|Here Ya go buddy!
He also takes care of my house when I go away on vacation :)
So for all the snow shovelling, lawn mowing, tournament running, forum policing plant watering and general kindness that he brings to the table, I like to thank him with something he can throw down on the table and stomp people with (in style!)
Aside from being a great guy, Erik is an extremely viscous Khador player with a particular love of character assassination runs starring his Kommander Sorcha. (Drives me nuts - so if anyone out there has tips on neutralizing this particular piece of Khadorian nastiness do let me know....LOL!)
In the Khador book is a picture of Sorcha painted in a white outfit. For this Alternate model version of her Erik requested that I paint her in a similar "Winter White" alternate colour scheme. I decided to focus on surface textures to break up the potential monotony of a mostly white figure - and I think it really worked out! The hard armour was inspired by Stormtroopers from a certain galaxy far far away and is painted in a gloss coated white with sharp black delineation. In order to keep it from becoming too smple/plain I painted the metal grieves etc in a mixture of brown + black and a metallic tone. I think the touch warmth really adds to the overall appearance and makes it look more natural.
The face was painted with Reaper flesh tone triads - mostly the rosy triad in this case - to reflect the redness a Khadorian winter wind would be sure to bring out in fair Sorcha....
The metals were painted with a GW tin bits (or whatever the colour is called now - warplock bronze I think?) base and then highlighted with Reaper Pewter and P3 Radiant Platinum. I like these metal colours because they are a little warmer in their undertones - something I make use of quite often.
I then used Vallejo Verdigris glaze to create the power glow created by Sorcha's spellcasting. I carried this Verdigris colour down into the ice/water at the bottom of the basing and brushed a bit of it up onto the underside of the (cork) rock formation to suggest a bit of a mystical glow sympathetic to what was occuring on the weapon. The rock was painted in GW Charadon Granite and then drybrushed with some lighter grey tones and a little weathering pigment. The gear is a watch gear weathered with paint and AK Interactive rust pigments. The snow is LePage's No More Nails construction adhesive with a bit of GW Snow flock added to the top. I then used a bit of water effects resin and super glue to create the ice a the bottom.
Overall this was a fun and fairly successful paintjob! I think Erik will be proud to field the model and I am already terrified to face it! What more could be asked for. :)
Coming soon - another Khadorian caster and Gun Carriage I did for Erik, some new wreck markers, finishing off some old projects and continuing updates on the Beastman project!!!