I've been doing a bit of console gameplaying and reviewing in the last few days. The figures have become a bit of a slog, but I'm still doing a bit on them each day. I've been really struggling hard on what to do with the giant. I've settled on Tartan rather than patchwork, but the blue/green or red? I'm leaning more towards the red after putting together a couple of very bodgie photochops.
Giant's head is done now, though
I did a bit of playing with his face with stuff I rarely get to do on human-toned models. Ruddy, boozy cheeks and nose. A bit of blue-grey around the eyes, 5 o'clock shadow, reddened lips and zits.
His gear is done as well. I might go over the metal shield rim one more time, though. Seems to look a little yellowish for some reason, and it's bothering me.
Legs aren't done yet, but this is to show the fleshtone progression - so it won't be quite as ruddy as it looks in the two tartan shots up top.
Bellingham still looks messy. I fear that my chosen scheme is going to leave him looking messy regardless. I found a pic online of a Belakor that's got a very similar scheme, so it's influenced me a bit as well. I've gone for a "scarred" look to the star of chaos on his chest and filled in his nips with some areolae - since if they've sculpted nipples on him and I'm doing his chest in a fleshtone, we may as well do it properly.. I need to work out the colour to do the straps on his armour plates and the skull across his chain tabard. I'd usually go for a dark teracotta, but a dark red might work as a subtle spot colour while staying harmonious to the rest of the model. Green, blue, purple, tan would stand out too much, and brown/leather feels too "cheap" and natural for such an exalted Daemon Prince.
He seems to look a little better from the rear, though. Less stuff going on. Though the front will look a bit different once it's all properly shaded and blended and cleaned up - though I don't think it'll look all that much different...
I'll have to get onto the bases for both of these clowns as well. At the moment it's looking like something that will happen post-Christmas. Getting them both finished before NYE is looking debatable now. Here's to hoping!