General 40k Shinanigans

Iceletter complete

Horns, eyes, nails, claws, basing, and hilts.  These are all things that trouble me when painting.  I spend 90% of my time on 10% of the model.  But, I finally got this guy done.  Tutorial pending-



ImageImageImageAs always, would love comments.  This was my first attempt at OSL around the eyes. 


Thanks for reading,



6 responses

  1. I do like the contrast of the blue on black. Too bad you didn’t show the sword because the one I saw from a while ago looked great. The OSL around the eyes is done well but I think you went too far from the eyes with it. The eyes are recessed and the glow would not reach so far onto his forhead. The distance you went below the eyes is about right, just a hair less in my opinion. Basically, focus on that rim around his eyes for the concentrated effect and blend ever so slightly out from there, like super thin.

    March 19, 2013 at 7:01 pm

  2. Yeah, it was my first attempt at OSL. Looking at the pics, I can see what you mean by going too far up. I got 19 more of the little buggers, 8 hounds, and a herald to go before I get to the big guy.

    March 19, 2013 at 7:25 pm

  3. It’s a good first attempt.

    Also, right on the rim around the eyes I would brighten that up as well, that eye ridge edge. That area would get the most light and blend out from there. Sometimes I take my base color, whatever I’m thinning down for the “light” color, and do it at the brightest point. It’s still thinned down but not as much as the areas you’re blending.

    March 20, 2013 at 6:56 am

  4. Perhaps I could thin out some blood-red (GW) and use that. The glow was actually done using the Bloodletter glaze. The eyes are layered Khorne Red –> Blood Red –> Blazing Orage –> White Scar

    March 20, 2013 at 8:37 am

  5. I like the black color scheme. Is it meant to represent the bloodletter’s skin cooling in the arctic chill? Or does it just represent an alternate coloring? Either way it looks good and sets it apart from the typical red variety.

    March 20, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    • Thanks. The idea was more along the lines of the first idea. Essentially it started when I got a second forgeworld bloodthirster and wanted different scheme and then I got on using blue as I imagined blue and red would look good together.

      March 20, 2013 at 1:12 pm

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