Monday, December 9, 2013

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a... pig?!

The first Pigasus mount is finished! What a hoot!
As you can see, I mounted him on the shabby looking Bretonnian peasant wall.

The wings were heated up in boiling water and reshaped. I wanted it to look like he was banking off the wall. The rider was slightly repositioned during construction as well to further the effect. This is one of the many reasons that plastic models are much preferable to metal ones.

It was really nice to paint something other than blues and browns! The only deep browns I used were on the ropes around his neck.
I suspect the caparison scraps will get more exciting as I do more of these things. This one was done almost like the Orc of the Realm horses I've done so far, but with few extra ruffles around the outside edges.
The reds are old school GW colors. Scab Red, Blood Red, then a few mixed shades of Blood Red and Tentacle Pink.

The yellows were a random mix of new GW, old GW, and Reaper. They're Snakebite Leather, Averland Sunset, Daemonic Yellow, Bad Moon Yellow, and then a mix of Bad Moon Yellow with white.
All told I have 9 hours 45 minutes into painting the boar. The wings added around 1/2 hour to an hour of extra time, versus a ground-bound boar.
Hopefully it won't be too long before the rider is done. I'm really stoked to get moving on this project at the moment! I'll likely be converting up a few more knights next, along with the first trebuchet.


PsychosisPC said...

Great looking Pigasus. Look like something Bret Bielema rode out of the state to Rkansas.

What do you have a time clock to punch to record all of this time spent? Stop already, this is not suppose to be work......;)

Michael Butcher said...

Sweet Job

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