Title says it all! I took part in the Space Riders Kickstarter campaign by most talented Diego Serrate. He really made an outstanding work on bringing RT creatures to life, seriously. All his sculpts instil charm and personality.
My first choice was the Ambull, a dangerous creature native from the rock deserts of Luther McIntyre IX. They can be found on extreme temperatures planets, excavating tunnels for their lairs in the rock.
Looking for that desert ambientation, I chose the bown palette. I used a scorched brown all over (German camo brown by Vallejo) as a base. For the shades I mixed dark green and regal blue:
|Looks like a giant mutant coprolite|
For the fleshy parts I used beiges instead, so it all kept a colour coherence but you could still see the differences.
|Quasimodo? No, doesn't ring a bell|
Though I've seen it (the GW original version) painted with some other flashy colours, I rather went on this path, more earthy; it somehow felt right once I begun to paint it.
|No, those are not scuba tubes|
So this is it, a nice addition to my RT bestiary and a cool concept for scenarios in tunnels or labyrinths.
|Humans have tried to tame Ambulls. Not all efforts have been successful|
Well, this is the first of the batch. I'll try to have them all painted in the next weeks! :)