I present to you my first model for the month of Movember, Bloody Bradigan:
As I mentioned yesterday, to help me get out of my painting slump I took on a little challenge of sorts to paint up moustache-toting models this month. Thanks to the monthly Paint the Target challenge on Lost Hemisphere, I took this guy out of my unpainted pile and got him done!
I originally picked up Bloody Bradigan back when we (i.e. Andrew and I) played Warmachine. This was years ago. I was running Trollbloods (when Hordes was brand new), Rhulics under Gorten and Pirates of the Broken Coast under Shae and Captain Bart. We played a bunch of games. I lost almost all of them. And never during that time did I paint anything! I played with bare metal and white- and grey-primed models. This was at a time when I was not a painter, but a gamer. I ended up starting to paint some Rhulics and some of the pirates, but didn’t get very far. We stopped playing Warmachine and Hordes. And all my models have sat in boxes, waiting…
Until now! Well, Bloody Bradigan, at least, need wait no more.
This is how he looked the other day:
You might be able to see the poor prime job he got, looking a little crusty on his lower body.
The next night he looked like this:
Coming along nicely. If not for the distraction of FTL, I probably would have had him done Friday night! I did manage to get his tattoos on, although I did not wait long enough to wash over them and some got ruined 😦 I covered those up and decided to forget them. Sadly, at one point you could clearly read “love” and “hate” on his fingers! I was so proud of them! And now they’re just smudges 😦
Yesterday he got the final highlights, washes and some sand on his base:
And now he’s done. And I am happy with him! I even gave him a black/green (because he’s a Merc) halving on his base edge, in case he ever gets used in-game.
- Skin: Midlund Flesh, Ryn Flesh, Ogryn Flesh Wash
- Pants: Coal Black, Rucksack Tan, Trollblood Highlight, Seraphim Sepia Wash
- Metals: Pig Iron, Ogryn Flesh Wash
- Ball: Cryx Bane Base
- Boots: Gun Corps Brown, Ogryn Flesh Wash
- Bottle: Meredius Blue, Arcane Blue
- Base: Thrall Flesh, Seraphim Sepia Wash; Thamar Black, Ordic Olive
Who’s next on the Movember Moustache Challenge? Find out tomorrow!
Thanks for reading.