You need to totally change subjects from time to time. Leaving your comfort area is healthy and good in every aspect. That's what I've done this time.
I've been wanting to paint some Roman stuff for ages. I have some 28mm Legionnaires lost in some drawer (in heavy need of love from my part, sigh), but I was looking for something different, kind of a bigger mini for the shelf. Then I found a real beauty from Nocturna Models.
|When assembled he will look better|
72mm scale, resin. Incredible sculpt, amazing casting. It was exactly what I was looking for. Some days later I came to this:
|There were some steps before, forgot to take pics|
|When in Rome... you know|
I'm happy with the results, but extremely unsatisfied with the pics. I tried different techniques for the several textures, and I enjoyed it all pretty much.
|It all looks too flat in the pics! :(|
|The shield took more work than expected|
|'Romanes eunt domus'?? How do you dare!!|
|That Superman guy asked for my cloak. Ha, he can hold his breath|
|What do you mean 'Mordor'? All roads lead to Rome!|
As said before, the sculpt is simply amazing. The tiny details, the way they all complement each other... It's absolutely gorgeous. I'm no expert at all, but having been through a few books and references for research, I also happen to find the mini quite historically accurate, which is also certainly something. So esentially 12/10 for Nocturna Models, I have enjoyed enormously going through this mini. A more skilled painter would make wonders out of this one, but for me this is more than enough.
Well, after this unexpected break, I'll be coming back to my regular stuff. Or irregular stuff, I know the difference no more :D