Gargant time again! We're coming from this post about a month ago, where I had left the main body done. I thought the head would be quite the next natural step, so little else to say. Let's go for the head!
|Just a close-up of the thing primed|
I started from the inside, as I thought it would be easier. Following my tradition of
being lazy keeping things simple, I sprayed the interior with a metal primer
Then I applied some more colour:
|I miss a couch or something, but it will do|
Well, then the outside. Since the beginning I had clear in my mind the head must be green.
|Basic dark green layer and Agrax all over|
Let's focus on the lower part first. I used a couple of tones of green and combined them at will. I really didn't want to give a very clean impression
|It will look better at table distance|
|I toyed with different ideas for the jaw, but in the end I deemed the checkers would be the right choice|
|That was, of course, before I realised I would have to highlight the whole damn thing :S|
Enough cabin for a while. It was the time to move on something else. The crew, for example.
|I couldn't make more minis fit into the cabin, I promise|
I think I should have greenstuffed the Gretchins so they wouldn't look so... modern. I mean, the sharp edges, the nose, the ears, you know, that kind of stuff. But in the end I was too lazy, so I just painted them:
|At first I also considered using two Mekboyz, but this way you can certainly tell who's the boss here|
This is how they look when in place:
|Unward, ya Grots!|
|Fasta! Moar dakka!|
After the break I felt strong enough to keep on painting little checkers again:
|C'mon, the eyes were asking for it, you know|
|So was the turret!|
Giving the turret a smooth looking was tricky (well, at least for me!), but red happened to be a nice colour to work with for this purpose.
So thi is the finished head:
|Behold the face of Mork|
|Ant that tiny face on da rear too|
This is the Gargant so far:
|Behold da powa of Mork and despair! (behold da powa of Gork too, just in case)|
I have to say that this begins to be rewarding. Seeing it grow part by part is meaning truly something for me. The beginning was hard indeed, but I think it begins to look like something, and that's encouraging.
I'm taking a break (not sure of what will I paint next), but I'd love to get back to the Gargant soon. Stay tuned!