Starting off as a place to show my 2000AD-themed projects, its mutated into a diary of what i'm up to in the SF & Fantasy modelling hobby. And the odd rant, review and ramble.
Friday, 25 May 2012
General Blackblood - colouring in
Blackblood has from the start been green.
And always will be to me.
I can understand why Clint Langley went the gunmetal route for his take on the characters in his tales:
to go along with his photo-realistic approach, but its just not for me.
So, green he is, but he's gone from a metallic sheen on the above cover to solid green in later tales:
So the question i had was - is he metallic or not?
Was he supposed to be so in the above, or was that just because of limits to the colouring process and he should've been metallic?
I ummed and ahhed over this but in the end went metallic, as i've always had him as a vain, arrogant so-and-so, who dresses himself up in as much pomp as he could - so surely his paintjob would reflect that.
So here's where i'm at:
I've used a pot of metallic green that Citadel produced back in the 80's and is still viable. I chose it over a spray can as (A) i could mix it with black to darken the ridges as you see i've done here (B) after the Sandtrooper build, i can't afford another can of paint
Born '62, growing old but not up. Ex-Projectionist.
Fan of decent film, especially 50's SF, Universal and Hammer horrors, the shorts of Laurel & Hardy. Love the British boys comics i grew up on, special effects in any form, history, mythology, fantasy and cheese.