adding the grass tuft. Those moments really fuel me with a great feeling of satisfaction so when those happen at the end of a warband or army, they taste even better ! This time I got an extra kick out of this model for completing the whole Wave 2 of the coming Colony 87 models by Jon/Axiom !
You'll be accustomed now to seeing the great sketches from Will Beck (above) and how the sculpt from Michael Anderson is close to it.
The colour scheme I've chosen may be a tad surprising but for this one there were 2 main elements that decided how it would be done. The first element is that as an adviser, I thought the model had to stand out to show his positions. Think of how the advisers of kings had to show off to maintain their position. I think an adviser should either be unseen and manipulate from the shadows or being exposed in plain sight to control and dominate. Our adviser here is of the second kind.
The second element is that I'm still heavily influenced by Jean Giraud AKA Moebius and I wanted to echo his work in my own way on this model.
I can think of many other paintjobs though and it's likely I'd have gone another way (probably more grimdark) if I hadn't painted all the models from the range at once. I sort of had to differentiate the humble workers from the politicians and priests rather than make them all dark and gritty.
And here he is amongst all his companions from teh 2nd wave of model for this wonderful range that Colony 87 is.
I'm starting on the last 3 models I have from wave 1 and getting those done will be a massive satisfaction on top of the tremendous pleasure it's been to paint them !