Every good performance deserves an encore, right? I was really pleased to be asked to paint this commission in the same style as my Blood Angels diorama (right down to the base).
There were plenty of opportunities for freehand with the parts that were chosen. I took inspiration for the loin cloth from the art on the cover of an old blood angels codex. It’s difficult to make out on the pictures but there is texturing on both this and the banner. The design on the right shoulder pad was adapted from space hulk.
I filled the indented crosses on the knees since neither I or the client were particularly keen on them, and it provided the opportunity to get a squad marking on the left knee.
Full non metallic metal was requested for this one, and I’m quite pleased with the result I achieved on the gold trim. I also experimented with a slightly different approach on the power sword, but the position of the power node thing is further down the blade than I’d like, which I found a little restrictive in terms of the effects I could employ.
My next painting project will be another commission – a dark elder archon this time. In the background I’m continuing to work on my sculpting too, focussing on 30 mm scale miniatures at the moment.