Friday, 5 February 2021

Ministorum Priest Taddeus the Purifier - Blackstone Fortress

 


Hey all, so here's my 4th adventurer for Blackstone Fortress ! 
So far I've managed to keep my promise to paint something for the game every other post and I hope I can keep that balance for long enough !
This time I wanted to paint Taddeus the prurifier, I'll have to be perfectly honest with you and say that at first sight this model really was a league under the others for me, something odd, like it was too detailed and many of the details were just rushed, like often thoug, you really only know a model when you've painted it and although I still feel like some details (like pouches and bags) are really just filler, it makes a lot more sense now that I've had it in hands and caressed it with my brushes !

This model is unmistakably 40k so I've tried to keep a colour scheme that sticks with it.
I feel like the photos here don't do justice to the red fabric, it is different from how I treat red usually and is far nuanced.
I usually like to build strong vibrant reds from a dark purplish red base up to an orangey bright red to give it maximum impact but this time I've worked on saturation only and built the colour by glazing the main red to then edge hilight with that very same saturated red, it looks nicer in real but maybe my photo set wasn't optimal. 
I'm trying to learn and train on a couple of subjects with this set so hopefully I'll be a slightly better painter after that !


So far the band still has strong individualities but still has a sort of coherence (I hope), I'm pleased with how it's building anyway which is the main thing I guess ! 
I love how Taddeus still maintains the heavy DnD class trope and I think he couldn't be more of a cleric than he is with his powers and power club, I don't think I've found which class they all really are but the Paladin, wizard, fighter and cleric are no brainers for now !

I thnk Taddeus will be happy with friends from the Ministorum from a few years back, they have a lot to talk about so that should be happy days for him !

Oh and with the progress being what it is and the end of the game announced, I was lucky to find some useful gaming material at the FLGS ! I reckon supplement boxes are out of teh scope now but that's nice !






21 comments:

  1. Totally awesome, they do some cool models nowadays.

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    1. No doubt about that, that box was full marks as far as I'm concerned.

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  2. So beautiful
    Perfect how he fits with both the Adventurers and the Ministorium Retinue

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    1. he could be a little filthier to hang around the pilgrims, le'ts just assume he just got out of his shuttle !
      Thanks !

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  3. Very nice JB! This figure is the very embodiment of a bloated, pompous priest who probably overindulges in a way that a man of religion probably shouldn't. For all his bulk though, some of his details seem to be pretty tiny and hard to paint, so congrats on a great job. Love that illuminated page in his book :)

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    1. He's a perfect embodiment of the concept I agree, I'm eager to move onto the Xenos now !

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  4. Inspired colour choices.

    Now on you go. There's got to be about another 60 models in that box left unpainted!

    Chop chop.

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  5. Wonderfull job !! I found of your style.

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  6. I really like how red works on this model; I had seen it only in white-ish so far, this is a good reinterpretation just by changing the main colour, I love it!

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    1. I believe red would work better in his line of work ! The drycleaning bill won't be as frightening !

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    1. Cheers, I'm really motivated on this project !

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  8. Whoa ... awesome paint job this! Nice highlights on the robes too ... it makes the mini 'pop' all that more!

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    1. Thanks ! I tried something a little different on his robes to keep them velvet smooth !

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  9. Went back and checked through your other Blackstone Fortress characters and you’ve done a lovely job mate.

    Picked up the game myself prior to Xmas and (luckily now it’s out of print) my wife gifted me Escalation and the Zoat expansion for Xmas. Wish I’d jumped on this game ages ago now that the expansions are selling for so much on EBay!

    Looking forward to seeing your next posts on this project!

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