Sunday, 19 June 2016

Shiny Lord of Chaos

Some more stuff for my HeroQuest project. Two on a row, wow! Among the Hasslefree ranges I found a wonderful Chaos Lord. As my previous original HQ Chaos Warriors were painted in black, I thought it could be a nice chance to make something different and pour some colour on. I d't take too much risk anyway, I went for classic red.

Man, I feel like torn into pieces
 So this was like he was supposed to look:

Does this colour make me look angry?
But I must confess something. I didn't feel comfortable with it. Not at all. This is one of those things that I see other people master but I can't make it work. Honestly, I've seen other people's Chaos Warriors in every colour imaginable and I drool all over. But I made this one and felt totally clumsy. Ouch.

So I came up with an alternate solution. What if I tried brass?

Then this happened

Trying to play with camera's colour balance

Now I feel chrome and shiny
Ahh, it's so hard looking good for battle...

The brass look works better for me. The pics look too gritty and dirty, but in hand transitions look smoother. Don't know, maybe I have the image of Mordred fom the Excalibur movie way too attached in my mind, but I kinda prefer this metal approach rather than the coloured stuff. Ahhhh, when my Pantheon of Chaos KS minis arrive I guess I'll have another chance to see what I dare to do...

20 comments:

  1. Brillitos, ¡brillitos! Ya tiene nombre. Brillitos el Campeón del Caos.

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    1. "Brillitos". La Hueste de Brillitos el Campeón del Caos. Que alguien salga a la batalla con ese nombre demuestra su valor más allá de toda duda :D

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    2. "Brillitos" el Campeón del Caos y su mascota-engendro "Meneíllos". Yo lo veo.

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    3. Ouch. Ésa no la he visto venir... :D :D :D

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  2. Not a gentleman to be crossed clearly.

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    1. I bet so! However, that's what our heroes will be forced to do when they enter the dungeon...

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  3. Great looking warrior! I love the armour colour.

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    1. Thank you! I gave it a thought or two, I was quite unsure of this was going to turn out!

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  4. Looking good! The brass looks way better than the red, as if he's gotten meaner with the colour change.

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    1. Thanks! I like brass better too, may have to repeat it on more armour pieces, hehe.

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  5. He looks great mate - fine in red, but even meaner in brass!

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    1. Thank you! Metals always add some appearance!

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  6. That's a nice idea! While I liked the original red, the brass looks good!

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    1. Thanks! I must confess I wasn't comfortable with the coloured approach. Though it works fine for Space Marines or sci-fi in general, I feel this kind of armour asks for some kind of metallic look. Glad you like it!

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    1. Haha, he needs more purple! :D

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  8. Nice figure, like the pose, nice to see something chaos by another figure company, really reminds me of the olden days of GW's chaos range.

    And I have to say, I prefer the Brass look as well over the red, really makes him stand out as a man of importance in any warband....

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    1. Thank you! Right, the mini is distinctive, yet keeps the flavour, nice balance. It's been a real pleasure to paint (and re-paint!)

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  9. He wants more gore ... more dirt ... more rust ... and you realise I'm being a total hypocrite as I can never dirty up my own chaos minis too much, LOL ... ^_^
    Nice work Suber!!!

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    1. Hahaha, thanks! I'll try a totally different style for future minis!

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