Monday, June 23, 2014

Minotaurs Vs Lamenters (Part 6)

Hi eveyone,

I am back again with another instalment for my little vignette of the Badab War, and a step closer to completing another New Year's resolution.

Today I bring you the fallen, yet always noble, Lamenter Space Marine. As you can see, the poor guy has taken a beating, but defiantly holds on to his squad banner - as is expected from this tragic yet illustrious Chapter. Well, you cannot see the banner in this post, since I had to rework it a bit due to modifications to the base.
The hardest aspect of painting this model was the battle damage - not the techniques themselves, but trying to figure out when enough is enough.  They say less is more, and I tend to agree, but I wanted to grasp the feel of a protracted war with this little guy.  Whether I have achieved that or not,  is hard to say.  I like to think that I have come close.  But please let me know what you think in the comments below.
It was also important to aesthetically create a strong visual difference between the Lamenter and the Minotour.  While the Minotaour is cleanly painted, the Lamenter is beaten bloody.  This helps create an 'outer skin' of a story to a vignette that only holds basic poses.
The last pic below gives you an idea of ow the figure fits in to the bigger picture, so to speak.  I think it fits in nicely with the background without getting lost within the complexity of it - at least I like to think so.
Well, that is all for today.  I will be back soon with another blog post on this guy describing the work I did on the other arm and the squad banner.

Till then, farewell and good health,


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